Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The infographic below compares the latest wave of touchscreen smartphones head-to-head: the HTC Evo, the Droid Incredible and the Apple iPhone 4.
From the Evo's giant screen, to the Droid's removable battery, to the iPhone's 300 hour standby time (advertised), see how the hottest phones stack up. Which of these phones would you rather own? Do you already have any of these phones or do you plan to get one? Let us know in the comments.
Posted: 28 Jun 2010 08:25 PM PDT
For the last few years, Pune startup KQ Infotech has been running Mentor India, an year-long, free, internship program for technology students, aimed at giving students a very strong base in systems programming, web development, or web design and animation.
The next batch of Mentor India is starting in July, and the entrance exam is on 4th July. Interested students may register here
Mentor India is a fusion of the cultural heritage of the ancient Gurukul system with modern methods of teaching and learning. This unique concept emphasizes experiential learning by the Shishya with the Guru skillfully facilitating it. Thus, students of this program would be paying from the day one but in the form of their contribution on live projects.Here are highlights of the program from the KQ InfoTech website:
Syllabus for technical test contains
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
What are these differences ?
Lets read this interesting comparison of "Debian vs. Ubuntu: Contrasting Philosophies".
It talks about installation process, desktop and other features, package, repository, community. Finally its end user choice :)
Choice of Freedom !!!
Please read complete article here.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Some Nexus One users started receiving Google's Android 2.2 upgrade over-the-air on their devices Wednesday night. Gauging by users' reports, the updates appear to be hitting phones in various parts of America, on both T-Mobile and AT&T. I can confirm that users who were not part of the original Nexus One Froyo test group and were not using rooted devices have received the software; their phones were upgraded directly from stock Android 2.1 to Android 2.2 as a result of the update.
For more information please check http://ping.fm/RntZY
Google’s Android: 160,000 Devices a Day
By Spencer Ante
- The Droid X
Android 2.2 hits Nexus One -- so who's next?
Happy birthday, may this day always be a special one to remember to DSK Sir !!!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
राम कृष्ण हरी
IT Dindee is a walk from Alandi to Pune (some devotees continue till PandharPur ).
Please visit website www.Waari.org for more details.
You have a great chance to experience a Spiritual Pilgrimage along with devotional masses of the soil.
Let me know if you are interested.
(If you are not able to join, then you may sponsor a poor - dalit waarakari who would join the waari and help unity. Expenses around Rs1000/- per Waarakari.The details of the waarakari will be shared with the sponsor )
Raam Krushna Hari !!!
And now I realized that having 2-3 blogs will help me to, separate my "Personal Live Streaming" and "SocioTechno Live Streaming" i.e. Technical as well as Community activity related Technology and my professional work. Lets hope you like or dislike my ideas, blogs, status. Please do share your opinion, suggestion, feedback. I will share with you more experiment with you :)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
We had the chance to check out the Samsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy S at CommunicAsiaCommunicAsia recently and here is a video of the Galaxy S i9000 phone playing some video on the it’s 4 inch SuperAMOLED display. Does the display live up to the name ? find out in our video below
Monday, June 21, 2010
After basic image installation, I was able to boot on Hawk Board with basic xserver & openbox.
Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty with LXDE
My Hawdboard with VGA, LAN, Power & RS232 cable connected.
Other PC monitor with VNC viewer (Vinagre) runing in fullscreen .
Monitor and hawkboard:
Hawkbaord and two monitors:
You can install these pages by following command.
$ tar zxvf gdata-2.0.10.tar.gz
$sudo python setup.py install$tar zxvf googlecl-0.9.7.tar.gz
$sudo python setup.py installI had tested by uploading my HawkBoard photos on my Picasaweb.
$google picasa create --title "Hawkboard" /tmp/photos/*.pngIt just ask confirmation in your browser, once you grant access it start uploading.This tools are very very helpful for your videos and lots of docs/presentations if you want to upload on Google Services. Check below screenshot for command line output. Reference:
Friday, June 04, 2010
been announced, under the project "Use of Open Source Software for Teaching of
Mathematics" supported by MHRD.
The first 5 days workshop will be held during 26 - 30 July, 2010 on
Scilab, LaTeX & Other FOSS tools.
* Following software will be introduced during the workshop*
Scilab: A scientific software package (http://www.scilab.org) that
provides a powerful open computing environment for engineering and
scientific applications. It is currently being used in educational and
industrial environments around the world. It is distributed freely
through the internet since 1994.
LaTeX: Technical documentation System.
Useful for Research Papers, Mathematical/Technical articles, Books,
Notes, Technical Projects write-ups, Question papers etc.
