John Mahoney / Gizmodo:
How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9 Into the Ultimate OS X Netbook — I am typing on this on a 9-inch, 3G-equipped, almost-pocketable computer, running the best consumer OS money can currently buy. It costs around $400. Do you want one too? Here's how to get yours.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, GottaBeMobile.com, jkOnTheRun, Boing Boing Gadgets and digg.com
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Hackintoshes spreading — The Hackintosh phenomenon seems to be going mainstream.
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Maybe There Is No Need for an Apple Netbook
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: HP Mini 1000 turned into a MacBook Mini
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: The ultimate Dell Mini 9 Hackintosh guide
James Urquhart / CNET News:
Ubuntu now has ‘cloud computing inside’ — In a posting on the ubuntu-devel-announce list Friday, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, announced that Ubuntu 9.10 will be code-named Karmic Koala. As usual, efforts surrounding the Linux distribution are divided between two target deployments, desktop and server.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, Bits or pieces? and ChannelWeb
Michael W. Jones / TECH.BLORGE.com: Ubuntu 9.10 will feature cloud computing
Kevin McLaughlin / ChannelWeb: Shuttleworth Dishes On Upcoming Ubuntu Release
Lidija Davis / ReadWriteWeb:
Vint Cerf: We Still Have 80 Per Cent of the World to Connect — “By 2010 we will have run out of IP addresses if we don't do something about it,” Vint Cerf, Google's chief Internet evangelist and the man commonly referred to as “the father of the Internet,” told RWW last month. (Video embedded below.)
Zach Spear / AppleInsider:
Emerging iPhone contenders charted, compared by RBC — With Apple's influence hanging over the Mobile World Congress event this week, the Royal Bank of Canada has released a comprehensive comparison chart of eight contenders that threaten to steal some of the iPhone's customers.
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Electronista and Edible Apple
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: A taxonomy of iPhone competitors
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
Where's Steve? — “The only thing worse than being talked about,” said Oscar Wilde, “is not being talked about.” That has until recently applied in spades to Steve Jobs of Apple, a guy who, when I've interviewed him, has always asked what other people have said about him, “especially the bad stuff.”
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Stimulus bill requires RSS feeds of how the money is spent — Now this is a pretty promising step on the path to open government: the new stimulus bill has a requirement for RSS-based disclosure of funds dispersed: … Raw Thought: RSS Hits the Big Time
Discussion: Raw Thought and Joho the Blog
Aaron Swartz / Raw Thought: RSS Hits the Big Time
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Songbird, music player that wants to do everything, loses CEO — Songbird , the San Francisco company offering a free Web tool to discover, play and manage music across any device, is looking for a new CEO as it focuses on making money. — Robert Lord, who founded the company …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Is Hulu Driving People Back to Piracy? — Hulu caused quite a stir this week when, at the request of rights holders, it shut down Boxee's access to its streaming video platform. While many discussed the business implications of this move, some are ready to do more than just talk about it.
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: Understudy Puts Hulu and Netflix in Front Row
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Twitter's ‘suggested users’ get mammoth boost from new feature [UPDATED] — A sampling of Twitter's “suggested users.” — Some high-profile Twitter accounts have been seeing astronomical jumps in the number of users subscribing to their profile updates — tens of thousands of new followers, in some cases.
Discussion: TechRadar.com, broadstuff and digg.com, Thanks:atul
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com: Twitter's ‘suggested follows’ draw criticism
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: A TWITTER BUSINESS MODEL - SELLING AUDIENCES?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook “Error Check System” Application Still Runs Rampant (Updated) — This morning I've received at least 10 emails from people about misleading notifications that they received from friends suggesting that their friends “faced some errors” while viewing a user's profile.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Nevada bill would outlaw RFID security research, EFF says — A proposed bill in the Nevada State Legislature would make it a crime to do legitimate research on security weaknesses in Radio Frequency Identification, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said on Friday.
Discussion: The Register and leg.state.nv.us
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
“Hurricane Carol” Bartz Could Announce a Major Yahoo Management Reorg Next Week — Several sources inside and outside Yahoo told BoomTown that new Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz could be ready to announce a major reorganization of its management structure as early as next week, most likely on Wednesday.
Discussion: Coop's Corner, Reuters, Silicon Alley Insider and broadstuff
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner: This week's Bartzometer: Sales vs. engineering
Ben Klayman / Reuters: Yahoo may reveal management revamp next week: report
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Bartz Blows Into Town, Change Comes To Yahoo
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: DOES IT TAKE A HURRICANE TO SHIFT PEANUT BUTTER?