Behold: the Atom

Intel AtomHi folks! I know it’s been a while since I actually posted anything new instead of just updating links and information. Rest assured, there’s a few new articles in the cue. 😉 In the meantime, I’ve stumbled across an interesting read from Tom’s Hardware: an in depth review of Intel’s new Atom processor.

The Atom line comes in close quarters with Asus’ upcoming revised EeePC 901 and 1000. A hearty thanks goes to the good folks at Distrowatch for reporting on Linux ultra-portables at Computex. Check out their story and see why you may not be happy about the direction Asus is taking the EeePC.

The other intriguing tidbit from the same story is Acer’s break with Microsoft and the introduction of the Aspire one. More information can be found at UMPCportal. The Aspire one is part of the avalanche of low cost ultra-portable laptops soon to be available–all competing for your oh, so precious dollar. With such stiff competition around the corner, prices are sure to drop to an even more competitive level in a few month’s time. Just in time for back to school sales late Summer to mid Fall.

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Nvidia drivers for openSUSE 11

Nvidia drivers are now available for openSUSE 11.0. Simply copy and paste the link to the Nvidia repo into YaST. ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.0

Impatient to get your system up and running? Try one-click install:

Geforce 6 and newer

Nvidia Geforce 6 and newer

Nvidia Legacy Geforce FX (5xxx)

Nvidia Legacy Geforce FX (5xxx)

Nvidia Legacy (Geforce 4 and older, TNT)

Nvidia Legacy (Geforce 4 and older, TNT)

Update: Be sure to check back after each openSUSE release in the 11.x series for updated drivers.