User-inspired notebooks and netbooks

October 31, 2008
Small Business Server 2008 – Start looking now
Network World
Erig Neale writes why it’s so important for businesses to start getting familiar with Small Business Server now.

“Even if you’ve been working with the Small Business Server product line for several generations of the software, that knowledge and experience is only going to get you so far with SBS 2008. The changes between SBS 2003 and SBS 2008 are on par with the changes from SBS 4.5 to SBS 2000. This is not a product that you’re going to just install and pick up along the way. If you have any intention of supporting this product for your own organization or for other organizations, you need to start working with it now to best prepare yourself for this new world.”

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Intel, Asus plead with Web 2.0 for notebook of the future
The Register
Austin Modine shares Intel and Asus’ thoughts about a new Web site called,

“Users are encouraged to share concepts and ideas about their dream box, be it notebook, netbook, or gaming notebook (on There’s a spot to draw and spec a computer design, or simply share an idea for one particular feature. Submissions are rated by other users – which in theory will cause the cream to rise to the top. ‘Intel believes the spark for innovation can come from anywhere,’ said Mike Hoefflinger, general manager of Intel’s Partner Marketing Group.”

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Motorola gPhone by Xmas ’09: A big mistake?
ZD Net
Andrew Nusca writes that according to a recent Silicon Alley Insider story, Motorola will be releasing the first batch of what the Web is calling, their first gPhone next holiday season.

“It’s clear that people want something to realistically compete with the iPhone. Just look at all the fervor RIM is stoking with its BlackBerry Storm and Bold rollouts. Will people be patient to wait another year for a phone that is trying to compete with Apple’s iPhone – now several years old? As a major player, can Motorola afford to wait this long? Will the stakes be too high by then?”

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