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Thursday, June 30, 2005

OSS CRM with SugarCRM

SugarCRM, available through the link below, is an Open Source Customer Relationship Management solution:

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

SSH audio with eSounD

You can forward audio over SSH using eSounD, more information available from here:

You can also forward audio to your windows box using putty and cygwin, just google for "eSounD cygwin" for more information.

Monday, June 27, 2005

K-Byte Zipit Wireless Linux

The K-Byte Zipit Wireless is a mobile Instant Message device which works over 802.11b. The device runs Linux natively, however, the version which comes pre-installed serves merely as an embedded OS for the IM features.

There is a yahoo group dedicated to the Zipit device here:

Personally I'm not really much interested in installing much more on the Zipit than an SSH client, since that will allow me access to my main PC which runs the various ncurses apps which I'm intersted in:

Calendar, CCAL:
Email, Mutt:
Instant Message, CenterICQ:
Web browsing, Links:

The only problems with the Zipit are its lack of local storage and its lack of a backlit screen. I did a search and found a possible solution for locat storage; the ASUS WL-HDD2.5. This is a 2.5" laptop hard drive enclosure which uses linux to enable it as a WiFi access point with associated Samba network file sharing. There's an open source firmware project for the WL-HDD which adds additional linux functionality, there's a picture halfway down this page:

And here's the site with the open firmware: