Using a Bluetooth phone with Linux

"My old mobile phone, which was held together with duct tape for the last few months of its sad existence, has finally been replaced with something more modern. I wanted to pick up a programmable, Linux-based phone like the RAZR2V8 or the FIC Neo1973, but I'm unfortunately a Verizon customer, which means that my options are currently very, very limited—at least until Verizon follows through with its open network plans. I ended up grabbing a vx8550, which is Verizon's rebranded (and, of course, crippled) LG Chocolate. This is the first phone I have ever owned that actually has Bluetooth support, so I spent some time yesterday learning how to use Bluetooth on Linux. This is a short overview of what I discovered."

KDE 4 works well with 256 MiB of memory and 1 GHz CPU

"I decided to boot my Thinkpad X60 with "mem=256M maxcpus=1", logged into KDE 4 and set the power saving policy to "Powersave", which throttles the CPU to 1Ghz and locks it there. And then I used KDE 4 some, started Konqueror, browsed about a bit, configured a few things with System Settings, started Kopete and chatted a little."

Impending Debian import freeze

"Just a brief note to remind you all that the DebianImportFreeze for Hardy is two days away. This is the deadline for initial merges of packages for Hardy; after Thursday, December 13, merging packages is a freeze exception, so please have your remaining merges for hardy finished before this point."

Picasa 2.7 for Linux

Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your computer. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.

Demand That IBM Open-Source OS/2

OS2 World Foundation are petitioning IBM to release the operating system's source code as open-source since the product still plays a vital role within many financial firms where the support and development needs still exists. Also, an earlier petition made by OS2 World Foundation during 2005 collected almost 12.000 signatures.

Open Enterprise Interview: Mark Taylor

UK's Mr Open Source speaks out on BBC, OSC and 'free markets'. Prior to founding the open source consultancy, support and training company Sirius in 1998, he was the technical director of an IT Management training company. He is best known today as President of the Open Source Consortium (OSC) - and scourge of the BBC. For more about both, insight into where enterprise open source stands today, and what remains to be done.

ASUA Eee PC Warranty Update

ASUS Computer International (“ASUS”) recently received feedback from one of its valued customers with questions concerning the purpose of a seal stating, “Warranty Void If Removed” over the access door to the single SODIMM slot on some models of the ASUS Eee PC. ASUS wishes to assure its customers that merely breaking or removing this kind of seal will not void the ASUS Limited Warranty.

Top 10 Free Linux 3D Games

Addictive 3D games for Linux users to fill their time with. These games are really good and some have won awards or have been featured on magazines. Most are cross platform and all of them completely free. You don’t have to use ‘Wine’ to be able to play as they come with Linux installers.