One of my Christmas presents to myself this year (2009) was a new laptop. It's an [URL="http://www.acer.com"]Acer[/URL] Aspire 7535-5020 with 4GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, Wireless LAN, Built-in Camera, GigaBit LAN, Modem (Does anyone use a Modem any more?), a huge 16:9, 17" screen and a full-size keyboard. It has to be the biggest laptop that I've ever seen. It's not as heavy as it looks but it's certainly not as portable as my Acer One Netbook. It came with [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/windows7"]Windows 7[/URL] Home Premium, which I quickly removed in favor of the more robust and feature-rich, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, …

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[URL="http://www.google.com"]Google[/URL] [URL="http://code.google.com/p/chromium"]Chromium OS[/URL] version 4.0.253.0, Free, 3GB image. I took Google's Chromium OS for a spin yesterday for two reasons: One, I thought that it looks interesting and, two, I wanted to see how it runs in real time on my netbook. I've used Google's [URL="http://www.google.com/chrome"]Chrome[/URL] browser for sometime now so I thought I'd give their Chrome browser-based OS a go. Here are my first impressions of Chromium and its features. Hardware: [URL="http://www.acer.com"]Acer[/URL] Aspire One netbook with 1GB RAM and using a 4GB USB thumb drive for the OS container. [B]Boot Time:[/B] WOW! It boots so quickly that I had …

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This review covers the [URL="http://www.astak.com"]Astak[/URL] 5" [URL="http://www.astak.com/product.asp?serial=05EZBLU"]EZReader PocketPro eBook Reader[/URL] which sells for $199 US. Technical Specs: ePaper, E-Ink Technology, 5" screen, 800x600 resolution, 8 Grayscale colors, Dimensions: 6"x4.1"x0.4", Linux OS, 512MB RAM, Samsung ARM9 400MHz CPU, One USB 2.0, One SD Card slot, Earphone jack, Weight 6oz, Li-Polymer battery. The Astak EZReader eBook Reader was the darling of the Consumer Electronics Show this year and it's no wonder--this little device does it all: Displays eBooks, plays music and reads your eBooks aloud in case you don't want to read them for yourself. I was excited to receive the Astak …

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[URL="http://www.laplink.com"]Laplink Software[/URL] [URL="http://www.laplink.com/pcmover"]PCMover Professional[/URL] $59.95 Download Version If you don't know it already, you can't upgrade directly from Windows XP to Windows 7 using the Windows 7 bootable media. Microsoft suggests upgrading to Vista then to Windows 7. That's an expensive undertaking. It's also quite daunting to consider moving from your old Windows XP computer to a new Windows 7 computer. You'll have to locate and reinstall all your programs and applications, transfer your files and reconfigure your new computer. Using one of Laplink Software's PCMover products, you can make the move with far less expense, stress and effort. This …

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