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virus proof Net Book laptop computer

The Ilex is designed for users seeking a low-cost, ultra mobile laptop computer with the option of either a secured, virus proof ROM-based Linux operating system or hard drive based Microsoft Windows operating system. Ilex features a larger screen and comes with a comprehensive suite of open source application software to support both business and educational needs.
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The Olea is a ROM-based Net Book Laptop with no hard disk or moving parts, drawing power more like a mobile phone. Olea is incapable of picking up viruses or overheating. Olea is more than a design concept. It is now a reality.
InkMedia has designed Olea to be a fully functional machine that is compatible with other mainstream PC’s but takes innovative advantage of our wireless w…

Cridge park rescue

Good morning all
Just a gentle reminder about tomorrow's civic election. Please visit and read the various candidates views on retaining Cridge Park before voting. Simply click on 'Candidate Survey Responses'.
The fate of the CP Lawn Bowling Club is dependant on a new Council removing this green space from any plans to develop the Crystal Garden block into a cultural precinct. On behalf of the Cridge Park Rescue Group I'd like to thank everyone who's pitched in to help spread the word. We've made terrific progress in a very short time, including.....
• a motion by Councillor Madoff to protect all parks, including Cridge, with appropriate zoning. Supported by Council.
• 4000 information leaflets distributed city wide.
• a candidate survey demonstrating overwhelming support for retaining Cridge Park and the historic bowling green within.
• hosting a very successful all candidates forum which went on to serve as the model for others to …

Salute to a brave and modest nation

Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers, 'The Sunday Telegraph' LONDON :
Until the deaths of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan , probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that Canadian troops are deployed in the region.
And as always, Canada will bury its dead, just as the rest of the world, as always will forget its sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever does.. It seems that Canada 's historic mission is to come to the selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then, once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored.
Canada is the perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for someone to come and ask her for a dance. A fire breaks out, she risks life and limb to rescue her fellow dance-goers, and suffers serious injuries. But when the hall is repaired and the dancing resumes, there is Canada, the wallflower still, while those she once helped Glamorously cavort a…

Elect Chris Smith for Oak Bay Council

Hello Friends.
Just sending you a quick email regarding the upcoming Oak Bay municipal elections…
Some of us may be suffering from ‘election fatigue’ from the past few months, but the approaching municipal election on Saturday Nov. 15 is the one election that can literally make a difference in our own backyards. So I’d like to encourage you on two fronts – 1) to ensure you get out and exercise your right to vote this coming Saturday, and 2) to consider the below if you are still thinking about your options around candidates.
I’m supporting Chris Smith for councillor. Chris is a 4th generation Oak Bay resident, and he and his wife Cory are raising their young family here.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Chris for many years, and helping him in some of his campaigning. I can say without reservation Oak Bay would be lucky to have Chris on council for us. He’s knowledgeable and cares a lot about the issues in Oak Bay, is focused on finding solutions, the son of a former OB mayor, and full of…