Lindows becomes portable

The Lindows Mobile PC, with a weight of 2.9 pounds (about 1.32 kilograms), runs Linux operating system software instead of Microsoft Windows and Apple’s own operation system, and it is equipped with a 933 megahertz C3 microprocessor from VIA Technologies, 256 MB of memory, a 20 GB hard disk and a 12.1 inch TFT display.

Other “ultralight” notebook computers with similar features from Toshiba, IBM and Apple are currently priced between 1,700 and 1,849 dollars, more than doubling the price of Lindows Mobile PC.

According to a price comparison chart posted by Lindows on its website, a 2.6-pound (about 1.18 kilograms) Toshiba Portege 2000 notebook with a 750 MHz Pentium 3 chip, 256 MB of memory, a 20 GB hard disk and a 12.1 inch TFT display costs 1,700 dollars, while a 3.7-pound (about 1.68 kilograms) IBM Thinkpad X30 notebook with a 1.0 GHz MHz Pentium 3 chip, 128 MB of memory, a 20 GB hard disk and a 12.1 inch TFT display is priced at 1,849 dollars.

“Until now, laptop computers have been either too expensive or too heavy to be useful for most consumers,” said Michael Robertson, chief executive of Lindows.

Comparing with Apple notebooks, the popular non-Windows based computers on the market, Lindows said its Mobile PC “has a similar shape, size and power as the new Apple iNote but costs less than half the price.”

An Apple iNote, running a 867 MHz G4 processor and equipped with 256 MB of memory, a 40 GB hard disk and a 12.1 inch TFT display, costs 1,799 dollars. The iNote weighs 4.6 pounds (2.09 kilograms) but boasts an internal CD drive.

Lindows, who makes PCs running its own Linux operating system LindowsOS, sells desktop PCs at 199 dollars through Wal-Mart Stores, Fry’s or online retailer



Get ready to say goodbye to some IFTTT support in Gmail by March 31

If This Then That, the popular automation service, will drop some of its support for Gmail by March 31. The decision comes as a response to security concerns and is aimed to protect user data.

This is the easiest way to save your iPhone data to your computer

Living in fear of losing your contacts, photos, messages, and notes on your iPhone? Fear no more -- in this guide, we'll break down exactly how to back up your iPhone to your computer using Apple's iTunes or to the cloud with iCloud.

Tablet or notebook? Our favorite 2-in-1 PCs give you the best of both worlds

If you can’t decide if you need a tablet or a notebook, then don’t bother. The best 2-in-1 laptops are both, and they can provide all the power you need. Check out our list for the best 2-in-1s for any user.

From Air to Pro, here are the best MacBook deals for March 2019

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers.

Sending SMS messages from your PC is easier than you might think

Texting is a fact of life, but what to do when you're in the middle of something on your laptop or just don't have your phone handy? Here's how to send a text message from a computer, whether you prefer to use an email client or Windows 10.

Get the new Dell XPS 13 for $750 with this limited-time deal

Dell is currently running a limited time deal lasting through Thursday, March 28, where you can bring home a version of this year's new XPS 13 for around $750 with the use of a special coupon code. 

Nvidia faces attacks from AMD, Intel, and even Google. Should it be worried?

Nvidia announced an expanded array of RTX server solutions designed to leverage the power of ray-tracing at GTC 2019. The effort will help Nvidia take on Google's Stadia in game streaming with GeForce Now, and the company's investments in…

Here are the best iPad Pro keyboard cases to pick up with your new tablet

The iPad Pro range can double as laptops, but they do need proper keyboards to fill in effectively. Thankfully, there are loads to choose from and we rounded up the best iPad Pro keyboard cases right here.

Microsoft’s Clippy came back from the dead, but didn’t last very long

Before Cortana, Alexa, and Siri even existed, Microsoft Clippy dominated the screens of computers in the 1990s to help assist Microsoft Office users when writing letters. He recently made a bit of a comeback only to die off again.

How 5G networks will make low-latency game streaming a reality

Faster speeds and more bandwidth are some of the many promises that 5G can deliver, but for gamers, the most important thing is low latency. To achieve low latency, carriers like AT&T and Verizon are exploring hybrid models for game…

Time to do taxes? Save up to 50 percent on H&R Block tax software this weekend

Tax season is stressful, and with new tax laws in effect this year, it's not a bad idea to get some help. H&R Block has you covered: For two days only, you can save 50 percent on its great software so you can file your taxes online and save…

Stop dragging windows on your Mac. Here's how to use Split View to multitask

The latest iterations of MacOS offer a native Split View feature that can automatically divide screen space between two applications. Here's how to use Split View on a Mac, adjust it as needed, and how it can help out.

Breeze through security with these checkpoint-friendly laptop bags

Getting through airport security is a drag, but your laptop bag shouldn’t be. Thankfully, these checkpoint-friendly laptop bags will get you and your gear to your destination with ease.

The new iMacs push on iMac Pro territory, but how much power do you really need?

With Apple refreshing the higher-end iMacs with newer processors and graphics cards, it moves closer to the iMac Pro. In this guide, we consider the performance, features, and help make sense of the differences between the two.