Archive for the 'Linux' Category

Empowerment with FOSS

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

I recently got around to a project that had been on my “to do” list for many months when I transferred a personal video from analog tape to DVD. As part of the transfer, I also learned how to author a DVD. In this case, authoring meant creating an eight-screen menu system where the user […]

Watch for Automatic Updates

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

I was quite pleased to see the Google has deployed a new beta release of Google Earth with support for Linux. After downloading it and beginning the install process I was stopped in my tracks by this clause in the license agreement: 4. AUTOMATIC UPDATES The Software may communicate with Google servers from time to […]

Google’s AJAX Generator

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

As reported by Slashdot, Google has announced the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) which allows web developers to create AJAX applications in Java. The GWT then translates the Java code into client-side code. The client-side code is either Java bytecode (“hosted mode”) during development or JavaScript and HTML (“web mode”) for production deployment. It should be […]

Today’s Word: Penguinistas

Friday, February 17th, 2006

I hadn’t heard the term Penguinistas before and it made me chuckle. Here’s the context from Another defenseless gadget has fallen prey to the relentless march of the Penguinistas. Tim Riker’s [link] website has published extensive, detailed instructions for creating a cartridge that can boot any unmodified Mattel JuiceBox into a Linux-based environment.

OS War Over Laptop Program

Monday, January 30th, 2006

A recent New York Times article reports that Microsoft has unveiled a mock-up for a “cellphone PC” that would be used to bring laptop computing to the people of developing countries. While this is a great plan, it is clear that it is in reponse to the brouhaha between Microsoft and Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of […]