Weekend Roundup #28

My apologies for another late roundup. I started writing the draft last Friday and was planning to polish it up Saturday night and then publish it early morning Sunday. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish and publish it on time because I had to help my cousin move their stuff to their new house. I was pretty much exhausted after that and spent the rest of the day with my family, went out for lunch and went shopping. When we got home, I had to assemble the dresser that we bought so I was really tired and went to bed early.

I don’t wanna miss another edition of Weekend Roundup and better late than never right?



  • No software is free? A middle school teacher recently confiscated Linux CDs from her student because she believes there are no free software.
  • With the US economy plunging like crazy this year, a lot of people lost their jobs and tech jobs are not exempted. According to TechCrunch’s Layoff Tracker, tech related job layoffs are now over 100,000.
  • Safer than ActiveX? Google’s Native Client, is a new experimental browser plugin that allows web applications to securely run native code on the underlying platform.
  • Coming soon to a netbook near you. Netvibes founder Tariq Krim is building an iPhone-like operating system for netbooks called Jolicloud. It is a stripped down Linux OS that comes with a custom browser and tons of other features.


  • Lenovo doesn’t make cellphones, right? Not anymore. The Lenovo-Chine Mobile Ophone is an Android-powered phone made to comply with China Mobile’s Open Mobile System. Too bad only the folks in China will be able to use this thing of beauty.
  • One of Dell’s latest products is the Optiplex 160 aka Tiny Desktop Computer is really tiny. Measuring only 1.85 inches thick, it runs on a single-core Intel Atom processor, 80 GB HDD, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista Home. Dual core models ship next year.
  • Maximum PC has a hands-on review of Logitech’s latest gaming keyboard or gameboard called the Logitech G13 gameboard. Features include a mini LCD, mouse buttons and an analog stick. It can store (bind) 87 different macros on it which is nice for MMO fanatics.
  • There’s a new Eee box in town! Asus recently rolled out the Asus Eee Box B203, an Intel C220 Celeron-powered Eee netbox. It runs Windows XP Home, comes with 80GB, 120GB or 160 GB hard drive, 4 USB ports, flash card reader, DVI output, WiFi and Ethernet connectivity.

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