How to install Skype and Ekiga Softphone in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)view story

http://www.ubuntugeek.com – What is Skype:- Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality. Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone else, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles at pretty cheap rates per minute. (HowTos)

Nexus works even in the Earth’s Outer Atmosphereview story

http://www.chaaps.com – Nexus S amazing smartphone was found working even on the earth’s outer atmosphere. These green men in the space are not aliens from other planet but are androids launched from earth by google to test limits of Nexus S. The team from Google were  surprised after Nexus S, the Official Google’s second phone, was found working  even at the earth’s outer atmosphere & (General)

Links 23/12/2010: FOSS is Not “Non-commercial”, Firefox 4 Beta 3 for Mobileview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Desktop How to test if a laptop is working with Linux One interesting observation is that Ubuntu Lucid has almost twice the framerate than RHEL6 with glxgears. No idea why. Kernel Space Removing the big kernel lock. (General)

iPhone knocks Nokia off their perchview story

http://www.itwire.com – Market analysts IDC says that Apple's iPhone is now outselling Nokia to take the lead in the smartphone market. Australian smartphone shipments have risen 67% year-on-year in Q3 2010 with over 60% of new mobiles now being smartphones, according to the results of their Q3 mobile device tracker. (IT news)

Aussie software in a billion mobilesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Software from Australia's Open Kernel Labs has been deployed in more than one billion mobile handsets. (IT news)

Good News, Bad News From OpenLogicview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: News items that advertise OpenLogic’s products continue to create an elevated FOSS licence scare THIS post is an assessment of OpenLogic’s business model and strategy, which usually starts with marketing that’s disguised as a ‘study’. OpenLogic ‘studies’ are to Microsoft FUD what Novell’s Moonlight is to Silverlight. (General)

“Why Don’t They [Microsoft] Just *Pay* People to Use Their Mobiles?”view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Just paying people to use Vista Phone 7 [sic] is the sarcastic advice Glyn Moody gives to Microsoft; Microsoft marketing expenses now exceed a billion dollars MICROSOFT LOSES about 3 billion dollars online every year. It’s not hard to see why. (General)

Emergency warnings to mobiles will be location basedview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Government is to fund the upgrade of the national emergency warning system, 'Emergency Alert', to deliver warnings to mobile phones based on the location of the handset. (IT news)

Why Android's Victory is Inevitableview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Glyn Moody covers Android's quiet victory: "Arguably the most important development in the world of open source in the last year or two has been the rise and rise of Google's Linux-based Android operating system. (General)

Podcast Season 2 Episode 12view story

http://www.tuxradar.com – Title: The shortest episode, ever. In this episode: The first Mozilla 4 beta is here while Nokia is moving rapidly forward with MeeGo for mobiles. We report back on our You Dare Us challenge and hear Paul tackle Python. read more (IT news)