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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Apple Sues Samsung, Saying Galaxy Phones and Tablets Too Close To iPad and iPhone Design | Ina Fried | Mobilized | AllThingsD

In the latest intellectual property suit to hit the smartphone industry, Apple is suing Samsung, alleging the Galaxy line of phones and tablets infringe on a number of the company’s patents and trademarks.

The suit, filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in Northern California, alleges patent and trademark infringement, as well as unfair competition. Apple is seeking injunctions, actual damages and punitive damages, as well as a finding that the alleged infringement was willful.

Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

Samsung have released the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread Kernel update to their Galaxy S mobile phone series. Since Saturday the 16th April 2011 the update has been rolling out via Samsungs' Kies software suite to those in the Nordic countries. The update will be available in other regions over the course of the next few weeks. source

Friday, April 15, 2011

Installing VirtualBox (Guest Additions) on Ubuntu Server 10.10

To install Guest Additions on Ubuntu Server 10.10+, you need to do the following:
sudo apt-get install dkms
sudo apt-get install build-essential
Go to the Virtualbox Devices entry on the menu bar of the guest OS and select Install Guest Additions… , this will load the Guest Additions ISO CD image.

Change directory to media
cd /media
You will likely find a sub directory called cdrom in this directory. You can list the sub directories using the `ls` command. If not create it
sudo mkdir cdrom
this will become our mount point

Mount the Guest Additions ISO to the mount point
sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
Now change to the cdrom directory
cd /media/cdrom
Display the directory contents i.e. the ISO image
Depending on whether you are running a 32bit or 64bit OS, run the relevant installer. In this case 32bit so enter

sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run


You will get an error saying “Could not find X.org or Xfree.86 on the guest system”. This is because we are running the server edition and have not got an window manager e.g. KDE or GNOME installed!

If the process complains that DKMS could not be used to build the new kernel then you may need to run the following command to install the linux-headers manually
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How to monitor hard drive health in linux

Used this article I found recently to test my hard drive health. Turns out the hard drive is fine but the USB cable it was connected with was dodgy. I was experiencing "usb 2-1.1: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5" messages all the time. After replacing the cable the messages disappeared!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

WaveMaker has been acquired by VMware!

VMware has bought WaveMaker, which provides a rapid development platform that aims to make it easier for non-technical people to build and maintain Java applications.

The acquisition, announced on Tuesday 8th March 2011, should ensure that the application development environment, which is also called WaveMaker, is integrated and developed in line with the virtualisation company's Spring Java framework.

"WaveMaker makes Java Point and Click — you can build a web application without using a single acronym!" Peter Wayner, InfoWorld Product Review

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