Anton Borisov
TrimSlice H250 -- a very compact product

Linux Desktop Experience with ARM and MIPS

The Linux experience for many of our readers most likely starts with an x86 hardware platform. However, desktop solutions exist for other platforms, like ARM and MIPS. When Linus Torvalds’ practice with Minix…

Choose installation source

Linux on POWER

Anyone familiar with GNU/Linux will not be surprised by the fact that this operating system runs on almost all known processors. However, very few people are aware that mere support just might not…

Let's play the disk

Virtualisation and Disk Management in OpenIndiana

In the previous part, we got acquainted with OpenIndiana — how to install the base system, find and deploy packages, and perform maintenance tasks with ZFS. This part is devoted to isolated and…

OpenIndiana -- the 'free' Solaris

OpenIndiana — a Free Fork of Solaris

OpenIndiana comprises the Illumos core, taken from OpenSolaris, with a set of GNU user-land tools. OpenIndiana can even be called an analogue to GNU/Linux, but instead of a monolithic Linux kernel, it uses…

Droid time...

What All’s Possible with the Android Dual-SIM Smartphone — MediaTek MT6516

A dual-SIM smartphone manufactured in China runs Android 2.2.1 Froyo. Geeks always find noteworthy products based on Linux! Today, people are rarely surprised to see a dual-SIM phone. Phone manufacturers have been thinking…

A different distro

Igelle for the Masses: A First Look

There are hundreds of different Linux distributions worldwide. However, almost all of them are based on Debian, openSUSE, Slackware or Red Hat. But is there a distribution with unique features that is not…

Saving Private GRUB

Saving Private GRUB: Remotely Restoring MBR on an Enterprise Server

Corporate hardware systems differ from their conventional desktop counterparts primarily because they have a number of interesting features. For example, they provide an ability to connect a virtual CD-ROM drive, and use a…

An Ubuntu-powered MID

This year’s CES2010 in Las Vegas had SmartDevices’ SmartQ V5 MID on display.We had a chance to examine its sibling, the SmartQ5. The operating system and hardware are practically identical for the two…

Who Says Linux Is Not (in) Rocket Science?

In 1997, two university students had a very simple plan for their graduate project—build a rocket capable of inserting a 1-kg pico-satellite into orbit…

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