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Chandler, an open-source personal information manager (PIM), has reached its first public release milestone, version 0.6, and is now available for download. Chandler aims to do for PIMs and calendaring applications what Firefox did for web browsers. Available for Windows, OSX and Linux, the application binary is a 60 MB download.
For the most part I´m a Microsoft fan. But a while back I made a switch. And for me, that´s a big deal. I changed my "default browser" from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox. So, why did I change?
There are some issues with the new Thunderbird 1.5.
The most important: Uninstall your old versions of Thunderbird before running the installer for 1.5.
The Apache Software Foundation's Geronimo project team has released the much-anticipated Geronimo 1.0 Java application server.
Mozilla Corp. today announced the launch of Thunderbird 1.5, the latest version of its full-featured email client, available now as a free download at www.getthunderbird.com.
Back in November, VMware released version 5.5 of their Workstation virtual machine product. Overall it's not a big improvement over version 5.0, but might be just the right "next step up" for those still on Workstation 4.x.
The Mono open-source development platform based on .Net will be in the next version of the Fedora core Linux distribution. Fedora Core is a Linux distribution derived from Red Hat Linux and developed by the Fedora Project, which is sponsored by Red Hat.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) yesterday announced the addition of Gnash, the GNU Flash movie player and Firefox plugin, licensed under the GNU General Public Licence (GNU GPL).
The developers at XGI released a new version of their drivers for Linux. Version 1.04.13 supports kernel 2.4 and 2.6 aswell as hardware accelerated OpenGL 1.3
It's been 20 years or more since I wrote my first few hundred lines of code in C, so it's about time I learned a more modern language, maybe something object oriented. But what?
A new technology on the horizon could confound the RIAA and drag Firefox into the top browser position along with it. It just has to be open source to cause this much trouble.
While software as a service and open source gain more traction in 2006, large software companies will have to adapt and change.
Not to pick on MySQL or anything, but does it really makes sense to compare it to the light versions of proprietary databases? I thought not, but MySQL users say I'm all wet.
A plethora of free open source web applications exist today. Regardless of the specific circumstances of the need these applications can quite often prove to be a valuable resource.
Linus Torvalds says you should use KDE. Is he right? At long last, the Free Agent's answer to the question: KDE or Gnome?
So, KDE or Gnome? Not a stupid question--but in my mind, kind of a silly one.