Posts Tagged ‘linux’

Earning Money with Opensource and Linux

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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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Canonical To port iTunes And Photoshop To Ubuntu

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Ubuntuforums had an official post from Canonical asking users to submit recommended apps in a survey site.

In the survey, a preselected list of apps for voting includes closed-sourced applications such as ITunes, Photoshop, Spotify and Pandora.

Would the upcoming Ubuntu distro include these applications if the demand is large enough? Will Canonical implementation be Wine-based of the popular applications originally created on only the Windows platform? Or will it be coded natively on Linux?

If these closed source apps are created originally for Windows, eg Apple’s ITunes and Adobe’s Photoshop, how is Canonical going to convince them to code for Linux?

Many argue the fact that opensource linux OS users aren’t a large significant market and therefore many paid apps are not developed for the linux platform. But the recent rise of popularity of Ubuntu and its variants may just shake up the market share of users on linux and attract such developers to write apps for the rising numbers of Linux users.

Source : WebUpd8 Canonical To Bring Closed Source Apps Like iTunes And Photoshop To Ubuntu?!?!.

Linux Is Regaining Netbook Market Share Quickly

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Earlier this year, there were many reports that linux operating systems was losing market share of netbooks.

But this is about to change very fast.

Linux Is Regaining Netbook Market Share Quickly – O’Reilly Broadcast.

SGLNX strongly believes that with the upcoming release of Google’s Chrome OS, market share will be recaptured for sure!

Boot Windows in a “window” in Linux using VirtualBox

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Many of us grew up using DOS and eventually became the slaves of Windows and all its’ variants.

Converting to use the opensource operating systems such as Ubuntu, Mandriva, Moblin or Fedora means giving up some of the usual ways of computing we’d gotten so used to. Though there are similar applications in Linux performing the identical functions as the Windows counterparts, there are still some applications which are native to Windows and will not run on Linux.

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SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin! Part Two

Friday, November 13th, 2009

[Continued from Part One : SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin]

The MSI Wind netbook was the platform used for installation of Moblin 2.1.

Installation was relatively easy. One has to make sure that the media or harddisk used is the correct media. Else, the primary OS residing in the PC’s harddisk may be deleted. To be safe, SGLNX advises those whom want to try the Moblin 2.1 to install it on a removable media such as a USB stick.

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Affordable Linux touchscreen tablet running on AA batteries

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Norhtec has announced their new product, Gecko Info Pad.

Due for a November 2009 release, the “Gecko Info Pad” is basically a 8.9″ touchscreen tablet with Xcore (Vortex86 rebrand) processor. It is capable of running on 8xNiMH AA batteries. The processor is a x86 processor with power saving features of the ARM processor. According to Norhtec, this new tablet is able to run a variety of operating systems, including Windows XP, Linux and Windows CE.

On top of that, the manufacturer also said it will ship for about US$300 including an 8 gig SD card as flash storage and wifi connectivity.

Demo video as shown below

More touchscreen tablet products are in the news in hope of catching on popularity like the upcoming Apple’s tablet.
Opensource vs closedsource.

News source and specification of Gecko Pad : LinuxForDevices.com

SGLNX suggests that all upcoming mobile tablet devices should have the following features

3G/HSDPA connectivity built in
Long lasting operating time aka battery life
Fast boot kernel
Ease of typing [ie good typing user interface ]
Multi-touch capable touchscreens
Ambient light sensor for automatic LCD brightness
Support embedded Flash