Project Sputnik: Exploratory pilot to develop an Ubuntu-based developer laptop

Last Updated on Saturday, 7 July 2012 10:44 Written by blaga Saturday, 7 July 2012 10:44

Made possible by an internal innovation fund, project Sputnik is a 6 month effort to explore the possibility of creating an open source laptop targeted directly at developers.  It is based on Ubuntu 12.04 and Dell’sXPS13 laptop.

To put it in context, Sputnik is part of an effort by Dell to better understand and serve the needs of developers in Web companies.  We want to finds ways to make the developer experience as powerful and simple as possible.  And what better way to do that than beginning with a laptop that is both highly mobile and extremely stylish, running the 12.04 LTS release of Ubuntu.

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99$ Unlocked dell Streak 5

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 March 2011 09:59 Written by blaga Saturday, 19 March 2011 09:52

Buy one Dell notebook or desktop PC priced at over $699 and you can add an unlocked Streak 5 to your cart for an additional


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Hotmail now supports push email, calendar, and contacts with Exchange ActiveSync

Last Updated on Monday, 30 August 2010 10:03 Written by blaga Monday, 30 August 2010 10:03

Hotmail is making it easier for you to stay up-to-date and be productive on your phone. Starting today, you can get your email, calendar, and contacts pushed automatically to your phone using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS). EAS keeps everything in sync between your phone and Hotmail, so whatever you do on your phone, like delete an email, add an appointment, or update one of your contacts with a new number, will also be reflected on the web, and vice-versa. If you use an email client on your PC that already syncs with Hotmail, like Outlook with the Outlook Connector or Windows Live Mail, what you do on your phone will show up there as well, delivering a seamless experience for managing your stuff between your PC email client, your browser, and your phone.

Today, EAS is supported by over 300 million mobile devices worldwide, including some of the most popular Windows, Nokia, and Palm smartphones, as well as the iPhone and iPad. For a full list of supported devices, click here.

Setup details: I encourage you to take a look at the phone-specific setup instructions and known issues at the Windows Live Solution Center page on Active Sync setup.

Field Setting
Server / URL
Username Enter full email address, for example:
Domain Leave this blank
SSL Enable this
Certificate Accept the SSL certificate when prompted
Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks All can be enabled (see the Solution Center article for exceptions on some phones)

In the coming months, we will continue to bring out new features and capabilities based on feedback from our users, so please, stay tuned for more.

Dick Craddock
Group Program Manager
Windows Live Hotmail

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