Daily Links for Monday, December 7, 1009

Software Microsoft to randomly generate EU browser ballot list Ars Technica / Emil Protalinski The previous method had them listed in alphabetical order, putting Apple‘s Safari first. Complaints from Opera, Google, and Mozilla resulted in the change, and also pushed Microsoft into moving the ballot screen from Internet Explorer into…

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Daily Links for Monday, November 30, 2009

Software Kindle 2 finally gets native PDF support, screen rotation Ars Technica Newly sold Kindles will come with an expanded battery, and those with the Kindle 2 will get a holiday gift as well: native PDF support and screen rotation. Music library disaster? How to rip songs from your iPod…

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Operating systems: upgrade or reinstall? guilt or pleasure?

Through the years I’ve run many versions of Microsoft Windows. For the last two and one-half years I’ve had Apple Macs, so I’ve used both OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. I don’t even know how many different desktop Linux distributions I’ve installed, but I’ve certainly installed Linux at least…

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Daily Links for Monday, November 9, 2009

Open Source Ubuntu: the complete beginner’s guide Times Online / Jonathan Richards Ubuntu, if you’re not familiar with it, is one of many varieties of a broader, open-source OS called Linux. It looks and feels a lot like Windows (more or less), but, being very lightweight, it runs very quickly,…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Open Source The quest for a truly open smartphone: can it be done? Ars Technica / Ryan Paul Although a growing number of smartphone makers are embracing Linux and open source software, the dream of a fully open phone remains elusive. Advocates of software freedom are looking for solutions. Apple…

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Daily Links for Friday, October 23, 2009 – Early Edition

Software Nokia: Apple iPhone Violates Our Patents BusinessWeek / Jack Ewing and Arik Hesseldahl The Finnish handset giant said Oct. 22 it has filed suit against Apple (AAPL) in U.S. District Court in Delaware, accusing its California-based rival of infringing patents for core technology that allows the iPhone to make…

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Site statistics through September 30, 2009

Here are the rolling three month sutor.com site stats from Google Analytics, plus 12 month previous stats. Percentages are calculated with respect to total numbers of hits. Statistics are computed from the first to the last days of the months listed. The up and down arrows compare the latest month…

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Daily Links for Monday, October 5, 2009 – Morning Edition

Blog and Website WPtouch: WordPress on iPhone, iPod & Android “More than just a plugin, WPtouch is an entire theme package for your WordPress website. Modeled after Apple‘s app store design specs, WPtouch makes your WordPress website load lightning fast on touch mobile devices, show your content beautifully, all while…

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Trying out Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala beta: dual boot Thinkpad T400

In my post of yesterday, I tried installing the latest Ubuntu 9.10 beta on a netbook and under VMWare Fusion on an Apple MacBook Pro. The first pretty much worked, while the second did not. Yesterday evening (what do you do on Saturday nights?) I attempted to install the beta…

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Daily Links for Thursday, October 1, 2009

Open Source The Linux Foundation Announces Second Annual End User Summit The Summit will take place November 9-10, 2009 at the Hyatt Jersey City on the Hudson and will provide end users and kernel developers a direct connection to one another for advancing the features most critical to using Linux…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, September 30, 2009 – Morning Edition

Open Source Former MySQL CEO Joins Benchmark Capital – Digits – WSJ Wall Street Journal Online / Pui-Wing Tam Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos is joining venture-capital firm Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur in residence, says Benchmark partner Kevin Harvey. The move builds on Benchmark’s tradition of pulling in entrepreneurs,…

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Daily Links for Saturday, September 26, 2009

Adobe In The Crossfire InformationWeek / Thomas Claburn Apple, which competes against Adobe with a number of its professional media applications, has stymied Adobe’s mobile ambitions by refusing to allow Flash on the iPhone. Although Adobe’s CEO has confirmed that his company is working to develop a version of Flash…

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More thoughts on using WordPress for antisocial bookmarks

Several weeks ago I mentioned that I had stopped using Diigo for saving and then posting digests of links into this blog. Long before that, I had stopped using delicious for that functionality and switched to Diigo. The reasons I gave were: I don’t really need my saved bookmarks available…

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Daily Links for August 28, 2009 – Lunchtime Edition

Macintosh Why Snow Leopard Is Truly Disruptive Forbes.com / Brian Caulfield Here’s the breakthrough: Apple‘s ( AAPL – news – people ) OS X, Snow Leopard, which goes on sale Friday, uses less code than its predecessor to do the same job. It’s a remarkable act of discipline that has…

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Daily Links for August 27, 2009 – Mac OS X Snow Leopard Edition

Macintosh Apple’s Sleek Upgrade NY Times / David Pogue “Despite all of this, the haters online deride Snow Leopard as a “service pack” — nothing more than a bug-fix/security-patch update like the ones Microsoft periodically releases for Windows. That’s a pretty uninformed wisecrack. Especially because the biggest changes in Snow…

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Daily Links for August 24, 2009 – Evening Edition

Macintosh Apple to Release Snow Leopard on August 28 PC World “The wait for Snow Leopard is over: on Monday, Apple announced that the latest version of its Mac OS X operating system would be available starting Friday, August 28. The company had previously said that the update would ship…

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Daily Links for August 19, 2009

Macintosh Apple‘s Snow Leopard: A flurry of changes CNet / Erica Ogg “According to rumors, the release of Mac OS X 10.6, Apple’s operating system also known as Snow Leopard, might arrive a bit early. Though Apple announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June that Snow Leopard would hit…

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Daily Links for August 3, 2009

Consumer Electronics Apple tried to silence owner of exploding iPod with gagging order – Times Online “Apple attempted to silence a father and daughter with a gagging order after the child’s iPod music player exploded and the family sought a refund from the company. The Times has learnt that the…

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Daily Links 04/14/2009 (p.m.)

IBM launches business analytics services unit; Eyes predictive modeling | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com “At an event in its Hawthorne, NY research facility, Big Blue detailed plans to launch its first new services business since 2002. In a nutshell, IBM is taking its knowledge of verticals, mathematics, research and…

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