Archive for May, 2009

Moblin Project generator

The Moblin netbook OS v2.0 beta has just been released!
The simplicity and speed of it is overwhelming on my Samsung n310 netbook.
Check it out yourself at:

I took a look at their project generator for developing software for the OS and wrote an Ubuntu 9.04 installation guide:

“I took much of my information from their page, but since their Ubuntu guide doesn’t work for 9.04, I rewrote it.” visit here

1. Install Git

$ sudo apt-get install git-core

2. Install dependencies

$ apt-get install libmagic-dev libglade2-dev libglib2.0-dev libgconf2-dev libxml2-dev

$ sudo apt-get install gtk-doc-tools libtool (those lines were missing in the original tutorial)

3. Download the source-code

$ git clone git://

4. Build, Install & Run

$ cd projgen

$ ./

$ make

$ sudo make install

$ projgen

Now if you get a shared library error, follow these steps:

$ sudo gedit /etc/

and make sure these lines are in there and or add them: include /usr/local/lib

and now run $ projgen and it should launch.


May 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm Leave a comment

Usability in names

When you take a close look at some Apple products, you’ll notice that they normally don’t use cryptic names for their products. For example: Macbook, iPod, iLife. Their product names are made out of real words.

When we look at some other products, like my recently purchased Samsung N310 0r the Nokia N72 mobile phone, it will become clear that Apple names are much more recognizable for people.

Conclusion: product names which are made out of real words, make life easier!

May 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm Leave a comment

Samsung N310 Ubuntu

A new post after a looooong time…

I replaced my Acer Aspire One netbook for the Samsung N310. It has a 10inch screen, Atom inside, 1GB of Ram, 160GBs of space and a nice keyboard. Almost everything works on it after installing Ubuntu 9.04. The only thing that doesn’t work is the brightness control with the ‘Fn’ keys (the power manager works though).So if your looking for a Ubuntu ready netbook, buy this one!


May 11, 2009 at 7:46 pm 11 comments

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