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Pyrus Mini Multimedia Player

Quoting Grant B: Zeke brought this for show and tell today. It looks like a great deal at $49.99 & free shipping. Thanks for your post Grant; it is an excellent deal for a budget handheld multimedia player, IMO. The shipping is free, only if you meet certain conditions, which I don’t. However, shipping fee…

Linux: Where’s the manual?

The¬†Ubuntu-Manual.org is a a great project lead by¬†Benjamin Humphrey. It is another excellent answer to the “where’s the manual?” question similar to what we have been doing with our two pamphlets designed to introduce users to Linux and as an overview of first steps after a first installation. Documentation for new Linux users is an…

Android and App Development

I love Android. It is flexible, feature rich and becoming more polished every day. Development is happening at a breakneck pace. It uses Linux at its core and is mostly* open-source. The asterisk is because certain elements of a typical Android install are closed, like Google’s gmail and market apps (which both have OSS alternatives)…