Stories by Rohan Pearce

HP TouchPad vs. iPad

The striking thing about the recently unveiled HP TouchPad tablet is how similar its form factor is to Apple's iPad. Like the iPad, it employs a multitouch-capable LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1024x768 pixels, it weighs almost the same and its dimensions are virtually identical.

Review: Peppermint Ice Linux

These days, if a desktop-focussed Linux distribution wants to stand out from the pack of Ubuntu-wannabes it either needs to be especially slick or offer something a little bit different to the norm. Peppermint Ice falls into the latter category: It's a Debian-derived (via Ubuntu), lightweight Linux distro that's designed for netbooks and has a strong focus on Web applications.