Archive for March, 2008

SA journos launch new tech podcast

March 18th, 2008 | No Comments »

A group of South African technology journalists have launched a new podcast that has them debating the tech news of the week. The ZATechShow, hosted by Hypertext Media’s Simon Dingle, includes regular contributors Duncan McLeod of FMTech.co.za and the Financial Mail, Ben Kelly of FinWeek, Jon Tullet of TechTargetSA and Brett Haggard of Hypertext Media. […]

Foresight Linux 2.0 ships with Gnome 2.22

March 17th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

One of the first Linux distributions to ship with the brand new Gnome 2.22 desktop was Foresight Linux 2.0, released late last week. Foresight is an rPath-based distribution that uses the Conary package management system which is intended to make it as simple as possible for use to manage new software installs.

SA tour guides on your mobile phone

March 17th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags:

Visitors to South Africa, or those of us trying to re-acquaint ourselves with historical highlights, could find this particularly helpful: short video tour guides that can be downloaded to your mobile phone. Mobiguide regional guides can also be previewed online. At this point the company has ten major areas covered: Kirstenbosch, Robben Island, Table Mountain, […]

OPA gets new chief, Wasa readies itself

March 17th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

The Online Publishers Association (OPA) of South Africa on Friday elected a new chair in Habari Media’s Adrian Hewlett with Ananzi MD Mark Buwalda taking up the deputy chairmanship. The election of the 2008/09 board for OPA comes at a time when the OPA faqces challenges to its monopoly over the local online publishing metrics […]

Clone Linux, Windows disks with Clonezilla

March 17th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

Most users know about proprietary software packages such as Norton Ghost that can be used for cloning hard disks for backup or distribution purposes. And a few may know about Partition Image, an open source alternative for saving partition images. But how many users know about Clonezilla, an all-in-one cloning tool that promises both speed […]

Two days left for SA Blog Awards voting

March 17th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

April 19 is the closing date for the 2008 SA Blog Awards voting. So get voting now. If you haven’t yet voted for Tectonic, which is nominated in the technology section, then do so now. Hit the button to the right of the screen or just click here to cast your vote. You will need […]

Windows 7 to be released in 2010

March 17th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags:

On the back of a poor reception for its latest operating system, Microsoft has confirmed that Vista’s successor, currently called Windows 7, will be released in 2010. With a less than stellar performance from Windows Vista the software giant will be hoping to make good with its forthcoming release, although little is know about the […]

Monday news roundup

March 17th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Users praise Firefox 3.0’s speed Google launches open source code browser Zend Technologies Releases Zend Framework 1.5 Linux fanboy hacks Beeb iPlayer again Hackers claim iPhone 2.0 breakthrough

Power your command line with Terminator

March 16th, 2008 | 8 Comments » Tags:

Linux: If you’re a heavy command line user then you probably find that on most days your desktop quickly disappears under multiple terminal windows. Or your one terminal window has tons of tabs open and you can no longer tell which is which. Sound like your desktop? Then take a look at Terminator, a terminal […]

The week's most popluar posts

March 15th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Too much to read? Then catch up with just the highlights. These are the Tectonic stories that everyone else is talking about this week. Back up Linux with ease We’re not particularly fond of backing up our data. It’s time consuming and frustrating. BackerUpper, however, makes this onerous task just a little bit easier. Mint, […]

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