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Tag: Operating System

Andromium OS Turns Android Phones into PCs: Desktop Ex Machina

Andromium OS Turns Android Phones into PCs: Desktop Ex Machina
Last year, Canonical unveiled its mobile operating system, which can launch the Ubuntu desktop OS when its mobile device is plugged into an HDMI display. An upcoming system called Andromium OS aims to give existing Android phones similar capabilities.

Ubuntu Edge Smartphone: Phone, PC, Penguin

Ubuntu Edge Smartphone: Phone, PC, Penguin
Back in January, we heard about the mobile variant of the Ubuntu operating system and Canonical’s plan to launch phones that double as Ubuntu desktop PCs when docked. Now the company is launching the most ambitious crowdfunding campaign yet.
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Ubuntu for Phones: the Not-Mobile OS

Ubuntu for Phones: the Not-Mobile OS
Earlier this year, Canonical threw its hat into the mobile arena when it announced Ubuntu for Android, a variant of the open source operating system that can be installed on phones already running Android. But today the company unveiled Ubuntu for Phones.

Raspberry Pi Getting Android 4.0 Soon

Raspberry Pi Getting Android 4.0 Soon
One of the coolest things about the Raspberry Pi computer is its dirt cheap price of $35(USD). The little computer is certainly no speed demon. You won’t be playing high-end video games on it, but it is more than capable of being a very low cost and small HTPC.

Triple-Boot Evolve III Maestro Tablet is Perfect for the Indecisive

Triple-Boot Evolve III Maestro Tablet is Perfect for the Indecisive
Tablets are great if you choose the right one, otherwise you might end up stuck with a thin slab of crap that you never use. If you are in the market for a new tablet, but you just can’t decide what OS you should buy Evolve III has a new tablet called the Maestro that is perfect for those having a hard time deciding.

Product of an Unholy Matrimony: Mac Osx on a Nokia N900

Product of an Unholy Matrimony: Mac Osx on a Nokia N900
Toni Nikkanen just earned himself a bit of Internet fame. With Apple and Nokia trying to bury each other in lawsuits, Nikkanen must have been aware of the irony when he posted a video on YouTube showing his nerdy (albeit useless) achievement: an N900 running Apple’s OS X 10.3, aka Panther – with the help of a pre-release version of PearPC.

Google Chrome Os Download, Almost Exactly the Same as the Browser

Google Chrome Os Download, Almost Exactly the Same as the Browser
Curious and/or impatient techies! An early developer build of Google (Google’s?) Chrome OS – which was just formally announced – has been unleashed on the Internet for those who want to take an early early early peek at what I like to call the BrOSer.

Dos 2.0 Pillow by Art Lebedev Gets an Upgrade

Dos 2.0 Pillow by Art Lebedev Gets an Upgrade
These clever Dosogus 2.0 pillows by designers at Art Lebedev Studio are embroidered with a directory listing from everyone’s favorite command line operating system – DOS. All your old favorites are there, including AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS.

Microsoft (Mis)Educates Best Buy Employees About Linux

Microsoft (Mis)Educates Best Buy Employees About Linux
A Best Buy employee recently posted screenshots of what he claims is part of a training program about Windows 7. The screenshots show some Windows vs. Linux comparisons. You probably know where this is going. The employee is overclock.net

New Windows 7 Build on Torrent Sites! There’S a New Wallpaper Zomg!

New Windows 7 Build on Torrent Sites! There’S a New Wallpaper Zomg!
Okay so maybe I shouldn’t be so sarcastic; the new build sports significant changes as well. Or should I say “builds”. But I’m getting ahead of myself: Build 7232 of Windows 7 was leaked yesterday, bringing with it improved driver support and application compatibility.

Windows Vista Easter Egg Discovered

Windows Vista Easter Egg Discovered
[NOTE : This post originally appeared on April 1, 2007, and was an April Fools Day joke. Vista does not include a copy of BOB, but if you scroll down to the comments, one of my readers has posted a link to a download of the original BOB installer if you really want to run it.]
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