Microsoft to reveal new Hiptop smartphones next weekview story

http://apcmag.com – The next-gen Hiptop will sport a slick UI inspired by Windows Phone 7 and take aim at the twittering tweens, teens and twentysomething social networking set. (IT news)

Microsoft makes Windows 7 edition upgrades cheaper in US, but what about Australia?view story

http://www.itwire.com – I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of Microsoft US making pronouncements about pricing for Windows 7, but offering essentially no details about anywhere else on the planet, as if the Internet blocked non-US readers from reading Brandon LeBlanc brashly blab on blankly about Windows 7 this and that. (IT news)

Microsoft Updates Linux Codeview story

http://linuxo.com – eWeek: "Microsoft has released enhancements to the Hyper-V Linux Integration Services that the company contributed to the Linux community in 2009." (General)

Prefab May Give Any Software Open Sourcinessview story

http://www.linuxinsider.com – A new tool developed at the University of Washington has the potential to make all software effectively open source -- in a way. Rather than manipulating the software's code, however, the application -- dubbed "Prefab" -- hijacks what it displays and makes it customizable. (General)

Plain Text, Archiving, and Presentation Fidelityview story

http://www.linux.com – My introduction to computers was as a hobby. My first computer had Microsoft Works for MS-DOS version 1.05 installed on it. Among other things, I decided to use the computer to keep a journal. It was perfect. I could do all my writing on the computer and even edit the text without wasting paper.   (General)

[ubuntu] Virgin Ubuntu User > ATI x1900 Driversview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi Everyone As the subject suggests I've just installed Ubuntu on my main PC [as outlined here - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...4#post9064304]. (Hardware)

[ubuntu] any problems expected with this laptop?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, I found this new laptop on the internet and willing to buy one. But for me it is very important it works out of the box with ubuntu. (no worries after everything is messed up ;) Can you experts have a look at it, and should there be problems expected in 9.10 or 10.4 ? Many thanks in advance! spec's: (Hardware)

GNU/Linux and freedom: non-free software hidden in your GNU/Linux distributionview story

http://linuxo.com – Free Software Magazine: "Most people with an interest in software freedom will turn to GNU/Linux as their operating system of choice. Few realize however, that the vast majority of GNU/Linux distros are not entirely free. Imagine migrating away from Windows, only to find that by installing GNU/Linux you are accepting a restrictive Microsoft license!" (General)

Trendwatching - Chrome, Windows 7 and Mac OS X make good gains in Marchview story

http://blogs.zdnet.com – The new data is in from Net Applications and it shows that Google's Chrome browser and Microsoft's Windows 7 made significant usage share gains during March. (General)

[ubuntu] Downloading fax using tkusrview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Yes, I know tkusr is no longer supported and neither are any of the similar applications All I want to know is wtf is going on with the fax below? Tkusr sends AT+MTP=4 to the USRobotics message modem and that apparently downloads the stored fax. The result is a supposedly .g3 file which is invalid so I can't upload it, but have converted it to a pdf. (Hardware)