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Do you want to play with the G1? : T Mobile News & Phone Reviews From Cell Phone Signal

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Did you order your G1 but you can wait to have it ?.. For those who want to play a little bit with the new G1, T-Mobile just launched the a new site with a 360 degrees view, visual guides instructions and a emulator. Yes, i have tried the emulator and it looks like the original G1. Here is the direct link, have fun and remember to order your G1, brown, black or white.

Do you want to play with the G1? : T Mobile News & Phone Reviews From Cell Phone Signal.

Linux: Linux Netbooks Are Returned 4X More Than Win XP Versions, Says MSI

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Netbooks were supposed to be this great inroad for Linux development, but it turns out that the XP side of the netbook business is doing a lot better in the area of customer satisfaction: MSI today told Laptop that, according to internal studies, “The return rate is at least four times higher for Linux netbooks than Windows XP netbooks.”

Linux: Linux Netbooks Are Returned 4X More Than Win XP Versions, Says MSI.

Financial exchange joins Linux Foundation

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

A financial market describing itself as the “world’s largest derivatives exchange” has joined the Linux Foundation. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has been a vocal proponent of Linux since 2003, when it began using the open source OS to improve trade speed and system reliability, it says.

In the world of financial trading, speed is of the essence. The CME now says that since it first started using Linux, the operating system’s increasing real-time capabilities have “extended the fundamental savings of Linux, by enabling more transactions to be made in a given day.”

The CME Group last year handled 2.2 billion contracts worth $1.2 quadrillion, it claims.

Financial exchange joins Linux Foundation.

MontaVista Linux drives Dell’s quick-boot feature

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

CEO Rusty Harris revealed MontaVista’s role developing the quick-booting, ARM-based processor subsystem expected to ship this year in select Dell laptop models. The “Latitude ON” feature aims to give enterprise laptop users instant boot-up and access to select applications, with multi-day battery lifetimes.

The Latitude ON feature is expected to arrive “in the coming months” on the Latitude E4200 (pictured above) and E4300, the two lightest-weight models of the five re-engineered Dell Latitudes announced by the company in August. Latitude ON uses “a dedicated low-voltage sub-processor and OS that can enable multi-day battery life” for the Windows Vista notebooks, Dell said. Dell also said the technology will provide access to the web, email, attachments, calendar, and contacts “in seconds.”

MontaVista Linux drives Dell’s quick-boot feature.

Open Source Software a Booster Shot for Health Care? | OStatic

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

InformationWeek details the conception of House Resolution 6898. The bill’s name is more cryptic than the shorthand on a prescription order, but could bolster both the US Health Care system, and perceptions of open source in both public and private sectors.

The Health-e Information Technology Act of 2008 offers incentives for health care providers to move to an open, shared platform for health records.

California Representative Pete Stark introduced the bill on September 15th. The particularly intriguing thing is that it isn’t just the records that Rep. Stark is proposing be in an open, exchangeable format. He is proposing that the health information technology system itself be open source, whether it is newly created, or based on an existing open source health record system. The bill mentions VistA, the health record system used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as a possible starting place for open source development. And indeed, the efforts in this area were started prior to the bill proposal. Medsphere has its OpenVista software and a number of specific modules developed for different health care settings.

Open Source Software a Booster Shot for Health Care? | OStatic.