Other FOSS tools: GeoGebra, Maxima, R, SAGE,
An overview and hands on practice of Operating system Linux and other
utilities available with it.
Please forward to mailing lists. Thanks!
Who can register for the workshop?
* College teachers/ registered research students
* Students (M.Sc. / Engineering/ Undergraduate from IISER/IIT/B.Math)
* Professionals ( a few seats)
Registration Process for the workshop:
* Register online with the workshop registration form.
* Last date for submission of form: Monday 21st June, 2010
Time Table, speakers, Information about fees, announced on website:
Venue: Bhaskaracharya Patishthana, Pune (www.bprim.org)
From: Manjusha Joshi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Manjusha S. Joshi
P.I. of project on Use of Open source software for Teaching Maths,
Lecturer in Computational Mathematics,
BIM, Pune, India. www.bprim.org
Mobile: 09822 319328
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 07:24 PM PDT
There are a number of interesting tech events in Pune today and tomorrow. Here is a brief overview of each. All of these events are free, and no registration is required.
PLUG Meet – Presentation on Unicode by G Karunakar
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 5, 4pm-6pm, 7th Floor, SICSR, Model Colony,
The Pune Linux Users Group’s monthly meeting happens on the first Saturday of every month, from 4pm to 6pm at SICSR, Model Colony. This month, the agenda includes a talk by G Karunakar on Unicode. Linux CD/DVDs will also be available at the meeting for anyone looking to install linux.
This is a great place to meet open source enthusiasts in Pune
For more details, see: http://plug.org.in
Mentoring Workshop on clean energy financing in Pune
Today, Friday, June 4, 10am-1:30pm, 1st Floor, Hotel Le Meridien
Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a multilateral, public-private partnership initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) and funded by USAID. PFAN seeks to identify clean energy projects at an early stage and act as a project financing coaching and consultancy service to facilitate financial closure of such projects. After establishing dedicated in-country networks in China, Indonesia and Philippines, PFAN has now launched its services in India.
This workshop will introduce Indian clean energy entrepreneurs and stakeholders to the PFAN initiative and how they can leverage this platform to connect with investors and avail pro-bono mentoring services.
9.30 pm: Registration
For more details see: http://www.cti-pfan.net/
PuneCleanTech meet: Energy Efficiency – Opportunities and Challenges
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 5, 11am, Venture Center, NCL Innovation Center, Pashan Road
The new gee-whiz technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels et cetera take all the limelight these days. But the fact remains that they are still a miniscule part of our energy mix and will remain so for the foreseeable future. A far bigger opportunity, however, exists all around us. There is enormous potential for making the conventional energy generation, distribution, storage and utilization much more efficient than what it is.
What is this opportunity? Where is it? How does one find it? How big is it? What can be done about it? How can it be addressed? Does anyone address it today? How do they do it? What qualifications do they need to do it?
Mr. Shishir Athale, founder of Sudnya Industrial Services, an energy services company, will discuss all these questions on June 5th, 11am at the NCL Venture Center (June 5th is also the Environment Day, a fitting coincidence!).
For more details see: http://punecleantech.com/energy-efficiency-opportunities-and-challenges/
POCC Meet: How to build a great startup team
Tomorrow, Saturday, 5 June, 4pm-7pm, 4th Floor, SICSR, Model Colony
The initial stages require only a handful of core team-members (3 to 5). These few are crucial to the success of the startup product or service. Finding these people, is one of the primary challenges facing startups today. Chetana Mehta will tackle a whole bunch of questions related to this topic. Chetana Mehta, ex-VP HR at GS Lab helped grow Persistent Systems, GS Lab when they were at a similar stage has offered to cover some aspects of nurturing and training teams.
For more details see: http://punetech.com/how-to-build-a-killer-startup-team-pocc-event-5-june/
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Newly formed company Linaro is backed financially by a coterie of big companies.
Typically, companies wanting to develop for ARM processors--one of the most prolific chip designs in the world--need to wade through a morass of different operating systems and versions of those operating systems. Those include Google's Android and Chrome OSes, Ubuntu Linux, Palm's WebOS, and MeeGo from Intel and Nokia. The new company, Linaro, is a non-profit software engineering outfit that intends to simplify the development process and is backed to the tune of "tens of millions of dollars" by its founding members, Tom Lantzsch, an executive officer at Linaro, said in a phone interview.
ARM's chief rival, Intel, has an advantage because it doesn't face as unwieldy a ecosystem as ARM does. In short, Intel is one chip company with one chip architecture. ARM chips--used widely in cell phones, smartphones, and expected to populate a raft of upcoming tablets--are designed and manufactured by range of companies including Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Nvidia, Freescale, ST-Ericsson, and Samsung.
