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September 28, 2010

Fedora 14 Preview

Fedora 14 is on track for a final release date of November 02, 2010. If all 14 does is improve upon 13, Fedora will have another winner on its hands. Why? Fedora 13 was one of the strongest releases the Red Hat sandbox has had in a while. And with what Fedora 14 has under and above its hood, the next release should up the ante yet again for the Fedora distribution.But what exactly is in store for Fedora 14? And who is this release really targeting? Historically, Fedora was a distribution that attracted only those that wanted “bleeding edge” software and a distribution they could (and almost needed to) tinker with. With the release of Fedora 13 things started to change a bit. The end user could happily use Fedora out of the box. It was stable and it had plenty to offer users of all levels.But when you first read the list of features highlighted for Fedora 14, you might think the release is targeting developers

September 28, 2010

Acer Unveils Core i7 Ultraportable, 3D Laptop

Acer unveiled Monday an Intel Core i7-powered 11.6-inch laptop and introduced its latest 3D notebook.The ultraportable Aspire TimelineX 1830T-68U118 runs a 1.46 GHz Core i7 680UM, which is one of Intel’s high-end ultra-low-voltage processors. The chip is not typically available in such a compact laptop, but Acer has managed to pack it in while keeping the weight down to 3.09 pounds.Other features include an 11.6-inch LED-backlit high-definition display, which makes the laptop an easy fit for book bags or backpacks. The systems full measurements are 11.22 inches wide, 8.03 inches deep and 1 to 1.10 inches thick. The laptop includes integrated Bluetooth, 4 GB of DDR3 memory and up to a 500 GB hard drive. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $900.