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