Nokia N900 runs on Open Source, Linux-based Maemo

Linux-Based Nokia N900

Nokia lets go the N900, its first Linux-Based Phone. It’s move from its usual Symbian OS to the Linux-based Maemo will give the new N900 a more “PC-like experience” -- letting users run dozens of application windows at the same time. ”

“Messaging is quick with the slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It has 32GB of storage, which is expandable up to 48GB with a microSD card. For photography, the smartphone has a 5.0-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. ”

“The N900 uses ARM’s Cortex-A8 processor and features a high-resolution WVGA touch screen. Its browser is powered by Mozilla technology so Web sites look the way they would on a computer. ”
-- I guess Mozilla technology the mentioned in the notes is Mozilla’s Firefox Mobile Fennec Maemo browser.

via [ Mobiledia `~ Nokia Unveils the N900, its First Linux-Based Phone ]

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How to Clean Your Keyboard

USB vacuum cleaner

Dclass you know your hair-dryer can effectively clean-up your Keyboards. Sounds bizarre no. But amongst the 10 ways to clean your Keyboard according to Inc.com, you’ll find it and several other strange but effective ways to clean-up that germ-bump called Keyboard.
Other bizarre ways mentioned:

  • Use a USB vacuum cleaner ~ Screenshot above.
  • Remove all of keys and Use the dishwasher; ~ if you can wait a day or two for it to dry-up –with
  • Use CyberClean ~ a yellow gel blob that looks like Play-Doh.
  • Use Scotch Tape

What methods do you use to clean-up your laptop and desktop keyboards?

How to Clean Your Keyboard – – Inc.com

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gOS goes 2.0 with Google Gears

The Web based Linux distribution gOS, that went on sale a couple of months ago for the handsome price of $199 without a monitor at Wal-mart would soon come out with a new version. The gOS 2.0 would have Google Gears installed as well as a new a browser-based web cam application called gBooth – this would make it easy to pick-up photos and quickly share them on web services like Facebook, Youtube etc.
We also expect to see a better configured Linux distro and not just new packages. gOS still has alot to improve as concerns Graphics and driver support.
via [Business Wire]

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Need a second PC? Why not multiply the first


Userful is a Canadian company that creates Desktop Multiplier software. With this software you could transform a PC into a dual-station PC that supports two users at the same time. What does it take to build your own dual Station PC?

– An extra video card or a dual-head video card
– Get an extra monitor,
– Add a USB keyboard and mouse

and the Multiplier software would do the rest.
(In my case I used my Ubuntu Laptop) What if you have a Laptop – Most laptops have an extra video card and many USB port for your mouse and keyboard. All you need is Multiplier and the game is done.
Desktop Multiplier runs better on the open source Linux operating system and is also perfectly legal.
Desktop Multiplier is available from the Ubuntu 7.10 Multiverse repository and can therefore be easily installed. – RPM packages are also available whilst the LiveCD makes it possible to test hardware compatibility before installing.
via [Digital Journal]

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Asus Eee PC goes Desktop

Asus Eee Pc

After the huge success with their ultra-portable PC, Asus moves ahead and this time around it would be coming up with a desktop version of the Eee PC. This would be out only next year 2008. To get prices down, Asus would likely be adopting the measures that many other big PC producers have recently taken, that is avoiding Microsoft’s licensing fees. So the Redmond company would likely see Asus sell millions of Eees without windows. It is almost certain that Asus would go for a Linux operating system to get its Eees (Easy to Learn, Easy to Work, Easy to Play) more economic.

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