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August 18, 2008

Linux Promoted by Olympic BSOD (pics)

by @ 9:46 am. Filed under humor, War

The BSOD strikes again, this time at the Olympic torch lighting ceremony:

BSOD at Olympic torch lighting ceremony

BSOD at Olympic torch lighting ceremony

BSOD at Olympic torch lighting ceremony

What’s funny is that China is assembling their own distribution of Linux…


“Well, this is just perfect. At the exact moment Li Ning was rounding the lip of the Bird’s Nest during the amazing torch-lighting climax, someone snapped this photo of our good friend the BSOD nestled among the Nest’s steel twigs.”

Read the entire article here

August 15, 2008

Dell Making Instant-On Linux Machines

by @ 10:43 am. Filed under Dell, General Linux, Linux News

Dell is sure making moves in the right direction with Linux! They have a new machine that is essentially “instant-on” and gives you access to email and the Internet without booting the entire Linux operating system.

Excerpt from Tectonic:

“The really interesting news for Linux fans, however, was Dell’s new “Latitude ON” system which allows for almost instant-on booting when you want to check an email or something on the Internet without booting the entire operating system.”

Read more about these Linux machines from Tectonic

A CrunchGear article explains more:

“By using a secondary processor with its own Linux based OS, the primary CPU is bypassed for instant access to a variety of functions. Think BlackBerry style. Contacts, calendar, email – that kind of stuff – opened up directly on your laptop without firing up the whole system. The dedicated sub-system should also preserve battery life by avoiding the power drain of larger applications.”

Read more about the Linux-powered Dell Latitude E4200 and E4300 from Crunchgear

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