David Meyer

Freelance reporter

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both the fixed and wireless varieties, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices. He is based in Berlin.

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Linux should use less power and go green

Linux should use less power and go green

At a summit in Canada next week, Linux developers will meet to discuss ways of improving Linux's power management capabilities.The Green Linux initiative is being organised by the Linux Foundation, which was formed earlier this year by a merger of the Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group.

June 19, 2007 by in Dell

Dell pressured to extend Ubuntu PCs outside US

Dell pressured to extend Ubuntu PCs outside US

Dell may be forced to sell PCs pre-loaded with Linux distribution Ubuntu internationaly after more than 20,000 people signed a petition on the company's user forum.In late May, the computer manufacturer started selling three models pre-loaded with the Ubuntu Linux distribution, but only in the US.

June 18, 2007 by in Dell

Intel, Dell hold off on internal rollout of Vista

Intel, Dell hold off on internal rollout of Vista

Intel will roll out Vista internally only once the first service pack of the operating system has been released, and Dell is likely to do the same. Speaking to ZDNet UK at a Dell event in Paris on Thursday, Intel Europe's director of IT, Martin Mueller, said that the company's Vista deployment would commence in the second half of 2007, once Centrino Pro computers -- incorporating the next-generation Santa Rosa platform -- have become widely available.

May 6, 2007 by in Dell