20 October 2010

Nokia N8 and the fall of Symbian

The light side to this killing Symbian business would be that Nokia has no choice but to focus on MeeGo, and with a bit of skill in leadership, product design and marketing, it could become a somewhat popular smartphone platform with an engaged developer community.

Meego is based on some of the same software which currently makes Linux a worthless piece of shit on the desktop (yeah, I know Arch Linux is perfect for your command center in mom’s basement, but it’s significantly less so for wide consumer use and corporate deployment). Nokia throwing all it’s weight at Meego could potentially make a lot of difference for everything related to X11 based Linux desktops on consumer devices. Android is a Linux kernel, BSD userland and something completely different than what most people mean when they refer to “Linux”.

Right now, Meego is of course deader than Symbian as the application market i minimal, and nobody will care until the likes of Evernote, Spotify and whatever kids are playing these days runs on Meego. There’s at least metric buttloads of software written for Symbian over the years.

[via:Mathias Lindholm]

12 July 2010

Spotify releases native client for Linux

This version requires Premium until Spotify figures out a “reliable way to display ads” in Linux. The Windows version has worked pretty well in Wine for years and will probably continue to do so.

30 June 2010

F.lux: adapt your monitor’s color settings to the time of day

EDIT: Thomas pointed me towards Redshift, an open source adaption for Linux.

[via:Chris Helenius]

1 June 2010

Google ditches Windows on security concerns

[via:Brad Feld/RT]

7 April 2010

Qubes: a Xen/Linux based, open source local virtual machine based desktop OS

Read the introduction post on Rutkowska’s blog (which you might have stumbled over before if you remember Blue Pill).

The project sounds tremendously interesting as it might end up giving anyone access to strong desktop security/sandboxing of a type already available in an “enterpricey” form in products like Citrix XenDesktop.

[via:Mikko Hypponen]

17 March 2010

A Whirlwind Tutorial on Creating Really Teensy ELF Executables for Linux


3 February 2010

Adobe’s Linux Flash guy explains the shittiness of (Flash) web video performance

20 January 2010

The Open-PC project

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

10 September 2009

Windows 7 RTM: vaativan Linux-käyttäjän mielipide

28 May 2009

Linux Unified Kernel Aims to Combine Linux, Win NT Kernel


23 April 2009

Syntax Highlighting i GNU Nano

Ännu en typisk vett & sanssparande, Captain Obvious grej som jag av någon anledning aldrig orkat googla fram på ett par sekunder. Kod för hilighting av fler språk, inklusive PHP, finns på Linuxhelps Wiki.


14 April 2009

Campus Police: Using two operating systems & command lines sign of suspicious activity

The suspect is known for using…

“…two different operating systems for hiding his illegal activity. One is the regular B.C. operating system and the other is a black screen with white font which he uses prompt commands on.”

More bizarre details in EFF’s press release.


23 November 2008

Handbrake 0.9.3 released: Linux GUI available (Ubuntu 8.10 .deb packages included)

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.”

This is a must have tool for anyone who needs to convert video for playback on specific devices, for online publishing or backup purposes. Thanks to its multi-threaded nature, it works efficiently with modern multi-core CPUs. The new release is notable for Linux users, as earlier versions lacked a graphical user interface for this platform.

16 November 2008

I'm a PC, I'm a Mac, I'm Linux, I'm BSD (Hippie)

I’m a PC, I’m a Mac, I’m Linux, I’m BSD

Man, I wanna meet Solaris.

See also: Get a Mac, Tron Guy, Berkeley Software Distribution and asking for FreeBSD help on IRC.


10 November 2008

Japanese embedded Lineo Linux boots in 2.97 seconds

“Warp 2 comprises a bootloader, Linux kernel, and a “hibernation driver” […] The driver takes a snapshot of RAM when hibernation is launched, saving the contents into flash memory, optionally compressing the data. On start-up, the contents are quickly returned to RAM, so that the system resumes its previous running state.”


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