Archive for December, 2008

Google now hawking fully unlocked G1s to developers

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

It didn’t take long before people started hacking away at the T-Mobile G1, the first phone to ship with Google’s Android platform, and now it looks like Google wants to make it even easier. Starting today, Google is offering a development version of the G1 that is both SIM and hardware unlocked, meaning no more nagging at T-Mobile and waiting for ages to receive an unlock code. The bootloader on this version also doesn’t restrict the device to officially signed firmware builds.

Google now hawking fully unlocked G1s to developers.

Installing Linux on the PlayStation 3

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Why install Linux on the Sony PlayStation 3? Two reasons: 1) because you can, and 2) to take advantage of the console’s wildly powerful Cell Broadband Engine processor. Software developer Matthew Scarpino offers a recipe for installing Fedora Core 9 on the PS3.

Technology News: Distros: Installing Linux on the PlayStation 3.

China Internet cafes switching to Chinese OS

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

BEIJING (AP) — Requirements that Internet cafes in a southern Chinese city install Chinese-developed operating systems are raising new concerns over cyber snooping by authorities, a U.S. government-funded radio station reported Wednesday.

The new rules that went into effect Nov. 5 are aimed at cracking down on the use of pirated software, said Hu Shenghua, a spokesman for the Culture Bureau in the city of Nanchang.

The Associated Press: China Internet cafes switching to Chinese OS.

Speed up your Ubuntu Linux boot!

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

In the following tutorial you are going to fine tweak your Ubuntu Linux setup in order to speed up the boot process as well as the startup time of some frequently used applications.

Speed up your Ubuntu Linux boot! | Nobody was Born with Linux Knowledge.

40 Open Source Tools for Protecting Your Privacy

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

You don’t need to fork over big bucks – or even any bucks – to keep your online activities and identity secret. The open source community has dozens of privacy-related projects in development, and some of them have already proven themselves to be among the best privacy protection tools available.

These tools are targeted at three broad groups of people. First are products aimed at the general public. Everyone with a computer needs applications like firewalls, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, and password management. But there are also email encryption, anonymous file sharing, anonymous surfing, and other apps for those with more pressing privacy needs.

40 Open Source Tools for Protecting Your Privacy.