Wednesday, June 30, 2010

iPhone 4 vs. HTC Evo vs. Droid Incredible [INFOGRAPHIC]

Now that the iPhone 4 has been officially revealed and Steve Jobs has shown off all of the supposedly remarkable things it can do, we thought we'd cut through the hype and pit the new iPhone against its competition in the clearest way we know how: with an infographic.
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.





PuneTech:Mentor India internship for tech students: entrance exam on 4th July

PuneTech:Mentor India internship for tech students: entrance exam on 4th July

Link to PuneTech

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
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From Mentor India's webpage:
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.
Being a Software Development & Consulting firm Knowledge Quest Infotech has a strong background of technology, thus enabling students in cultivating their technical roots.
Here are highlights of the program from the KQ InfoTech website:
  1. Mentor India Program ensures that the students learn and earn with upcoming technology
  2. Students don't need to pay any fees and their training is paid by work on live projects
  3. Students can start earning within 6 months of their program based on performance
  4. Exposure to live projects along one year work experience
  5. Placement opportunity with KQ Infotech and other technology companies
  6. Course completion certification
Any student with one of these degrees is eligible: MCA,MSc CS/IT/Tech,MCM,BE/BTech. Candidates will be selected on the basis of a written technical and aptitude written test, followed by a technical and personal interview.
Syllabus for technical test contains
  • C Programming Language
  • Data Structure and Algorithms
  • Operating systems
  • Quantitative & Analytical Reasoning
Apply here

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Debian vs. Ubuntu: Contrasting Philosophies

While using Ubuntu we always use apt-get or dpkg command. There are whole lots things which we like and we praised for Ubuntu. But thousands and thousands packages are available to us because of Debian Community. As we all know Ubuntu is derived from Debian or Ubuntu is fork of Debian. There are lots of similarities at technical level. But at philosophical level Ubuntu and Debian have some differences.
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.



*15 facts about caffeine*
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15 facts about caffeine

Most of you can’t start your morning without it—but do you really know that much about the coffee you drink everyday? This handy infographic cleverly lays out fifteen facts about caffeine. See a preview below:Full image at Home Owners Insurance.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Android 2.2 hits Nexus One -- so who's next? http://ping.fm/l5fup

Android 2.2 hits Nexus One -- so who's next?

Ladies and gentlemen, the taste of Froyo may finally be upon us.
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.

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Android 2.2 hits Nexus One -- so who's next? http://ping.fm/XrTjt
Google’s Android: 160,000 Devices a Day
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Google’s Android: 160,000 Devices a Day
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Google?s Android: 160,000 Devices a Day

One of the most surprising bits of news to emerge from the Motorola Droid X launch was the announcement that 160,000 new devices running on Google’s Android software are going into service every day.
For more information please check http://ping.fm/RntZY

Google’s Android: 160,000 Devices a Day

Google’s Android: 160,000 Devices a Day

By Spencer Ante

One of the most surprising bits of news to emerge from the Motorola Droid X launch was the announcement that 160,000 new devices running on Google’s Android software are going into service every day.

Motorola
The Droid X
That figure, revealed by Google executive Andy Rubin, is up from the 100,000 activations a day Google claimed in mid-May and well beyond the 97,222 iPhones Apple sold on average every day in the first quarter.
In a post on the Google blog, Mr. Rubin wrote that there are currently 60 Android devices available today delivered by 21 manufacturers and 59 wireless carriers across 49 countries.
“The volume and variety of Android devices continues to exceed even our most optimistic expectations,” Mr. Rubin wrote.
In an interview, Mr. Rubin said sales of Android devices are still heavily weighted to the U.S. In the last two months, the U.S. market has seen the launch of two successful Android phones: the HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon Wireless and the HTC Evo on Sprint Nextel.
Mr. Rubin said Google is making a big push overseas to spur more Android adoption, especially in Asia. On June 22, Google said it launched a version of Google Search by Voice that supports the Korean language. Google Search by Voice is also available in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. On April 27, Samsung Electronics launched the Galaxy A, its first Android phone for the Korean market.
“Asia is doing well,” said Mr. Rubin. “There is a lot of opportunity in the low end of the smart phone market in China.”
At the Motorola launch, Google also announced that the new version of its Android 2.2 operating system, called Froyo, has been released in an open source version for manufacturers.
Mr. Rubin said future major releases of the Android OS will be dictated by the need to keep up with the pace of innovation in wireless devices and networks — say fourth-generation LTE networks or motion-sensing gyroscopes.
Despite the fast growth of Android devices, some security experts believe Google’s Android Market for wireless applications is more vulnerable than other app stores to security risks, since Google doesn’t examine all apps before they are available for users to download. Instead, it relies on users to alert it to questionable apps.
Mr. Rubin said Google still doesn’t see a reason to vet apps before they are posted for sale. “It would ruin the organic nature of the market,” Mr. Rubin said. “It will slow down the rate of innovation.”