"On the one side you have many chips, and on the other side you have many distributions (software versions)," said Lantzsch. Linaro's goal is to make sure the latest software version can be readily "ported" to the latest silicon. "Imagine two tablet makers going to the same silicon vendor. Let's say Texas Instruments in this case. And both want to get a tablet into the market and both want to do that, for example, on Android. What you'll find is there are differences in the versions (of Android). And then you'll have other tablet makers wanting to do a tablet on Chrome or MeeGo," Lantzsch said. The resources of TI and its customers will be strained to meet all these competing demands, he said. Linaro aims to streamline and optimize this process.
"Linaro will provide a stable and optimized base for distributions and developers by creating new releases of optimized tools, kernel and middleware software validated for a wide range of (chips), every six months," the company said in a statement. Linaro's first software and tools release is due out in November and will provide optimizations for the latest range of ARM CortexTM-A family of processors, the company said.
You can find FAQ which answers questions like -- Q5. Is this just Ubuntu on ARM? and Q8. How is Linaro different from Android, MeeGo, LiMo or other similar distribution?
Linaro - Software foundations for an open digital world
Linaro™ brings together the open source community and the electronics industry to work on key projects, deliver great tools, reduce industry wide fragmentation and provide common foundations for Linux software distributions and stacks to land on.
Read blog which explains "The need for Linaro". Find resource for developer which are hosted on Launchpad as Linaro Launchpad Project Page. Find community where developer can involved, contribute & participate which have pages like Wiki, Blogs, Events and Newsletter. This blog mention in details answer to "The need for Linaro" also very interesting pages to read How Linaro Works and About Linaro Why Linaro?
Making open source development easier and faster
Open source has been one of the biggest trends in embedded electronics over the last few years and it has enabled a diverse range of products with a multitude of software stacks and distributions. Today's web enabled gadgets often have millions of lines of code, built from thousands of open source software packages. Much of the complexity of using open source is the wide choice available for each component and software package. Choice of software components at the top of the software stack helps enable differentiation of products such as Applications framework, Multimedia framework, UI and web components. This software choice is not limited to the application level but extends all the way down to low level software around the Linux® kernel e.g. power management, boot process and includes choices over version of Linux kernel and tools used.
This is just Major Distribution list of latest GNU/Linux distribution release list from http://distrowatch.com. My main intention to just collect all latest and greatest Linux Distribution Release Information on one page.
Patrick Volkerding has announced the release of Slackware Linux 13.1: "Yes, it's that time again! After many months of development and careful testing, we are proud to announce the release of Slackware version 13.1. Slackware 13.1 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.6.1, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop environment, and KDE 4.4.3, a recent stable release of the new 4.4.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment. We continue to make use of HAL and udev, which allow the system administrator to grant use of various hardware devices according to users' group membership." See the release announcement and release notes for a detailed description of the release. Download (torrents): slackware-13.1-install-dvd.iso (4,118MB, MD5, torrent), slackware64-13.1-install-dvd.iso (4,169MB, MD5, torrent).
Fedora 13, a new version of one of the world's most widely-used Linux distributions for desktops and servers, has been released: "The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 13, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution." Some of the more interesting features in this release include: "A streamlined installer; automatic print driver installation; new desktop applications and enhancements, including Shotwell photo manager, Deja-dup backup software, Pino Identi.ca/Twitter client and Simple Scan scanning utility; NetworkManager improvements; color management; enhanced iPod functionality; enhanced streaming and buffering support in Totem; 3D support for ATI cards via Radeon driver...." See the press release, release announcement and release notes for further information. Download (mirrors, torrents): Fedora-13-i686-Live.iso (675MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-13-i686-Live-KDE.iso (698MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-13-x86_64-Live.iso (677MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-13-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso (700MB, SHA256, torrent).
Andreas Jaeger has announced the availability of the seventh (and last) milestone release of openSUSE 11.3: "Milestone 7 (M7), a snapshot of the openSUSE Factory 'work in progress' build, leading up to openSUSE 11.3 release in July, is now available for download. M7 is the last milestone release, the next release will be RC1 on June 17th. Now it's time for testing and bug-fixing! Compared to M6, this milestone brings many bug fixes, an update to Linux kernel 2.6.34 and the integration of software translations and new artwork. Highlights: netbook support with both Moblin and KDE; the approaching Btrfs file system can be configured in the installer; the zypper package management client has seen further improvements; better graphics driver support for NVIDIA cards...." Read the rest of the release announcement for more details and a list of known issues. Download (mirrors): openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0625-i686.iso (685MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-Build0625-i686.iso (699MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0625-x86_64.iso (695MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-Build0625-x86_64.iso (698MB, MD5, torrent).
