Ubuntu may be headed to mobile devices and TV’s (aka “Smartscreens”). That means another derivative of Linux will enter the market. Will Ubuntu disrupt the market?
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The big news in the Linux world last weekend was the release of Debian 6, named “Squeeze.” It’s been in the works for two years. (Debian releases are named after characters in the original Toy Story movie.) Debian is one of the three granddaddies of Linux (the other two are Slackware and Red Hat); most […]
Saturday night, I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu laptop, having seen that the release version of Ubuntu 10.4 was available. The online process was easy. (If I used the Gnome desktop, a notification icon would have appeared in the notification area; since I use a simpler GUI, I check for updates every week or so. […]
I heard that Ubuntu 9.10 (“Karmic Koala”–I take no reponsibility for Mark Shuttlesworth’s choice in names) was out, so I decided to upgrade my laptop. I started the Update Manager, ran the update routine to make sure I was at the latest version of Ubuntu 9.04 (“Jaunty Jackalope”), then clicked the “Upgrade” button, which had […]
Then I fixed it. The new laptop arrived Friday afternoon. I spend Friday afternoon and evening doing basic configuration and Saturday fine-tuning it.
Busy Week Thanks for coming to the site. We had another great week – busy week. It was a lot of fun and really productive. Post – HPTF Of course, we went to Vegas the week before to cover the HP Technology Forum Expo. Andy McCaskey, Kara Karsten and myself were working hard with interviews, […]
Last week in this place. I ate a lot of Brats this last weekend. Goodbye to friend ‘Supergirl’. Show Prep on Google Docs. Still need an iPhone App developer. Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show […]
I have been a rabid Opera fanboy since Opera v. 3. I now have gotten Opera on the netbook that I discussed here. Here’s how I did it (hint: it worked the same as if I were on regular laptop or desktop):
Over the past couple of days, I’ve been testing a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook. Here’s what I found.
Netbooks seem to be the newest hot thing. I saw my first one a week ago, and it was slick. It was an XP box, but the user was running Ubuntu Linux under Wubi (we talked geek for almost an hour). Windows is promising a stripped down version of Windows 7 adapted to netbooks. In […]
If you want to try Linux, here’s how to get it. Some may think this post is very elementary geek, but I have two thoughts in making it. We were all newbies once. Even the most experienced and expert Windows home user may have never installed an operating system from scratch.
Show #3 Notes – 10/17/07 [email protected]: Length: 55:47 Microsoft Patenting the iPhone? Microsoft Phone Software iPhone Unlock 1.1.1 Zune for $100 Leopard Release October 26th YouTube Antipiracy Tool Oracle Buyout? Facebook – 13 Reasons Your Account Will Get Disabled HD-DVD outsells Blu-Ray – 4 – to – 1 Panasonic says Blu-Ray will be Victorious by New […]