Tag Archives: linux

Linux Running in Your Web Browser

Javascript based games, Angelfire, Dragon Ball Z, and a rudimentary knowledge of HTML describes the summer before my seventh grade year. Also, it represents what I thought was the epoch of Javascript's capabilities.

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Ubuntu Script Rocks the Baby to Sleep

I’ve fooled around with most of the major operating systems and Ubuntu is easily the most adaptive. It’s just made for users to fuck around with. So projects like this are possible, if not encouraged. This Ubuntu wizard used a script to make the computer open and close the CD drive over and over again. But for what reason, you ...

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X11 On Android: Impossible? Not Quite!

The X11 Window System, which is commonly used on Linux and sometimes on Mac OS X, has made its way to a new OS: Android. Using custom-built display drivers, hacked Debian shells, a VNC server and a T-Mobile G1, hacker Ghostwalker was able to get X11 up and running on the Android. This gives him the ability to run anything ...

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Pandora: Open Source Gaming Console

Sheesh. What the fuck is this brick? I know I start my new construction job next week but I didn’t expect to be subjected to these kinds of materials. Apparently this thing can not only be used to lay down the foundation of a building, but also for open source and retro-gaming. It has an 800×480 pixel display, a bunch ...

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Consumers Avoid Linux For Their Netbooks

When it comes to netbooks, a Linux operating system drops the price down significantly as opposed to it’s more pricey XP counterpart. As anyone who has ever worked in retail knows: consumers are cheap. Very cheap. It’s no surprise that when they see the price tag of a Linux-based netbook they buy it without thinking twice. They quickly find that ...

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HP Unleashes New Netbook With Two Flavors

2008 has been the year for netbook madness. Ryan ordered an Acer, my friend John got an Eee PC and now HP is coming out with a new netbook that appears to be quite the offering. The Mini 1000 features a 1.6Ghz Intel Atom CPU, either a 8.9-inch or 10.2-inch display and up to 2GB of RAM. SSD is available ...

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Toys R Us Expanding Its Tech For The Holidays

It’s the holiday season and you know what that means: toys! That’s why Toys R Us is expanding its tech side by adding Apple iPods and Asus Eee PC netbooks to its inventory. The iPods will be sold within specially designed iPod boutique wall displays. iPod Shuffle, Nano and Touch will all be available come next month, but for how ...

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Red Ring O’ Lantern

There are few things scarier than a politician on Halloween, except for the red ring of death. Alan Penner of Goleta, California carved a ton of tech-inspired pumpkins for his front porch. A Ubuntu pumpkin and various emoticon carvings decorate his lawn, with the red ring of death being the most frightening of all. With all the new games coming ...

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Uniqlo’s Retail Robot

This month, a robotic staff member named Wakamaru will be coming to the Japanese clothing store Uniqlo in New York’s trendy SoHo neighborhood. Designed by Mitsubishi, the robot can express emotions, make eye contact, and it’s outfitted with facial recognition software.

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