MeeGo is an open-source Linux project which brings together Moblin, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia, into a single open-source activity targeting netbooks and other mobile devices. The project's inaugural release, version 1.0, was announced yesterday: "Today we are announcing the project release of MeeGo 1.0. This release provides developers with a stable core foundation for application development and a rich user experience for netbooks. It includes: instant access to your synchronized calendar, tasks, appointments, recently used files and real-time social networking updates; aggregation of social networking content; Google Chrome or Google Chromium; easy-to-use applications for email, calendar and media player; highly optimized for power and performance. Software: Linux kernel 2.6.33; DeviceKit and udev for interacting with hardware devices; modern graphics stack including Kernel Mode Setting, non-root X; Btrfs as the default file system...." Read the rest of the release announcement for further information. Download: meego-netbook-chromium-ia32-1.0.img (776MB).
Anne Nicolas has announced the availability of the second and last release candidate for Mandriva Linux 2010.1: "As announced previously, here comes the last development release for Mandriva Linux 2010.1. This is essentially a bug-fix release. Again ISO images are available on all public mirrors: 32-bit and 64-bit DVD images and mini dual-architecture ISO images for 'Free' release (100% open-source software); 'One' live CD images for KDE and GNOME environments. These ISO images can be fully tested on your hardware but also on virtual machines (VirtualBox, QEMU, KVM). You can also dump it on USB key as an installation media." See the release announcement and release notes for further details. Download: mandriva-one-2010-spring-rc2-KDE4-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586.iso (684MB, MD5), mandriva-one-2010-spring-rc2-GNOME-europe-americas-cdrom-i586.iso (691MB, MD5), mandriva-linux-free-2010-spring-i586.iso (4,381MB, MD5), mandriva-linux-free-2010-spring-x86_64.iso (4,393MB, MD5).
Ubuntu 10.04, the latest version of the popular Linux distribution for desktops and servers, has been released: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long-Term Support). This release incorporates the Desktop edition and the Server edition. The Server edition can be used on physical servers, on Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), and on Amazon's EC2 public cloud. Code-named 'Lucid Lynx', 10.04 LTS continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. We are also pleased to announce Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook edition, which is not a long-term support release. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will be supported for three years on desktops and five years on servers. Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook edition will be supported for 18 months." See the release announcement, press release, release notes and feature list for further information. Download (SHA256): ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso (699MB, torrent), ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso (697MB, torrent).
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Now with various ARM & Atom based microprocessor end user can best of best gadgets/phone/notebook. With dual-core we can find more power in these small devices with less in size, cost, heat & power consumption. Now we can enjoy full blown applications using these processors.
After months of waiting since the official announcement last November, Google has finally picked a time to release the Chrome operating system: this fall.
According to AFP, Google execs have confirmed that the open-source Chrome OS will be available for free, although no month nor date during autumn has been specified.
It’s also yet to be known whether any new (or old, maybe) devices to be released at that time will be running on the Chrome OS. It could be an interesting selling tool for the holiday season, although it’s not clear cut how much this will challenge Microsoft Windows just yet.
Now I can see what is going to replace with Windows system on Google employees Desktop. Check this "Google ditches Windows on security concerns"
New hires are now given the option of using Apple’s Mac computers or PCs running the Linux operating system. “Linux is open source and we feel good about it,” said one employee. “Microsoft we don’t feel so good about.”
"On Wednesday Google's vice president of product management said that this fall Google will launch Chrome OS to compete with Microsoft Windows. More than 70 million users already use the Chrome Browser, and Google expects at least 1 million users of the OS by day one of release."
For more information:
fields of endeavour. Some of the products they're brought in to compete
with MS' core offerings:2004 April: GMail, head-on with Hotmail.
2006 October: Google Docs, directly competes with MS Office.
2007 November: Android, an open-source mobile OS against Winduhs CE.
2008 September: Chrome browser, replacement for Explorer.
2009 July: Chrome OS, a Linux-based OS against Winduhs desktop. And now they're eliminating Winduhs altogether from their office: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d2f3f04e-6ccf-11df-91c8-00144feab49a.html
Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.
The directive to move to other operating systems began in earnest in January, after Google’s Chinese operations were hacked, and could effectively end the use of Windows at Google, which employs more than 10,000 workers internationally.
“We’re not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort,” said one Google employee.
“Many people have been moved away from [Windows] PCs, mostly towards Mac OS, following the China hacking attacks,” said another.
New hires are now given the option of using Apple’s Mac computers or PCs running the Linux operating system. “Linux is open source and we feel good about it,” said one employee. “Microsoft we don’t feel so good about.”
For History please refer :