Back Up Your Mobile Phone Contacts with Ubuntu and Bluetooth

February 20, 2009 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

Many of the mobile phone providers offer a service to back up your phone contact list online for a monthly fee. It usually costs somewhere around $5 US per month. Why pay this fee when you can back everything up yourself? All you need is a bluetooth enabled mobile phone, a bluetooth adapter for your computer, and Ubuntu. My phone is a Samsung Alias and I'm using the built-in bluetooth adapter in my MSI Wind netbook. You may need to adjust the procedure slightly for your setup. Read more

Microsoft Leaves the Door Wide Open for Linux on Netbooks

February 4, 2009 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: linux, news, windows 

According to an article on Computerworld, Microsoft plans to offer six different versions of Windows 7. For developed markets, Microsoft will focus marketing efforts on two versions; Windows 7 Home Premium for consumers, and Windows 7 Professional for business customers. The lightest version of the OS will be Windows 7 Starter Edition. It limits users to a maximum of three open applications. This version will be intended for developing markets. Read more