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Mozilla Releases Firefox 9 Final Version For Windows, Mac and Linux

Written on December 20, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Firefox 9 final version includes type-inference for faster JavaScript performance, now available for download for Windows, Mac and Linux users.

After five weeks of beta testing, Mozilla has just released the final version of Firefox 9 for Windows, Mac and Linux. The release which now includes type-inference support boasts an improved JavaScript performance and comes with an expanded support for HTML5 and CSS standards.

Other significant updates include an improve theme integration, multiply displays and two-finger navigation for Mac OS X Lion users.

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Lenovo Releases IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo in Europe

Written on August 23, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Lenovo IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo OS is now available on all European markets for €180.

At last, Lenovo has finally released its MeeGo OS-based IdeaPad S100. Now available on all European markets, the device is believed to be the manufacturer’s first netbook that runs on Linux-based, Intel- and Nokia-developed OS. It features a 1.33GHz Intel Atom N435 processor, and a 10.1-inch display with 1024×600 pixels resolution. The S100 also gets 160GB of HDD, 5,400 RPM hard drive, 1GB of RAM and 6 to 7 hours of battery life.

Lenovo has not yet disclosed any comments if whether they would offer the IdeaPad S100 with MeeGo in U.S countries or not.

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ASUS X101, to Serve as Linux Tablet Alternative

Written on August 05, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Despite bearing the hallmarks of a netbook, ASUS will offer its Eee PC X101 as a Linux tablet alternative.

As posted on ASUS’ blog, its Eee PC X101 will serve as an alternative to small laptops despite bearing the hallmark of a netbook. First, at 0.69 inches thin and two pounds in weight, it will be thinner and lighter than a typical netbook. Second, it runs MeeGo Linux instead of Windows 7. While the latter has been the predominant OS for netbooks over the past few years, MeeGo Linux is more suitable to ultrasmall designs which typically doesn’t have the horsepower to efficiently run the Microsoft OS.

Third, the ASUS Eee PC X101 does not have Ethernet ports and VGA.

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Samsung Revealed N100 Netbook with MeeGo OS for India

Written on July 22, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Samsung unveiled a new mini-laptop for the Indian market -- the N100 netbook.

Samsung is said to release the Samsung N100 – a low-priced netbook – that is specially designed for consumers in India. In order to bring a cheap device, the company is adding a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom N435 processor and a MeeGo Linux operating system, which will give low power features on the device.

This new netbook from Samsung has the same processor and operating system like the ASUS Eee PC X101, set to ship soon with a price of only $200. However, the only difference is that ASUS’ netbook will be available in the U.S market, while the Samsung N100 still holds no assurance if whether it will be attainable outside India or not.

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FlashSoft Unveils Flash Virtualization Software

Written on July 01, 2011 by Adam Eve

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FlashSoft SE is now ready to boost your database's overall perfomance, while decreasing the Flash memory needed.

FlashSoft unveils its Flash Virtualization Software – the FlashSoft SE – which enables SSDs and PCIe flash memory devices as server-tier and read-write cache. In addition to this, the software also accelerates the database’s overall performance and other server applications.

With FlashSoft SE, the amount of necessary flash memory is significantly deducted, while increasing the application performance by a factor of four to ten. It basically manages data that are most likely and most often used in a limited flash capacity.

The FlashSoft SE is now available for Windows Server 2008 R2, and is expected to be released for Linux later this summer. However, the software requires a minimum SSD size of 8GB. The FlashSoft SE has a free demo version which is available for download from their website.

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Linux Desktop: Past, Present and Future

Written on October 18, 2010 by Adam Eve

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At this point in history, it's hard to deny the evidence: With stagnant market growth and inadequate content options compounded by industry inertia, Linux basically has no chance to rival Mac OS X, much less Windows.

Over the past few years, modern Linux distributions – like Ubuntu – have transformed the open-source desktop user experience into something less cumbersome. More over, the rise of netbook gave the OS a slice of the market. All of this, in addition to Linux’s distinct security and stability, might have given the operating system a chance to meet success. However, the Linux desktop market share remains stagnant at around one percent.

Back then, LInux has created an easy-to-install operating system, with a hardware support that reaches critical mass. Furthermore, major PC makers, such as Dell, opted to use Linux as a pre-installed feature in their laptops and desktops. This created an unblemished platform for Linux to dominate. But all hope was gone until Asus initiated a trend of cheap, simple netbook PCs with a Xandros distribution. Then the failure of the free OS versus mainstream PC users came in as a no surprise.

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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Up-Close

Written on September 06, 2010 by Charles Bass

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With a few relevant changes and upgrades, it might just be the multimedia experience we've been hoping.

What’s in store for us on the new Ubuntu 10.10 a.k.a Maverick Meerkat? Aside from the application updates, there will be a new photo manager, improved multimedia controls and better than any Ubuntu.
These changes were listed on the beta page. One striking change is the dropbox-like syncing service tied up to the Music Store purchases, personal files, settings and user data.

Shotwell has replaced the Fspot as the default photo manager, not exactly Picasa for Linux, but ahead atleast.

The volume control panel, now has music player controls and Rhythmbox and all the default applications have seen their regular version updates and bug fixes.

As usual, the Ubuntu 10.10 Beta is free and will be installed in most systems.

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Clean Your Linux with BleachBit

Written on August 29, 2010 by Adam Eve

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BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and easily guards your privacy. Erase cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, remove unused localizations, shred logs, and delete temporary files. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more!

Windows is to CCleaner, and Linux is to… what? Honestly, while Windows already has CCleaner, Linux lacks a good program to clean its drive. But not anymore, because BleachBit is taking the center stage. BleachBit can free or overwrite disk space and shred files with a simple check-box interface. It also has a simple, two-pane interface where one lists installed apps and able-to-clean areas, and the other tells you what type of files each options move to trash. How does it work? Simple! Just scroll down the list, check the boxes that you want to clean, and click the Delete button. Aside from cleaning, BleachBit can clear your memory drive, swap partitions, delete broken shortcuts, remove languages you don’t utilize, and many more application-based functions. Linux users can find this tool a refreshing welcome for freeing up a bit of space, and you can download it here for free.

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GamePark’s GP2X Canoo on us this AUGUST!

Written on July 12, 2010 by Charles Bass

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GamePark was at E3 2010 force with it brand new Linux gaming portable handheld console under the name Caanoo. Though its just the same 533MHz ARM9 processor as its old prototype, still it has a doubled memory of 128MB and was added a dedicated 3D GPU to give power to a larger screen of 3.5 inches all full touch. Sega-like buttons were out of place as well as joystick because there are these Touchy D-pads and an accelerometer and vibration functions for a modicum of enhanced control.

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