[kwlug-disc] Congrats to Barry

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Tue Jan 6 11:50:53 EST 2009

Congrats to Chris and John (and any others responsible). Barry and Net
Direct are on Slashdot today:


"Now, the suits and the geeks can unite — Barry allows BlackBerrys to
serve as modems for Linux machines. From the news post, 'Barry,
created by open source software vendor Net Direct, lets you not only
sync your contacts and calendar but also use your smartphone as a
computer modem. Sure, it's not as fast as T1 or cable, but you can't
beat it if you're stuck somewhere with no Internet access. Currently,
there are packages available for Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva, and Fedora
(although syncing is not supported on Fedora 9). Most older
BlackBerrys work just fine with Barry, but the newest generation of
devices — the Storm and Bold — are not yet fully supported.'"

Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>

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