Archive for February, 2009

Ubuntu vs Vista vs Windows 7

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

A lot of people have been chattering about the improvements Windows 7 brings for Windows users, but how does it compare to Ubuntu in real-world tests? We put Ubuntu 8.10, Windows Vista and Windows 7 through their paces in both 32-bit and 64-bit tests to see just how well Ubuntu faces the new contender. And, just for luck, we threw in a few tests using Jaunty Jackalope with ext4.

via Benchmarked: Ubuntu vs Vista vs Windows 7 | TuxRadar.

One month living with OpenSolaris

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

The XPS M1330 was previously running Ubuntu 8.10 very well – everything worked as it did on Windows – but I wanted to try and see what OpenSolaris was like as a combined multimedia desktop and portable web development OS, and have a better play around with the excellent TimeSlider snapshot backup application.

via Techpad

Why Motorola is Hot for Android

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Motorola is banking on Android, the promising open source mobile platform, to help steer its floundering mobile device division into a positive revenue stream by 2010.

Sanjay Jha, Co-CEO and mobile device leader at Motorola, told investors this week that his 2009-2010 smartphone road map features a variety of Android devices. He touted Android’s development flexibility and heavy developer interest.

via InternetNews Realtime IT News - Why Motorola is Hot for Android.

Forget Microsoft CE, Sidekick LX 2009 to run NetBSD

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

According to some sleuthing and inside information provided to the folks at, the upcoming rumored Sidekick LX 2009/Blade may run the open source NetBSD OS and not some funky Windows CE version with the Danger UI tacked on top.

via Forget Microsoft CE, Sidekick LX 2009 to run NetBSD : Boy Genius Report.

23,000 Linux PCs forge education revolution in Philippines

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Providing high school students with PCs is seen as a first step to preparing them for a technology-literate future, but in the Philippines many schools cannot afford to provide computing facilities so after a successful deployment of 13,000 Fedora Linux systems from a government grant, plans are underway to roll out another 10,000 based on Ubuntu.

via Computerworld - 23,000 Linux PCs forge education revolution in Philippines.