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Moving to Mac OS X

I’ve been a long time Linux user. But recently I’ve started transitioning to the Mac OSX operating system mainly because I have to create mobile apps for the iPhone mobile platform. The move was actually smooth since Mac OSX is just another flavor of the Unix operating system. Most of the software I’ve been using on my Ubuntu computer actually runs on Mac OSX. I’ve decided to write a post about my fresh experiences as being a new Mac user.

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Bought an Android powered Samsung Spica

I’ve finally decided on buying a mobile phone based on the Android open mobile platform. There are currently two mobile phone manufacturers that offer Android based mobile phone in the Philippines (Samsung and HTC). I bought the Samsung GT-I5700 aka Galaxy Spica from a local cellphone store. Besides the big price difference (more than twice) between the Samsung Spica and the HTC Hero, the Samsung Spica uses a much faster 800Mhz CPU.

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Samsung and HTC Android mobile phones are in the Philippines

The Android open mobile platform initiated by Google is one very exciting mobile operating system that I have been following. Mainly because it’s open source and the operating system core is based on Linux. I’ve recently gone to different mobile phone shops in the Philippines to check out whether Android based mobile phones are starting to appear at the shops. After my trips, I’m a bit happy and sad from what I have found. Here’s why.

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