Information: Palm Foleo (jkOnTheRun)

James Kendrick (of jkOnTheRun) got to spend Twenty minutes with Palm and Foleo, where he covered the Palm Foleo, the not-quite-a-laptop-but-sure-looks-like-one device. If you’ll recall, the Palm Foleo was introduced at the end of May (with availability sometime later this year) to much debate. It’s … Read more

Dell and Linux

Dell has started releasing details about their upcoming Linux offerings, on their site. It covers limitations (both hardware and software), as well as what peripherals will be supported/sold. Dell will be offering Ubuntu 7.04 According to Jeremy’s Blog on, they will only be … Read more

Dell and Linux

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has written an analysis for Desktop Linux about Dell’s announcement yesterday, concerning their official support for Linux on Dell notebooks and desktops. Over the next month or two, Dell will be releasing certain desktops and laptops with pre-installed Linux. Which laptops and … Read more

TrueCrypt 4.0

If you are interested in security for your laptop (and who isn’t), TrueCrypt 4.0 has been released. TrueCrypt is free/open-source encryption software for Linux and Windows 2000, XP, 2003.

Among the features:
* It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mount it as a real disk.
* It can encrypt an entire hard disk partition or a device, such as USB memory stick, floppy disk, etc.
* Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:

    1) Hidden volume (more information may be found here).
    2) No TrueCrypt volume can be identified (TrueCrypt volumes cannot be distinguished from random data).

* Encryption algorithms: AES-256, Blowfish (448-bit key), CAST5, Serpent (256-bit key), Triple DES, and Twofish (256-bit key). Supports cascading (e.g., AES-Twofish-Serpent).
* Based on Encryption for the Masses (E4M) 2.02a, which was conceived in 1997.

You can read about the changes in 4.0 here.

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