Another Linux powered device

March 2, 2007 by davidallen | Leave a Comment

The Grundig B700 is a mobile phone that looks as if it has Blackberry and PDA capabilities, on the other hand when turned off so that the screen is blank, it does actually look like a calculator, which is maybe a security feature, no one is going to steal a calculator are they? This is […]


GUPP Phreedom: Linux-based WiFi/GSM Smartphone

February 28, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

Malaysian startup GUPP is expected to ship a Linux-based smartphone, called Phreedom [sic], in the second quarter of 2007. The Phreedom is a dual mode WiFi/GSM&GPRS phone that will allow traditional mobile telephony with a cellphone carrier as well as VoIP via a WiFi connection (VoWiFi). The Phreedom smartphone features a 2.5″ QVGA display with […]


Grunding’s Linux-based mobile phone

February 24, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

I must admit, I haven’t heard about Grunding consumer products really since Philipps gave up on the German company in 1998. But now they have released a mobile phone, which is not only single-chip based but also runs on Linux. The Grunding U900 was presented at the 3GSM in Barcelona and will probably not break […]


GSM/WiFi Linux cellphone: E2831

February 20, 2007 by poeloq | 8 Comments

The E2831 is a Linux-powered cellphone from Shanghai based manufacturer E28 Ltd., which has been recently been approved by the FCC. It supports normal mobile telephony using any network SIM and GSM, but also offers VoIP via the SIP Protocol and WiFi. It is powered by a OMAP TI 730 processor and 64 MB RAM […]


System 76 Ubuntu Linux laptop now available

February 5, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

The Ubuntu Linux laptop by System 76 we reported about, is now available: the System 76 Darter. It is a ultraportable with quite minimal specs, but very affordable starting at $995. The spec: Celeron M 410 1.46 GHz 1MB 533 FSB CPU 13.3” Widescreen WXGA (1280X800) LCD 512 MB DDR2 667 MHz RAM Intel GMA […]


Install Linux from Windows

January 28, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Yesterday the OSDL’s Review of Desktop Linux 2006 was published, stating that the deployment of Linux on Desktops in 2006 stalled slightly compared to previous years. But with the great achievements of Ubuntu and related distributions it is getting easier to install and use Linux on desktops without having to earn a computer science degree […]


Darter 76 Ultraportable Ubuntu Notebook

January 25, 2007 by poeloq | 3 Comments

The prototype of a new Darter 76 ultraportable Notebook with Ubuntu Linux, the operating system I am using to research and write this right now, was spotted by a visitor at a conference. The model pictured left does not only come Windows-less and instead powered by a very reliable and easy-to-use operating system and is […]


Adobe unveils Flash Player 9 for Linux

January 18, 2007 by techbuzz | Leave a Comment

It was on last week when Adobe Systems Inc. has come-up with came-up with security patches for Acrobat Reader. This week Adobe Systems Inc. is again in the news. This time it has unveiled Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux. Its lucrative features include 10 times faster operation of the scripts. It also has advanced […]


Adobe releases security patches for Acrobat and Reader

January 11, 2007 by techbuzz | 1 Comment

Finally, to overcome the cross-site scripting flaw, Adobe Systems Inc. has come-up with security updates in versions 7.0.8 and earlier of its Adobe Reader and Acrobat software. The Reader flaw rated as “highly critical” could allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary JavaScript into a browser session. APSB07-01 Security Bulletin disclosed that the risky holes allow […]


Nokia Electronics launches the new Nokia N800-the internet tablet

January 9, 2007 by techbuzz | 1 Comment

The new Nokia N800, unveiled at CES in Las Vegas, is Nokia’s successor to the 770, Nokia’s first go at an Internet Tablet. The Linux powered N800 is aimed at users that are looking for connectivity from almost anywhere or anyplace.The Nokia N800 Internet Tablet already appeared in stores over the weekend. The Nokia N800 […]