Review: RockBox

January 12, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: Distro Review, gadget, linux, mp3, review 

RockBox is a free and open source firmware available for several different digital music players. Stable releases are available for the following music players:

  • Apple: iPod 1g through 5.5g, iPod Mini and iPod Nano 1g
  • Archos: Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio
  • Cowon: iAudio X5, X5V, X5L, M5, M5L, M3 and M3L
  • iriver: iHP100 series, H100 series, H300 series and H10 series
  • Olympus: M:Robe 100
  • SanDisk: Sansa c200 series, e200 series and e200R series
  • Toshiba: Gigabeat X and F series

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Motorola/Verizon Droid Specs Leaked

October 25, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gadget, linux 

This past Thursday evening someone tipped off the Boy Genius Report that the Motorola Droid phone specs were published on the Motorola website. The pages were only up for about half an hour, but the Boy Genius Report managed to grab some screen captures of the spec pages. Here's the rundown of the leaked specs. Read more

Jaunty Boots 32% Faster on the MSI Wind

April 25, 2009 by · 6 Comments
Filed under: gadget, linux, Ubuntu 

After reading about the blazing fast boot time of Ubuntu 9.04 on Matt Cutts' blog, I decided it was worthwhile to go for the upgrade on my MSI Wind U100-432US. Before the upgrade I made sure to install bootchart and manually measure the boot time as well. Read more

Review: Sabrent 68 in 1 Internal Card Reader

March 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: gadget, linux, Ubuntu 

Back before the Christmas Holidays, I purchased the Sabrent 68 in 1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader/Writer from NewEgg. It was the Shell Shocker deal of the day with a cut rate price and free shipping. It was less than $10, so I figured I'd give it a try. I was ordering some Christmas gifts anyway, so this item wasn't really the focus of my order. Read more

Ubuntu on the MSI Wind

January 12, 2009 by · 9 Comments
Filed under: gadget, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've been using my MSI Wind U100-432US for a few weeks now. If you're interested in my initial review, you can find it here. Shortly after getting this great small laptop I decided it was time to install Ubuntu. I decided to go for a Hardy install because of its Long Term Support status. I have several computers at home running Ubuntu and I'd rather not go through full distribution upgrades every six months on all of them to keep up with the latest releases. Read more

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