Watch Out for Linux on Your Mobile Phones

August 23, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Watch Out for Linux on Your Mobile Phones

There were some models of mobile phones that had Linux on them. It was how many years ago when Motorola released some, and I think it was also possible to have Ubuntu on Palm mobile phones, if I recall correctly. Anyhow, these past few days had something to say about Linux and mobile phone manufacturers such as Nokia and Samsung, aside from Palm, RIM and HTC. And also something about the dwindling marketshare of Microsoft’s smartphones.
There’s a review of Nokia’s N900. From the looks of things, Nokia will be using Maemo rather than Symbian on its … [Read More]

Creating a Ringtone with Audacity

April 6, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun, How To

Creating a Ringtone with Audacity

I am sure that you might have a song or two which you’d like to make into custom ringtones for certain people who frequently call you. The boss could have a ringtone like the Star Wars’ Imperial Death March (especially if he’s always giving you impossible deadlines) or your sister could have a ringtone of her favorite song. It could be anything. Sometimes these tunes are not available or you only want certain segments to be used. In any case, you could do it yourself using Audacity.
Audacity is actually capable of a whole lot more audio editing … [Read More]

Ubuntu Linux on the Nokia 800

April 25, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun, The Free World.

Ubuntu Linux on the Nokia 800

Last year there were news about Nokia 770 and Debian Linux. A while ago I read about Ubuntu coming to Nokia 800. From the article, Ubuntu is already running on an SD card. Sounds exciting. It’s just that the Nokia 800 will probably be a high-end consumer device here in the country if ever they sell it in the Philippines. On the website its price is indicated as USD 299.99 already, which is several thousand pesos cheaper than the Asus EEE so even though the Nokia 800 might be an interesting proposition to new … [Read More]

Linux on the Motorola A810

April 25, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Linux on the Motorola A810

Lookie! Another Linux-based phone. This time it’s a Motorola A810.
I wish I could see more of these things locally. Well, and support for them as well. So far, there are reports from the FCC as to the specs of the phone and the pictures as well.
I’ve tried one of the Linux-powered phones before and I found them nifty to use. The user interface was quite different but then again, most Motorola phones are different if you ask me. I’m in Asia so I’d just hope to see it in the mall one of these … [Read More]


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