Oracle Promoting Open Office Through Java Update

December 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: FOSS, news, windows 

This past weekend I was using a Windows XP computer and there was a notification in the system tray that said Java needed to update. I clicked the icon to go ahead with the update and to my surprise I saw a nice little ad for Open Office while the the Java update was downloading. Read more

Free vs. Proprietary and HTML5

July 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: news, opinion 

I just read a couple of articles (x264Dev and Phoronix) about the latest open source decoder for the recently open sourced VP8 codec from Google/On2. It turns out that the new ffvp8 decoder library from the FFmpeg developers is already outperforming the libvpx decoder that was released as open source by Google back in May.  Read more