Archive for the 'Open Source' Category

May 08 2010

Ubuntu 10.04

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My second try of Ubuntu. This time version 10.04 LTS. Conclusion: It looks good, Installs without a problem, It functions, But, still doesn’t capture you. It is still like working with a box full of spanners and nails and other stuff from all kind of suppliers and manufacturers

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Jul 06 2008

Richard Stallman’s point of view

You must read this article by Richard Stallman on the BCC News website about Bill Gates retirement (BBC article). Richard Stallman is the founder of the Free Software Foundation and from the article you can see that he sees Microsoft as and Bill Gates as Dark Vader. I agree with his argument about the Microsoft […]

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Jun 22 2008

Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS versus Micrsoft Vista SP1 Business edition

In the past I have tried a number of Linux distributions. All those reviews ended with the feeling; “nice for a geek but I don’t think the rest of world wants to go back to the commandline and non consistent GUI’s”. Linux has gone a long way since then and now that Novell is claiming […]

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Mar 15 2008

Software upgrades!

In the last three I’ve updated some important software I use and I would like to tell you about it. I have updated: My desktop OS from Windows XP to Windows Vista, WordPress from version 2.0.11 to 2.3.3, Joomla from PHP-Nuke 7.6 to Joomla version 1.5.1. Vista upgrade. Last year in december I decided to upgrade […]

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Jan 03 2008

Long Live Closed-Source Software! | Computers | DISCOVER Magazine

Published by under Open Source,Technology

You have got to read this! [link to document] Jaron Lanier states that the open-source model will hold back radical, unique and one of a kind new designs. As an examples he uses Linux with it’s many distribution versions, the iPhone as a product and the scientific practice of doing research and publishing your result […]

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Jun 03 2006

From Mambo to Joomla

Published by under Blogs,Open Source

Recently I moved one of my sites from PHPnuke to Mambo. I did not know whether I made the right move and instead of Mambo I should have moved to Joomla as it is a split off of the Mambo CMS. The last couple of weeks I have been looking at the development around both […]

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May 28 2006

Mambo experience

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So, I finally made the decision and moved one of my websites from PHPnuke to Mambo [link]. I have all the basic functionality and kept most of the data and users from the old site. I’m pleased with it. How did I do it? First I did some research on the functionality of Mambo and […]

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Dec 05 2005

French Government Lobbied to ban Free Software

Please read this and tell me if you get it?

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Aug 16 2005

Skype killer application

I found a possible Skype killer application; Gizmo. ( Gizmo is a free VOIP application which is based on the open protocol standard SIP. Why is this important, isn’t Skype the new standard? No, Skype is the hype and nobody has bothered to look under the bonnet. Skype is a locked down box using a […]

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