Category: Hardware

  • Utilite computer 3.10.17 Linux kernel upgrade

    This is the manual about how to (properly) compile Utilite-developed Linux kernel for the Utilite computer (Utilite Pro) running “Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)”. It’s mostly written for my own reference in case of possible future upgrades, but some might find it useful, as otherwise the information seems to be scattered around the Internet. We […]

  • International Human Rights Day reminds us about Free Software

    The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit organisation with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users. As our society grows more dependent on computers, the software we run is of critical importance to securing the future of a free society. Free software is […]

  • libreCMC on TP-LINK TL-WR741ND

    I was lucky that I already had TP-LINK TL-WR741ND ( version 1.8 ) previously installed with OpenWRT (libreCMC strips down OpenWRT to remove non-free software and binary blobs from the code) so that I could test out the libreCMC. At this stage the router seems to be (fully) functional with wired and wireless networking enabled. […]

  • libreCMC

    libreCMC is a FSF endorsed embedded GNU/Linux distribution replacement for your wireless router which does not contain non-free software or binary blobs. The project’s goal is to provide an embedded distro that respects user freedoms and allows users to control what their hardware does. Since libreCMC is 100% free software, it allows the user to […]

  • Computing that benefits humanity

    I am a long time member of the World Community Grid (WCG) an effort to create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle scientific research projects that benefit humanity. Launched on November 16, 2004, it is funded and operated by IBM with client software currently available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD operating […]

  • iPhone handcuffs

    Apple has launched a new model in their iPhone line called iPhone 5S on 20th of September 2013. The newly implemented functions of 5S are: Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition system built directly into the home button which can be used to unlock the phone and authenticate App Store and iTunes Store purchases, and an […]

  • Iskratel nettop

    I purchased Iskratel Nettop 30 . It is a Slovene branded nettop computer. The price is 99 EUR without DVD unit and 114 EUR with the DVD unit, that attaches to the base unit. Installed with gNewSense 3 – fully free software distribution. Machine can boot from CD/DVD, Hard drive, USB or Network. It comes […]

  • Replicant funding opened doors for further development

    Replicant funding organised by the Free Software Foundation was a great success ! People donated over  20,000 USD over the past two months. The project didn’t expect that much money and it will greatly cover their needs, which include buying new devices and cover travel-related expenses, allowing developers to attend events such as FOSDEM. On […]

  • LXDE – Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment

    I have been fond of lightweight window managers for some time. For a long time I’ve been using IceWM, but it has a trouble with the menu it didn’t want to generate new applications list at the time when they were installed, so I was seeking for a lightweight Desktop Environment instead and came accross LXDE. […]

  • Fairphone transparent cost breakdown

    Fairphone company which aims to produce the first ethical mobile phone, revealed their “cost breakdown“, where they explain the 325 EUR price tag and how this will be divided between production and organizational costs. It is nicely presented in a graphical PDF file.