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Oh my! Open webOS running on an HP TouchSmart PC

Open webOS 1.0 was released yesterday. And no, that is not an edition you can just download and install on anything. It is for developers, not for everybody – at least not yet. This is a milestone release in the short history of Open webOS, the open source edition of what used to be webOS, the operating system for the […]

September 29, 2012 · 0 comments · Open webOS
ASRock’s OMG provides parental control straight from the motherboard

ASRock’s OMG provides parental control straight from the motherboard

For the past two weeks I have been shopping for a motherboard for a new testing computer. It has to have all or most of the latest technologies for a standard testing unit, just sufficient for what I do – reviewing Linux and BSD distributions, writing tutorials for same, and hold the potential of some day becoming a Hackintosh (yes, […]

September 28, 2012 · 8 comments · Hardware Profiles
Pre-release Ubuntu 12.10 has partial support for manual LVM and disk encryption

Pre-release Ubuntu 12.10 has partial support for manual LVM and disk encryption

About three weeks ago, I published automated LVM and disk encryption in a pre-release version of what will become Ubuntu 12.10, aka Quantal Quetzal. Shortly after, the state of manual LVM and full disk encryption configuration in Ubuntu’s Ubiquity was published. The gist of that last article was that automated LVM and disk encryption were fully supported in the installer, […]

September 26, 2012 · 0 comments · linux news
Mandriva 2012 Alpha released

Mandriva 2012 Alpha released

The first Alpha edition of Mandriva Desktop 2012 has been released. Behind schedule by almost two months, it is fittingly code-named Tenacious Underdog. The first Technical Preview, code-named Bernie Lomax, was released back in May, and the next pre-release version, which is due by early October, will likely be the first Beta. I do not even want to guess what […]

September 18, 2012 · 2 comments · mandriva
Tabeo vs Nexus 7

Tabeo vs Nexus 7

Toys”R”Us, the toys retailing giant, just announced a tablet computer for kids that will go on sale on October 21 (2012). I did not pay too much attention to the announcement until I began to wonder what a tablet computer for kids that will cost USD $149.99 has to offer? Based on its specs, plenty, if you consider that Tabeo […]

September 11, 2012 · 2 comments · Hardware Profiles
Cubieboard: Raspberry Pi competitor with SATA port

Cubieboard: Raspberry Pi competitor with SATA port

Due to the popularity of the Raspberry Pi and other boards like it, there was no doubt that many ore like it will be released, given the relatively low cost of production. The latest one is called the Cubieboard. Compared to the Raspberry Pi, Cubieboard is loaded. The specs includes: 1G ARM cortex-A8 processor; Mali400, OpenGL ES GPU; 512M/1GB DDR3; […]

September 11, 2012 · 2 comments · Hardware Profiles