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We have seen a lot of action at Computex around the Snapdragon based android eeepc and all the shenanigans around it. I think that given the number of manufacturers preparing Android and Snapdragon based devices Asus can't afford to miss the boat and will release the device in the end.
The recent reports on Pandora’s case design and controls have been nothing short of glowing. It’s pretty satisfying information for the most part; there is no doubt that what we’re hearing from the team is genuine delight in what they’ve achieved. But the question has been asked – what would some guy off the street think of it?
"The Hacker Attitude Hackers solve problems and build things, and they believe in freedom and voluntary mutual help. To be accepted as a hacker, you have to behave as though you have this kind of attitude yourself. And to behave as though you have the attitude, you have to really believe the attitude.
If you are aspiring to be a hacker or a Unix/Linux guru, then you have probably read some of Eric S. Raymond's writings like 'The New Hacker's Dictionary' and 'The Art of Unix Programming'. You may have also visited his website and read some of his articles there.
"...The goal of the Hacker Space Festival is to bring together people from many cultural and technological backgrounds and from different Hacker Spaces and Autonomous zones in France and Europe (and from beyond, if they can attend) to share and show what's going on..." -- via http://artlibre.org/archives/news/315
You could argue that Google's Android, so popular on smartphones now, is the most popular Linux of all right now. There's only one little problem with that: Android has continued to be apart from the Linux mainstream.
"...The principle engine of software development is the work and creativity of hackers. What induces them to strive and invent is a climate of liberty that leaves them in control of their own software. [...] To trust the hacker, to have faith in the hacker, is one of the elements of a value system that favours development.