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Submission + - Running Linux On Your Android Phone ( 1

markfeffer writes: "In a post about running Linux on Android, Rob Reilly says setting everything up is pretty straightforward once you know your way around. (He uses LinuxonAndroid and the Complete Linux Installer app.) You’ll need a rooted phone but even a first generation Samsung Galaxy S with Android firmware 2.2 will run Ubuntu 12.04 without problems. He says everything becomes fairly responsive and lets him flip back and forth between the command line and the Android desktop. Now he’s looking for easy ways to root his Transformer Prime so he can program Arduinos using the native Linux IDE."

Submission + - Layoffs Hit Hardware Companies the Hardest (

markfeffer writes: "The tech unemployment rate’s in pretty good shape – considering – but we’re still getting pummeled by layoffs. It’s people at hardware companies who are taking the brunt of things, just as they have for the last ten years. Of course, technology companies often lay off in one place while they hire in another, but that's not a lot of comfort to those getting the pink slips."

Submission + - Tech Workforce Slams Microsoft's H-1B Proposal (

markfeffer writes: "The other day, we posted this story: "Microsoft wants to increase the number of H-1B visas by 20,000, bringing the total up to about 105,000 a year, and to raise the cost to about $10,000 a head from $2,800. The new proposed visas would go solely to STEM workers. Under Microsoft’s plan, the higher fees would produce $5 billion to be invested in U.S. STEM education over the next 10 years.

The company is also urging Congress to take advantage of 20,000 unused green card visas each year, and reallocate them to workers with science and technology skills."

Businesses like the idea. Tech workers really, really hate it."


Submission + - Google Stock Down 10% (

An anonymous reader writes: Google Stock took a sudden hit of 10% due to an unintentional SEC filing. Is our economy going down further? Where do I hide my money now?

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