Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Tidbits: Sonar for Power Management; Create

October 15, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Tidbits: Sonar for Power Management; Create

Ever wondered how you can manage your computer’s power so that it’s being used efficiently? This is something I think laptop users would be very concerned about so as to conserve battery time. You don’t want your computer to keep on using power while you’re away right? And of course a hassle-free experience will be ideal. Amazingly enough a research group has thought of a plan: by using sonar. What would be used for this experience is your computer’s mic and speakers.
Their plan:
The group developed software that, when the user is not using the mouse …read more

Acer+Android+Windows 7

October 14, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Acer+Android+Windows 7

Acer is now really going to go put Android on their netbooks. A Linux Insider article talks about how Acer will have Android and Windows 7 in dual boot on their netbooks. Argh, the netbook will also have 9 hours of battery life. I don’t really care much about Windows 7. Even if they say that they are including Windows 7 for productivity on the netbook, I disagree. People could be productive on other platforms with the general office tools like OpenOffice.org and image manipulation tools like GIMP. There’s probably a way for them to …read more

10 Rockin’ Developments in Linux; iFuse for

September 30, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun, The Free World., advocacy

10 Rockin’ Developments in Linux; iFuse for

IBM’s developerWorks’ article reminds us of 10 important developments in Linux.

Linux Professional Institute certification
Samba
Linux on S/390
SELinux
Linux Live CDs
Linux clusters
Linux supercomputing
Linux on Play Station
Virtualization
One Laptop Per Child

here are some things on this list that I never knew about until today like Linux on S/390. I’ve never met anyone who has worked with mainframes with Linux so this is something to read up on. But the other things on the list are ones I could relate with. Especially the live CDs of Linux. One of the first encounters I’ve had with Linux involved a live CD …read more

When Someone Says We Should NOT Use Linux..

September 20, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

When Someone Says We Should NOT Use Linux..

We must learn to research further when someone writes something like 3 reasons why we should not use Linux. Many people already responded to the post and have told the blogger the things that debunk his/her arguments. The blogger was too general about his/her comments about Linux.
No blogger is perfect. But really, for those who are looking for a Linux distro or an application to use, other people’s opinions need not to be the final and deciding factor. I personally think that we should try out these distros and applications despite opposition from whoever. …read more

Sellers and Buyers Should Do Their Homework

September 17, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Sellers and Buyers Should Do Their Homework

I read news that Vodafone is avoiding Linux netbooks because users get confused about it. Confused in their expectations of netbooks, that’s their issue. If they don’t want their customers to be confused about their expectations of netbooks, they should check how they are also marketing these netbooks. If people get confused about

My netbook connected via Synergy to another laptop.
Anyhow, I think that this boils down to people not doing their homework. For sellers, or those who bundle netbooks with their services (like telcos), they should research on their offerings before they do the marketing so …read more

Fedora to Get Mini’ed with Moblin

September 15, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Fedora to Get Mini’ed with Moblin

I commonly write about Ubuntu-based distros for the netbook but it looks like the Fedora team’s doing something about the growing netbook community as well. As I have said before, Moblin looks like an awesome project that showcases a user interface that lets netbook users maximize its features and screen space. Check out which hardware Fedora Moblin will support. This project could lead to Fedora on many different devices, targetting netbooks and mobile internet devices and the like. Popular netbooks like Acer’s Aspire One, Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 and Asus’ EEE PC are currently the devices involved …read more

Celebrate Software Freedom Day on September 19!

September 13, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Celebrate Software Freedom Day on September 19!

If you’ve got friends and family who use Linux or you want them to know more about Linux, why don’t you join Software Freedom Day festivities in your area? There’s a bunch of Software Freedom Day (SFD) groups and you should check out the SFD Maps of Teams Registered for SFD 2009. Each SFD group will have different kinds of activities planned for their respective areas. Maybe your area will have a seminar or some kind of party just to get to know other people who use free and open source software. It could also be …read more

An Upcoming Ubuntu Variant: Lubuntu

September 13, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

An Upcoming Ubuntu Variant: Lubuntu

Yes, there is another one more Ubuntu flavor to try out for you guys. If you like Ubuntu but you want a default set-up which are lightweight in terms of the overall performance. I really simple and uncomplicated set-ups. This kind of Ubuntu is using LXDE as a desktop environment.
It’s  another derivative that’s specifically for those who would like to take advantage of LXDE. As Linux Mag points out: Lubuntu uses the least amount of memory after a fresh boot of the live CDs. And with everyday applications loaded, it still seems to be the most …read more

LOLs Abound: Watch Out for the Fake Linus Torvalds

September 6, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

LOLs Abound: Watch Out for the Fake Linus Torvalds

And yes, geeks do have fun! The Linux Foundation has just started a contest for the best Fake Linus Torvalds and you could view their posts via the Linux Foundation Twitter account. There are four fake Linus Torvalds posting their tweets. Have a grand time reading and laughing about their amusing tweets as Linus. These Fake Linus Torvalds (also known as FLTs) are currently anonymous and you will only know who they are at LinuxCon, after the Kernel Panel of, no other than the REAL Linus Torvalds.
This really amusing. : D This reminds me of the …read more

Topics for New Linux User

August 31, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Topics for New Linux User

I’ve been trying to regularly post on this blog and so far, there’s one idea I’ve been keeping up with more or less and that’s Funny Friday. The alliteration is enough to keep me interested in looking for funny stuff, whether it’s about Linux items or quotes, and make sure I post them on a Friday. Those funny stuff I’ve looked for have helped me think of potential gifts for friends and co-workers who use Linux are very proud of it. Also, some of the humorous stuff I find get me more interested in other …read more

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