Android 2.2 hits Nexus One -- so who's next?

Android 2.2 hits Nexus One -- so who's next?

Ladies and gentlemen, the taste of Froyo may finally be upon us.
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.
A representative from Google's Android team was unable to share any additional information about the nature of the update or the scope of its release.
If this is actually the final version of Froyo, the start of a widespread Android 2.2 rollout may not be far behind. Remember, though, over-the-air updates usually take several days or more to complete, as they're typically staggered with only a subset of users receiving the software each day. Even just the Nexus One portion of the rollout could take some time to fully wrap up.
So what's next? The Motorola Droid was long expected to be second in line for Froyo. At this week's Verizon Droid X launch, execs hinted that both the original Droid and the new Droid X would receive the 2.2 update around the same date, sometime in the "latter half of the summer."
Further clues come from the crew at Android Central, who got their hands on some alleged screenshots from Verizon's computer system. The screenshots list the original Droid as being scheduled to get Froyo within the month of July, and the Droid X as being scheduled only vaguely for "late summer." An alternate screenshot posted at droidforums.net has the original Droid down for late July and the Droid X down for late August. Interpret as you will.
(Android Power is giving away a free Motorola Droid from Verizon this week, by the way. You have until Monday night to enter to win.)
As for other Android phones, I've just updated our Android 2.2 upgrade list with new information on several devices. The Motorola Milestone, for example, has officially been added into the "yay" column. The Samsung Galaxy S and the Dell Streak are among the other Android phones also now confirmed for Froyo. Keep your eyes on the list for any future updates; I'll add further details to that page as new device-specific info becomes available.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go eat some frozen yogurt while listening to Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here." Anyone care to join me?
Author JR Raphael writes the new Android Power blog at Computerworld. Come say hi on Facebook: facebook.com/The.JR.Raphael

Deepak Sakharam Kulkarni's 60th Birthday Anniversary

Today is 60th Birthday Anniversary of DSK Sir. [on 28 June 2010] Deepak Sakharam Kulkarni (DSK), the chairman and managing director of DSK Group. For more infromation please check  http://www.dskdl.com/wish-dsk?lang=en ( in English ) and http://www.dskdl.com/wish-dsk?lang=ma ( in Marathi ).


Happy birthday, may this day always be a special one to remember  to DSK Sir !!!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Updating http://www.karpe.net.in/
Please join IT Dindee at Waari ( “आयटी दिंडी” वारीत ) http://bit.ly/99lFPa
Please join IT Dindee at Waari ( "आयटी दिंडी" वारीत" )
Check here http://ping.fm/NNp5l

IT Dindee at Waari ( "आयटी दिंडी" वारीत )

नमस्कार  (you may read an English message below)
गेल्या तीन  वर्षापासून आम्ही "आयटी दिंडी" सुरु केली आहे. हे चवथे वर्ष आहे. आम्ही आळंदी ते पुणे 'वारी' सोबत पायी चालत येतो. काही जण पुढे जातात. गेल्या वर्षी आयटी, बी पी ओ, तंत्रज्ञान क्षेत्रातील जवळ जवळ ३५ जण होते. कृपया आपण सुद्धा यावे आणि अध्यात्मिक आनंद घ्यावा ही नम्र विनंती.   कृपया www.Waari.org या संकेतस्थळाला भेट द्या. या वर्षी वारी मंगळवार  ६ जुलै  रोजी आहे. ( जर आपण येवू शकत नसाल तर खेडेगावातील एका गरीब वारकर्याला वारी ला जाण्यासाठी रुपये १०००/- (एक हजार मात्र ) मदत करू शकता )
राम कृष्ण हरी
Namaskaar
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 )
Dhanyawaad
Raam Krushna Hari !!!


www.Waari.org

Welcome to http://www.karpe.net.in/

http://ping.fm/PrdrO

My blogging strategy

I had just redirect my blogspot blog from http://amitkarpe.blogspot.com to http://www.amitkarpe.com/ . Also I had enabled Google analytics, Google adSense, new custom domain i.e. karpe.net.in and Blue Color new template in Blogspot/Blogger account. Last many days I am testing various blogging/ Life streaming platforms from Posterous to Ping.fm, Amplify. I find twitter & buzz engaging & interactive where you have a number of people who follow you. I will used them continuously because I find lots of feedbacks, comments from my followers. Facebook is little more mixed crowd, where you can catch your classmates and where you can share your photos and casual social activities. BTW I almost stop using Orkut, where I had more that 500+ friends, 50+ communities and 2000+ scraps. I had my old blogs at Blogger and Wordpress, but I was not using them because login into site and then writing blog was little time consuming. As I was not aware that these blog sites supports publishing blog option through mail. I used "post mail for blog" for  first time in Posterous and from that day I had posted more 50 blogs.
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

