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Ubuntu Phone breaking crowdsourcing records?

August 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Canonical wants to raise $32 million to build a Linux based phone for the masses.  The article below is interesting from a number of perspectives.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23714549

 

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BeagleBone Black: Raspberry Pi Killer?

April 29, 2013 2 comments

The new BeagleBone Black is out and a great contender for the Raspberry Pi.  At $45, it’s probably on par with the Pi for price, since you don’t need a uSD card for the BBB (BeagleBone Black).  With a lot more I/O, a faster processor, and better precompiled Linux package support the BBB is a very potent piece of technology.  I plan to use one in a couple of projects soon.

Check out Element14 for a comparison between the BBB and Raspberry Pi.  Also see the BeagleBoard website for great documentation on the product.

Free VPS

March 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Ever wanted a server “in the cloud” so you could do things like proxy web traffic, or put up a PageKite for personal use?  Unfortunately, a VPS is expensive for the average DIYer who wants one for occasional personal use.

If you only need a light-weight VPS, search no more.  Buy a Raspberry Pi and put it in a Colo for free!  Follow the link to EDIS and see if they might be a good option for you.  If nothing else, it just might put you on the list of who’s who of nerddom.

Netflix Finally Comes to Linux

December 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Netflix just might run on every computer in the world – unless it’s running a standard Linux distro.  Though dedicated appliances like the Boxee Box run Netflix on Linux, the company refuses to release universal support to the Linux community at large.

We finally have a reasonable way to run Netflix natively on Linux using Wine.  No more choppy playback from Windows VMs on your penguin lovin’ PC.  Your Mythtv frontend can finally include Netflix in its arsenal of mind-numbing media madness.  This has been a long time coming.  Catch details in the links below or do a search for many more.

http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/ppa-for-netflix-desktop-app.html

This show is great.  Heard it first here…

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