(mt) Media Temple strikes again. If you haven’t yet heard about their virtual private server offers, here’s a helpful review that draws upon some of the most distinctive features that I’ve observed of their elite Dedicated Virtual services: DV Managed and DV Developer. A solid guarantee for a resilient uptime You have choices with their… Continue reading VPS hosting, perfected: DV Managed and DV Developer from (mt) Media Temple
Google wanted hackers to take down its Linux-based Chrome OS running on a base WiFi Samsung Series 5 500 Chromebook. They were willing to pay the best hackers in the world (other than those who are so good that they probably shouldn’t appear at these events) to find exploits with their software. Nobody qualified. It’s… Continue reading Google Chrome refuses to get hacked
In the market for a new computer? How does 25 bucks fetch ya? Cooked up by game developer David Braben, ‘Raspberry Pi‘ is a PC he’s hoping to market to teaching children the joys (or horrors, depending on which camp you’re in) of programming. So, what do you get for $25? Well, howsabout a 700MHz… Continue reading And you were never without internets again
Few things say “geek cred” as loudly as invoking the Linux lifestyle. Those of us who are embedded in its use understand the inherent beauty within its complex nature, the warm and devastating force within its simplicity, and the sheer power that the open source movement has acquired since its casual launch in 1991. To… Continue reading The Story of Linux (on the occasion of its 20th anniversary)
Meanwhile, in Russia… If Google translate is to be trusted, a Russian publication has claimed that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has signed an order to transition the technological “power structures and the federal budget to free software” starting in the second quarter of 2012. The 17-page document, “Transition Plan of the Federal Authorities and Federal… Continue reading Putin Loves Linux, Orders Government Transition to Open Source
Somewhere between DIY and iPad sits this hacked Insignia Infocast. The Infocast is a strange beast to begin with – little more than a digital frame on steroids, the thing surprisingly packs an 800MHz processor, 2 gigs of memory, a touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and two USB ports. And it’s only $170 bucks. Really, it’s the perfect… Continue reading Turning A Photo Viewer Into A Tablet for $170
It’s as if a million penguins cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. Dell has dropped Ubuntu-loaded machines from their online store – a head-scratching play, considering their original declaration that Ubuntu is safer than Windows. The move comes after Dell posted a totally compelling argument for each operating system on its website, advising… Continue reading Get This Damned Ubuntu Out Of Dell’s Internets!
In a shocking announcement, Tech Radar declares Linux non-sexy with appeal only to nerds, geeks and basement dwellers. In an article addressing the challenges faces by Linux in it’s ongoing quest to unseat either Windows or Mac OS as a mainstream operating system, Tech Radar concludes that lack of sex appeal is it’s biggest obstacle.… Continue reading Shocking News Just In: Linux Is NOT Sexy!