Ubuntu 9.04 released!

Categories: OS
The newest version of our beloved Linux distro Ubuntu was released on April 21st. Code named Jaunty Jackalope, Ubuntu 9.04 desktop edition brings some nice features: finally OpenOffice 3.0.1 installed; Gnome 2.26 with some improvements for multiple monitors setups, Empathy (multi-protocol instant messenger), Evolution (email client now with MS Exchange support), Volume manager (now integrated with PulseAudio); X.Org server 1.6 to improve support for some 3D video cards; new notification alert system specially designed for Ubuntu; Linux kernel 2.

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Mobile phones – does the hardware matter anymore?

Categories: Mobile OS
I was recently using Nokia’s N96 which is an impressive phone. The phone has a great camera, flash, a nice screen size, bluetooth, wifi, an impressive 16GB of storage space and it even plays DTV. I switched it for an Android G1. A while ago we tended to switch phones when the hardware got better. A lighter phone, a better camera, better screen resolution / size. But, now the mobile OS war has just gotten interesting with Apple leading the new era.

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Fedora 10 is out!

Categories: OS
Fedora 10 has just been released! Open source fans can now enjoy the most updated Fedora release with lots of improvements. What is new? The release notes state a lot of good improvements such as: Wireless connection sharing; Better setup and use of printers; SecTool, a new security audit and intrusion detection system; RPM 4.6! Glitch free audio and better performance; Improved webcam support.

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Free your iPod with Rockbox

Categories: Audio and Video OS
One of the reasons why I don’t like iPods is the entire philosophy of having everything closed and according to the likes of Apple. But, fortunately the open source community is too awesome and have developed a firmware that we can install on several different audio devices. Rockbox is a bit like an operating system for portable media players. You can install it on several different devices from the following manufactures: Apple, Archos, SanDisk, Toshiba, iriver, and more.

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Install and setup Ubuntu Eee 8.04

Categories: OS Uncategorized
I’m glad to report back saying the attempt to install the Ubuntu Eee 8.04 was a success. Now my Eee 4G is quite a sexy machine. I’ll detail for you the steps involved in the whole installation and tweaks. 1) Install Head over to the Ubuntu Eee Download and Install page to get the first part done. The steps listed there are pretty easy to do: download the ISO, place it on a USB drive, boot your Eee, and install.

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Changind the eee OS

Categories: OS
I’ve been using the eee PC for about 4 months now with the default Xandros OS. I’ve done a couple of tweaks to install some programs like Gimp and KeePass. But, I’m still not completely satisfied. The default eee PC OS still doesn’t have the latest versions of Firefox, OpenOffice, and the hassle to update these are a bit time consuming. So, I’ve just decided to make a switch. As I type this, my little eee PC is installing the Ubuntu EEE (an Ubuntu distro specially made for the eee PC).

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No more Windows XP, will you go with Vista?

Categories: OS Uncategorized
Microsoft being smart again saw that Vista wasn’t being very accepted, decided to force people to have no other option. After July 1st, computers can no longer be sold with Windows XP (there are exceptions to the rules such as computer with low specs). If you bought a computer today would you get it with Windows Vista like Bill wants you to? By the way, Microsoft is planning to release a new OS next year.

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5 easy steps to install Puppy Linux on your USB drive

Categories: OS
I have a 1GB mini SD card inside my cell phone that I barely use the space. So, I thought I’d add a Linux install inside it for those moments I have to use a computer at a cyber café (I’m cautious about security), or just do an emergency data recovery of a computer. Puppy Linux was my distro of choice for this task. It is very small, the ISO is just 88MB.

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Make changes to GRUB the easy way with Super Grub

Categories: OS Utilities
For users who have already made the switch to Linux, first congratulations!! Most likely you’re now familiar with something called GRUB, the bootloader that will manage your access to the different OSs you have installed. GRUB comes in when you have a dual-boot (or more) installation on your machine. If you’re sticking with a simple dual-boot Linux install most likely you’ll not have to change anything after you’ve made the OS installation.

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New insight into Android, mobile phone’s open source OS

Categories: OS
Google’s Android, a mobile phone’s open source operating system is coming closer and closer to a reality for us. The most recent news shows a really spiffy phone with tons of features and excellently cool! I haven’t really made that much of an effort to get an iPhone waiting for an Android phone to be released. I think Android phones will be better then iPhones because there won’t be the entire hacking / unlocking process and being open source the possibilities for growth in the number of add-on apps is enormous.

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