A few days ago, Cherrywood was host to the first of hopefully many charity events, where HiberniaEvros and Welocalize came face-to-face in a bake-off.
The aim – Raise much-needed funds for Focus Ireland.
The event was a huge success and HiberniaEvros increase their collection with over €500, etching closer to the overall target of €3,800. We are getting there, but still some way to go.
Currently, we have raised 61.71% of our goal, but to meet the target we need your help.
The winners of the Cherrywood Hunger Games were:
1st Place – David Cody
2nd Place – Eileen Shinners
3rd Place – Caroline Godsil
This was just one part of the overall fundraising efforts of Louise, Sharon, Hugh, Eileen and David who are currently training to partake in the Four Peaks Challenge in June. If you would like to help us in our efforts you can do so by following the link below.
Laptops have for years been the preferred computer for the road warriors, and it has in recent years been challenged numerous times in regards to mobility. Several hard and software companies have attempted, mostly unsuccessfully, to develop smaller and more portable computers in an effort to make working on the road much better.
As a result, consumers have been introduced to ultra-portable notebooks, net books, tablet PCs, Smart phones and other patented inventions – all in the name of portability.
Ultra-portable notebooks are mainly a slimmed down version of the standard notebook, so it has a smaller screen (around 12-13″) and may come with CD/DVD drive built-in. It’s fairly portable, meaning it’s weight is around 1.5-1.7kg. However, it is still in most cases running Windows, so the user is still depending on the boot time of Windows.
Net books, often also running Windows, is an even smaller version of the notebook. It’s coming in around 1.3-1.5kg, so even more user-friendly in regards to portability.
The Tablet PC never really hit it off as a mainstream notebook, but has been very useful in some industries. It’s not portable mainly because of its weight and tablet functionality.
The mainly problem for most portable notebooks is not necessarily the weight, but the time it takes to boot. This is one of flaws in the Windows OS and how it loads the drivers. Also, some Windows versions require a fair bit of RAM, which the smaller notebook ranges can’t accommodate.
That means mobile users have 2 main challenges; Windows speed and hardware performance.