Learn more about the acquisition here.
* SanDisk, a leader in flash storage cards, has announced its slotMusic format. The slotMusic microSD cards come with pre-loaded, high-quality, DRM-free MP3 music. The cards will feature top artists from EMI Music, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. The slotMusic cards will be made available at brick-and-mortar and online stores throughout the U.S. from retailers such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart. Read more at www.sandisk.com/Corporate/PressRoom/PressReleases/PressRelease.aspx?ID=4386.
Weird display functions
The Ctrl-Alt-Direction key sequence is used for changing the screen orientation of your display. This only works if your computer is using an ATI video card or other video cards that have this feature enabled. Here are the key sequences for changing your display orientation:
Ctrl-Alt-Up - right side up
Ctrl-Alt-Right - 90 degrees
Ctrl-Alt-Down - 180 degrees
Ctrl-Alt-Left - 270 degrees
Note: If this doesn't work, try Ctrl-Shift-R
On Windows Vista:
1. Go to the Desktop
2. Right click
3. Click on Graphics Properties
4. Click on Display Settings tab
5. Change the Rotation back to 0 degrees
The Averatec Buddy features a 10.2-inch screen, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB RAM, three USB ports, built-in wireless LAN, a 160GB hard drive and Windows XP.
The Averatec Buddy is currently available in Korea and is expected to arrive in the U.S. later this year for $449.
Read the official press release at http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-19-2008/0004888604&EDATE= or visit http://blog.laptopmag.com/averatec-to-launch-10-inch-buddy-netbook for photos and more.
Two new versions of Foresight Linux have been released. Foresight Mobile Edition was designed for netbooks and ultra-mobile PCs while Foresight Kid's Edition is aimed at children.
Both editions feature HAL, Pidgin for instant messaging, Banshee for music and F-spot for photos. Gnome Do is the remote control for the GNOME Desktop, and PackageKit keeps your system updated.
Read more about Foresight Mobile Edition at www.foresightlinux.org/mobile.html. Learn more about Foresight Kid's Edition at www.foresightlinux.org/kids.html.
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