Ultra portable netbooks have proved to be the surprise hit of 2008. But with just about every major manufacturer launching a netbook into the market over the past year choosing the right one can be a challenge. Tectonic reader Jaco asks which Linux netbook would be the best buy for his mother.
With just a couple of weeks to go until 2009 it seems an appropriate time to look back on the year that was. We dug through the archives and came up with the ten most popular posts on Tectonic over the past 12 months.
Dell customer Zvi Devir has done what most open source fans just dream about: He managed to get Dell to give him a refund for the Windows software shipped on his new laptop which he didn’t want because he was planning to run Linux.
With the end of the year just a few weeks away it’s time for a break … and a bit of relaxation. But before you take off for your holidays please give Tectonic a little help.
Free Software Foundation says products distributed under the Linksys brand do not comply with GNU General Public Licence conditions.
Music fans get ready. Amarok 2.0 is here with two year’s of development behind it.
GPLv3 now the fifth most popular open source licence and looks set to take fourth spot in the near future.
Despite warnings from its founder that version 5.1 of the MySQL database was not ready for release, MySQL owner Sun Microsystems says the latest release is proving popular with users.
New consortium will build “defensive portfolio” to protect open source developers against dubious software patents.
A couple of weeks ago Fedora Linux released its latest version, Fedora 10. We take a high-level look at how it stacks up against Ubuntu 8.10, released a month before that.keep looking »