MASTER KICK game for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (incl. Asus Eee PC) released!

April 12, 2008

BELGRADE,     April     12,    2008    //    INDUSTRY    ENTERTAINMENT
(  is  proud to announce the release of new game MASTER KICK for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems.

Once, there was a table-soccer, now we have Master Kick!

There  is something new, just for you! In the crowd of excellencies of virtual  pleasures here comes Master Kick! New, bright and green, keen and  mean, table soccer like you never seen! It doesn’t wait, it bites your  guts,  it sky rocket your soccer rush! Try it casually, enjoy it continuously!  Master  Kick  for  Mac OS X, Linux and Windows from now till beyond.

Master Kick establishes new standards of arcade sports games:
–  Master  Kick gives you the full atmosphere of soccer match combined with table soccer.

– The most addictive and challenging table soccer ever.

–  Brilliant  graphics,  weather effects, including several playfields (grassy, indoor, cyber, snow), different teams dresses.

– Play it indoors, outdoors, in cyber world, on real grassy playfield, in mud, on the snow…

– Vivid sound of cheering and dynamic music.

– See how gorgeous goal you scored.

–   Available   in   English,  German,  French,  Spanish,  Portuguese,
Norwegian, Hungarian and Serbian languages.

–  Game  is  available  for  Windows,  Mac  OS  X,  Linux, Asus Eee PC computers and Windows Mobile and Palm OS devices.

And much MORE!!!

Visit  official  Master  Kick web site at for  more  details,  screen  shots,  trailers, game trial download and purchasing the game.

Asus releases source code: SlashDot comment

November 28, 2007

One comment on SlashDot tonight in respect of Asus’ release of the source code for the EEE entertained me, and, not for the first time, it struck me that, intentionally or not, Asus may well benefit from the slight delay in releasing the source code.

1. Release geek-oriented product nobody’s ever heard of
2. Make it very obvious it’s based on GNU/Linux
3. “Accidentally” screw up the GPL code release
4. Wait for Slashdot Story
5. Fix GPL code release
6. Trigger Slashdot follow-up story
5. Free advertising sells lots of product
6. Profit!

Well, the code’s out in the open now, so everyone should be happy on that front. And if Asus gets some more publicity for their Linux machine in the mean time, then, even better- the more people keen to buy a Linux notebook, the more manufacturers are likely to take notice.

Connecting to HSDPA via Internet Sharing on HTC TyTN running WM6

November 27, 2007

One of my main challenges when getting the EEE was to get it talking to my HTC TyTN smartphone via a Bluetooth dongle, so that I could have high-speed Internet access on the move. To complicate matters slightly, I have flashed my TyTN with a WM6 ROM, and I wasn’t sure whether this would be a hindrance or not… well, I seem to have struck on the right solution, as it’s certainly working for me at the moment.

I basically followed ericmoritz’ guide on, but, this didn’t work for me, so I made a slight change. The change was this:

After installing bluez-util, and running bluetooth-applet from a new terminal, I opened the Bluetooth Applet from the tray on the EEE, and set the dongle to visible and connectable mode. Having done this, I used Settings/Bluetooth on the TyTN to add the EEE as a new device, using the passcode “1234” – I found that this created a suitable partnership between the two devices.

I then closed Bluetooth-Applet (Ctrl+C in the terminal which launched it), and uninstalled it (sudo apt-get remove bluez-util)

Then, I followed the guide as written, although, it is worth noting that, before running sudo ifup bnep0, you need to have tapped “Connect” in Internet Sharing on the device, otherwise it will fail.

Hope this helps anyone struggling with the existing guide.


Installing Picasa

November 27, 2007

If you want Google’s Picasa on your EEE, here’s how 🙂

1.) Download Google’s automated installer for their repo authentication key:


2.) Run the newly-downloaded script:


3.) Update apt:

sudo apt-get update

4.) Install Picasa:

sudo apt-get install picasa

You can, of course, add Google’s key and repo name by hand, but, this seemed the easier option.

Asus to release SDK for EEE

November 27, 2007

Asus has announced that an SDK for the EEE will be made available, but there are no more details at present. It is not clear what form this SDK will take, and what languages will be required to use it, but, it represents a very positive step that Asus is keen to make the Linux version of the EEE a success, through the promotion of user-developed applications.

Asus is also pleased to announce the upcoming release of the Eee PC SDK. This will allow for the development on the Eee PC by the OpenSource community making it easy to develop, easy to port and easy to release software for the Eee PC platform. Please check back soon at for more information in the upcoming weeks. We are pleased to work with the OpenSource GNU/Linux community to extend the richness of the Eee PC beyond the standard commercial offerings.

Asus to release complete GNU GPL source for EEE

November 27, 2007

There’s some good news from Asus today, in the form of a press release on their blog:

ASUSTek is committed to meet the requirements of the GNU General Public License

The open source code for EeePC is available here. To download the source code of all open source software packages that are included in the product, follow the steps listed below.

The source code found here is complete to the best of Asus’s knowledge. If you believe any additional source code files should be provided under the applicable open source license, please contact Asus at and provide in detail the product or code module in question. Asus is committed to meeting the requirements of the open source licenses including the GNU General Public License.

There has been a fair amount of discussion in the EEE community about Asus’ position on the source code, with some suggesting that it was never going to be released. Others were more tolerant and moderate in their opinions, suggesting that it was a slight delay, but that Asus would comply shortly – it looks as if this latter group was absolutely right.

Custom designed EEE PC interface

November 25, 2007

The Custom designed EEE PC interface is a quick, easy and free way to add more life to your Eee. “Thank you for your interest in my custom designed EEE PC interface. This file is completely free, however I ask that you please not distribute it. Instead please link to this page so that interested users may download the latest version of the skin.

Currently Beta 2.0 has been released, which includes a complete design of each of the four interface themes. In the next release, a complete set of icons that coordinate with each of the themes will be released.”