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Symbian vs Android: A Brief Comparison

Written on September 20, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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In this article, GADG has compared two of today's most popular OSes -- Symbian and Android.

When it comes to mobile phone OS, there are only two best options to take: The Symbian and the Android. Of course, both have their own specialties and drawbacks. The Symbian is said to be a really old OS with its first version (Symbian v9) being released way back in 2005. It also got numerous updates — with Symbian Belle as being the latest installment. Android, on the other hand, was launched just few months before the Symbian. It was acquired by Google in 2005 and has kicked off different Android OSes from 2008.

Since their release, these two OSes — along with their makers (Nokia and Google), have been trying to beat each other in terms of performance and service. Perhaps only the gamers have the ability to determine the real winner, as both aims to provide a superb gaming experience.

By taking the leap, you can see a brief yet detailed comparison between the Symbian and Android OS.

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Google Changes Chrome Logo: From 3D to 2D

Written on March 22, 2011 by Charles Bass

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The Chrome icon on your OS is now on 2D. This is not some glitch, it's for real. Google has downgraded the Chrome icon from 3D to 2D.

Make way guys, Google Chrome has a new icon, more simple and defined. Ready?

Today, Internet titan Google has announced that they are indeed changing their Chrome icon into a new one.

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Jolicloud Steps Out from “Netbook Only OS”

Written on December 09, 2010 by Charles Bass

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"There are about 100 to 300 million computers waiting right now for Jolicloud to reveal their full potential. We hope that you will help bring as many people as possible to Jolicloud and donate computers you don’t need anymore to schools, kids or people that could benefit from using a better interface to the web."--- Jolicloud

You had the first glimpse on this on Jolibook, but now, every netbook or computer can get hands-on to the Jolicloud 1.1 OS. The Jolicloud OS lets you experience an improved user interface. Among those features is a new set of HTML5 desktop plus a simplified Facebook Connect login and a few slick tweaks. These features promises better performance and battery life compared to the previous version.

Jolicloud steps up to Google, Microsoft and Apple as the company bring the future of HTML5. Now the creative minds of the OS brings you the future now. A simpler and easier interface for a redefined web experice.

Jolicloud defined this experience as:

“When everybody talks about HTML5 as the future, we deliver it today, now and for everyone. But here is the trick, you should not be forced to buy an expensive device to benefit from these technologies. With Jolicloud, you just need to recycle any computer. We are on a mission to make quality computing affordable in the world and we are not accepting to play by the traditional rules that made change unavailable for years.”

Here are the highlights of what’s new with Jolicloud:

* Dashboard customization with beautiful background images
* Simplified access to the computer settings
* Ability to add any local app to your desktop from a Jolicloud device
* Faster sign up and login using Facebook Connect
* Improved user interface design

Happy Joliclouding!

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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’s Maverick Meerkat Arrives

Written on October 11, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Who wants a cluttered screen? Ubuntu knows how you hate the waste of space and the clutter on your home screen. Ubuntu released the Ubuntu 10.10 version for your netbook. Offering a wide variety of tweaks, now is the right moment to switch to Ubuntu.

10.10.10 — lucky day for you Ubuntu lovers. Ubuntu 10.10 or the Maverick Meerkat is here. The newest version a.k.a Unity desktop interface will clean your cramped screens. Ubuntu One brought a free 2GB Dropbox-like storage (cloud) that automatically sync files and folders and streams music to Android and iPhone devices.

Tons of tweaks and differences on the functionality. If you want to switch to Ubuntu, now is the time to do that. It lets you experience change in your netbook. Download it for free on Ubuntu.

Here are some user verdict on the Maverick Meerkat.

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