Category Archives: Ubuntu

Triple-boot OS X, WindowsXP and Linux on a Lenovo Ideapad S10-2

The aim: to get my Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 netbook to allow me to boot into Mac OS X, Windows XP or Ubuntu Netbook Remix as and when I need each OS – and to get a nice clean Windows install … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Netbook Remix on a Lenovo S10-2 IdeaPad

Having played with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) OS on a USB stick, I was keen to get it installed on my Lenovo IdeaPad to give myself a break from WindowsXP. However, I was very keen to keep Windows as … Continue reading

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Why is Windows WiFi so slow?

A friend of mine has just bought a netbook – a Samsung… I tell everyone I love my Lenovo and they buy Samsungs anyway – and he noticed how slow its wireless networking was compared to his MacBook. I fired … Continue reading

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Hands on with the Lenovo IdeaPad S10

Times are hard and my Apple PowerBook G4 is on its last pixels… its Firewire port doesn’t work, I think the Bluetooth is bust and the final straw was the screen – most of the time two thirds of it … Continue reading

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WiFi Linux on a shoestring

CAUTION: this is a geeky Linuxy post that’s really just here because I’ll forget how I did this in about a week and I might want to do this again some time… Ages ago I put Xubuntu – a cut-down … Continue reading

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