Asus Kickoff: Eee Keyboard with PC

Jan 22, 2009

Asus introduced a PC-in-keyboard model at the CeBIT 2009 show in Munich. The device, with its five-inch side-mounted touchscreen, targets home theater users.

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Ultralight Windows Netbook from Sony with Linux Instant-On

Jan 22, 2009

Sony has brought a new mini-notebook to the market that is small, light, stylish and with Windows Vista, although its instant-on feature is Linux-powered.

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Polyakov's OOM Killer Tamer

Jan 19, 2009

Evgeniy Polyakov has released a patch to the kernel's out-of-memory (OOM) killer function, which was designed to prevent a system freeze in an OOM condition by sacrificing one or more processes. The patch "tames" the function by defining the specific process to kill.

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Google Sets Jaiku Free

Jan 16, 2009

Google will close the microblog project Jaiku and publish the source code under an Apache license.

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Quo Vadis, Mozilla?: 3-Point Plan for World Domination

Jan 14, 2009

Mitchell Baker, chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation, has presented a plan in her blog whereby Mozilla will have Web world domination by 2010.

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FBReader 0.10.0 with Extended Language Support

Jan 14, 2009

The e-book reader FBReader 0.10.0 has been released for Linux and now supports more languages, including right-to-left and bidirectional.

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Ubuntu 9.04 Supports Ext4

Jan 13, 2009

Since its addition to Kernel 2.6.28, the ext4 filesystem can be manually installed in the upcoming Ubuntu release.

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Chrome 2.0 Alpha: Linux Version in June

Jan 12, 2009

Google has released version 2.0.156.1 of Chrome. This latest rendering comes with an updated Webkit and heralds complete support for Linux and Mac.

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