Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

AOL Goes Open Source

The most old-school Web media brand is set to embrace an open source, Web 2.0 approach in a major way.

AOL -- previously famous for its 'walled garden' philosophy aimed at keeping visitors within the portal's confines using AOL-only tools -- is slated to unveil a redesigned home page today that allows users to integrate various social networking profiles on AOL.com.

Officials said that on the new version of the site, users would be able to access information from their Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Twitter accounts all in one place. They'll also be able to post status updates and upload content to their various profiles without having to leave AOL.

More Here

Also: AOL.com opens its home page, but does anyone care?




Term Abuse

It's nothing to do with open source. AOL should be ashamed of itself for misusing and diluting terms that used to mean something.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

8 open-source holiday gifts

The holiday season is in full swing and you may still have a few people to check off your gift-giving list. If you're at a loss for what to buy the open-source-focused engineer or maker in your life, take a gander at these 8 open-source gifts. Read more

Red Hat Chief Jim Whitehurst: Open Source Is Spurring Innovation

Customers around the world are changing their perceptions about open-source technology, making it more mainstream, and open source is driving innovation at enterprise and cloud services giant Red Hat (RHT) , according to its president and chief executive Jim Whitehurst. Red Hat, the world's largest provider of open-source solutions, reported fiscal third-quarter results Thursday that topped Wall Street's revenue and profit estimates, sending its shares up more than 9% in after-hours trading. In an interview after earnings were released, Whitehurst discussed Red Hat's performance and outlined how the company plans to stay ahead of the competition in its core markets. Read more Also: Red Hat CEO: Cybersecurity is a major problem

Samsung working on another Tizen based Smart Camera – NX500

Samsung has had a busy year with Tizen and not only in with Smart watches. Following the release of the first Tizen Smart Camera, the Samsung NX-300M, we have had the NX Mini, NX 30 and recently the NX1. Read more

The Best Linux Tools for Teachers and Students

Linux is a platform ready for everyone. If you have a niche, Linux is ready to meet or exceed the needs of said niche. One such niche is education. If you are a teacher or a student, Linux is ready to help you navigate the waters of nearly any level of the educational system. From study aids, to writing papers, to managing classes, to running an entire institution, Linux has you covered. If you’re unsure how, let me introduce you to a few tools Linux has at the ready. Some of these tools require little to no learning curve, whereas others require a full blown system administrator to install, setup, and manage. We’ll start with the simple and make our way to the complex. Read more