SGLNX takes Nvidia ION2 for a spin (Part 1/3)

September 28th, 2010
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The board
Nvidia ION2 GPU with Atom D525 Pineview CPU in an Mini-ITX form factor mainboard (17×17cm)

The memory
2x 2 gb (Dual Channel ) Kingston DDR3 1066MHz ram

The storage
Seagate 2.5″ Momentus XT hybrid 500gb SATA2 HDD

The operating system
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Misc hardware dongles
RT73 Wifi USB stick
USB bluetooth adapter (for use with Wiimote in XBMC)

The objective
Test run the board to run the default Ubuntu system with addon PPA repositories to ensure maximum performance for 1080p media playback using XBMC. Geekbench benchmarks to be used for testing the raw processing power of the D525 coupled with ION2.

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IE version 9 and they most probably still could not get it right this time

August 13th, 2010
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At SGLNX, we regularly take a swing at M$ products for fun and laughter.

Mozilla Firefox at version 3,  Apple Safari at version 5, Micro$oft Internet Explorer at version 9!!!

9 major revisions and more to come from M$ for continual releasing unpolished products and software.

Source: Gizmodo, Internet Explorer 9 Beta Goes Live September 15 [IE9].

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Fixing Windows Registry with Linux

July 14th, 2010
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It is possible to now do M$ Windows Registry editing without having to boot into Windows.

This is extremely useful when there are glitches in the Windows Registry that prevents it from booting up properly even when in Safe Mode.

With this tip, Linux can rescue the Windows System by removing malicious registry entries and even perform password reset for Windows Administrators account.

Source : LifeHacker : Fix the Windows Registry from a Linux Thumb Drive

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10 ways to avoid dodge linux hardware issues from TechRepublic

June 16th, 2010
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TechRepublic.com has recently published a good read on how prevent linux hardware issues.

1) Don’t use very old or cutting-edge hardware

2) Verify support

3) Use proprietary drivers

4) Know your log files

Read the rest of the 10 ways and the details here! <——

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Earning Money with Opensource and Linux

June 15th, 2010
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At SGLNX, we’d given tips on how you can save money with opensource and linux by using alternative applications and operating systems that is cost free.  It doesn’t take long to realise that if money can be saved using opensource, the knowledge can be used to earn money.

Here are some tips of how we at SGLNX is able to generate some revenue from our ever-growing experience and knowledge of opensource and linux

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How Linux is going to save London Stock Exchange £10m a year

May 25th, 2010
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The London Stock Exchange will be rolling out a new trading system in stages starting from September 2010.

This new system, Millennium Exchange, uses a combination of Linux with Oracle databases, will replace the existing “TradeElect” Microsoft’s .NET and SQL systems.

According to sources, the existing system suffered countless outages and failures which resulted in many embarassment to the LSE. The new Linux/Oracle system is said to be faster than the current Microsoft solution.

Another win for Linux!

Source : ComputerworldUK: Linux trading system to save London Stock Exchange £10m a year.

SGLNX firmly believes that if Linux is good enough
for a nation’s stock exchange,

It should be competent and secure enough for
any desktop user to use it as their main operating system.

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Byebye Mandriva…

May 14th, 2010
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According to some sources, Mandriva is up for sale?

It’s a pity that fragmentation of opensource linux operating systems has increased the popularity of some distributions such as Ubuntu and diminished the light of other distributions such as Mandriva.

But without competition, there will be no evolution.

Download the possibly last Mandriva distro before the company is sold…

http://www.mandriva.com/

News Source : Mandriva Up For Sale via Slashdot.

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Opensource Complete Home Entertainment System : XBMC

May 11th, 2010
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XBMC is a free opensource cross platform media player. It has its origins from the first generation XBOX game console, where XBMC was created as a homebrew media player making use of MPlayer sources as one of its cores. XBMC has since evolved with a huge and continuously growing forum with active discussions happening 24/7.

Its flexibility in allowing add-on scripts and user-created skins has also contributed to its popularity. User-contributed skins such as the “Aeon Stark” made it even more popular in the recent months. Video shown after the break.

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Android vs iPhone Parody Picture on Flash Development

April 22nd, 2010
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This picture was seen at CNET’s REHASHPLUS Blog

For those whom are oblivious to what the above poster meant…

Here are some clues.

Android seems to be friendlier than its fruity competitor.

Adobe ceases efforts to bring Flash to IPhone

Adobe says bye to Apple, goes to Android

Adobe Flash Project Manager gives up on IPhone Packager

Adobe Ditching Flash for the IPhone

I think we get the point.

Yay for Android, Nay for IPhone.

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Maemo + Moblin = Meego

April 14th, 2010
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Meego is an operating system framework which is collaborated by both Nokia and Intel, combining their efforts from Maemo and Moblin respectively.

It is opensource and a large part of this framework focuses on the user interface, which is mainly large icons with an easy point & click user navigation interface. The outlook of the interface resembles most of what Intel have had for Moblin.

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