छान मराठी म्हणी http://ping.fm/YlPHy
(  marathi mhani )
Movie Review: My Name Is Khan
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Movie Review: Oliver!
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Info about new Web 2.0 trend http://bit.ly/c1owsL

Samsung Galaxy S Video Playback – 4 inch SuperAMOLED Display

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

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The 4-inch display does make some difference compared to the Wave which has a slightly smaller display featuring the same technology.

Posted via email from Swatee Karpe's Blog

Monday, June 21, 2010

Playing with Hawk Board

I had given try to Hawk Board. I had following documentation from http://elinux.org/Hawkboard
After basic image installation, I was able to boot on Hawk Board with basic xserver & openbox.

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty  with LXDE
VGA monitor : Running xterm.



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:



Introducing the Google Command Line Tool

Google had introduce Google Tool. Which helps user to use google services from Linux command prompt i.e. Google Command Line Tool.
I just donwload these tool from GoogleCL project site website. This had dependency on gdata-python-client.
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 install

I had tested by uploading my HawkBoard photos on my Picasaweb.
$google picasa create --title "Hawkboard"  /tmp/photos/*.png

It 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:
http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2010/06/introducing-google-command-line-tool.html

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Friday, June 04, 2010

FOSS workshops at BP, Pune

Hello,
            Workshop on Scilab, LaTeX & other Free and open source software has
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.
 (http://fossme.bprim.org/ )

 *  Last date for submission of form: Monday 21st June, 2010

 Time Table, speakers, Information about fees, announced on website:
http://fossme.bprim.org/

Venue: Bhaskaracharya Patishthana, Pune (www.bprim.org)



From: Manjusha Joshi <manjusha.joshi@gmail.com>
--
Manjusha S. Joshi
P.I. of project on Use of Open source software for Teaching Maths,
http://fossme.bprim.org
Lecturer in Computational  Mathematics,
BIM, Pune, India. www.bprim.org
Mobile:  09822 319328
blog:http://manjushajoshi.wordpress.com/

Hello World !!!

Hello World !!!

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PuneTech:Tech events in Pune this weekend – 4 & 5 June

PuneTech:Tech events in Pune this weekend – 4 & 5 June

Link to PuneTech

Tech events in Pune this weekend – 4 & 5 June

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.

Agenda:

9.30 pm: Registration
10:00 am: Welcome Note, Suneel Parasnis, Team Leader – Clean Energy Finance, Contractor, USAID ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program
10:10 am: Introduction to CTI-PFAN, Kavita Kaur, Country Manager – PFAN India, Contractor, USAID ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program
10:30 am: MOU Signing – IT Power India and IndiaCo Ventures
11:00 am: Investor’s Expectations out of Business Plan â Rahul Patwardan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, IndiaCo Ventures
11:30 am: Tea/Coffee Break
11:45 pm: Promoting Clean Energy – R.Chandrasekhar, CEO, IT Power
12:15 pm: Components of a Good Business Plan âSuneel Parasnis, Team Leader, ECO-Asia
1:00 pm: Panel discussion
1:30 pm: Lunch

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/


Posted via email from Amit Karpe

Thursday, June 03, 2010

IBM, Samsung, TI form firm for ARM chips

IBM, Texas Instruments, Samsung, ARM, and others have formed a company to streamline development of products, such as tablets, on ARM processors.

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.

Linaro Software Foundation

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.

Find out more »

 
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?
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?

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.

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Latest GNU/Linux distribution release

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.

Slackware Linux
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
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).


openSUSE
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
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).

Mandriva Linux
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

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).

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Intel, Qualcomm go dual-core for small devices | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News

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.

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Google Chrome OS to launch this fall


From ZDNet

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"
Which mention that

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.”

More and more OS level development from Google will be great competition for Canonical, Microsoft & Apple.

From slashdot.org

"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:
http://www.slashgear.com/tags/google-chrome-os/
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65112220100602
http://www.liliputing.com/2010/06/google-chrome-os-to-launch-this-fall.html

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Google ditches Windows on security concerns

Google seems to be slowly but surely taking Microsux head-on in all
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.”

 
I'm going to get me some popcorn, put my feet up and watch the fun!

From : Raj Mathur

For History please refer :
http://www.google.com/corporate/history.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Google
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google

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