Canonical and Microsoft To Join Forces on New UI

April 1, 2012 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: FOSS, humor, linux, Ubuntu, windows 

Recognizing that the dawn of the Post PC Era is upon us, Microsoft and Canonical (the corporate sponsor behind Ubuntu Linux) have both determined that they need to make a major move to challenge Apple's iOS and Google's Android in the mobile device space. After deciding that it's best not to go it alone, Canonical and Microsoft announced today that they are forming a joint venture to develop their next generation of user interface. Read more

Shorten Your Links The Open Source Way

August 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: FOSS, HowTo 

If you're a big social networking user, you're probably familiar with link shortening services. The most popular of these are TinyURL and bit.ly. As an open source fan, you may be wondering, "where can I find a free and open source link shortener?" Read more

Re: Selling vs. Shaming

October 11, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: linux, news, opinion 

I read a post today on Zonker's blog called Selling vs. shaming. In it, the author argues that it's better to have non-free software loaded on a mostly free software system if it pleases the user, rather than have a pure free software system that doesn't meet the user's wants or needs. I couldn't agree more. Read more

Open Source Apps for Windows to Introduce Users to FOSS

August 5, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: linux, opinion, windows 

There is an article on InfoWorld today listing the author's 10 favorite FOSS applications for Windows. One of the great things about Open Source is that someone can take that source code and compile it for another platform. These free programs are a great way to spread the word about the vast world of Free Open Source Software that is available to today's computer user. As users get accustomed to using these non-proprietary programs, it becomes much easier for them to make the transition to Linux. Read more

View Ogg Videos in Firefox 3.5

June 11, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: firefox 

One of the great new features of Firefox 3.5 is the native support of the Ogg video format. If you don't know, Ogg is a Free and Open Source video format from Xiph.org. Read more