Microsoft has finally released the pricing structure for Windows 7. The good news is that the new version of Windows will be a bit cheaper than the equivalent version of Windows Vista. The bad news is that since I am now used to receiving Ubuntu for free this made me realize that a Windows 7 license is in fact f*cking expensive!Read more »
Stellarium is a great piece of software that works on several different computer platforms. If you are interested in astronomy or would like to teach your children about it than give it a try.Read more »
Microsoft Windows is running on 90% of computers around the globe. This should alarm people and the government. Such a monopoly stifles innovation and competition. We need to start using alternatives that are available.Read more »
These days there's lots of talk of the economy and cost cutting. It always surprises me that in one area of life there's an excellent free option and so few people are trying it?Read more »
"Python Jamendo Audio" or Pyjama is a python / GTK audio streaming application, which is thought to bring the free Jamendo - music on your PC. You can browse through artists and albums, mark your favorite songs and create playlists.Read more »
Most of you, if following the latest development on Launchpad project area, might be aware of the big changes with Open ERP Web Client. We migrated the web client to CherryPy3 droping the TurboGears completely and migrated Kid templates by faster Mako templates as a major step to make the Web Client much more faster and easier to deploy.
Richard Stallman once wrote that the point about free software is it is "free as in freedom, not free as in beer", meaning that people should be at liberty to do as they pleased with software, rather than subscribe to its restrictive licences.Read more »
I screwed up my Ubuntu desktop. I accidentally deleted the panels and the icons on my Ubuntu desktop. The whole desktop is messed up, I can't figure out how to restore it?
After googling around, I found a solution how to fix this mess. To restore the Desktop settings, just run these command in the console:Read more »
Ubuntu is a popular and widely used Linux distribution today. Ubuntu is simple, easy to use, and user-friendly. Its my personal favorite GNU/Linux distribution. Ubuntu is the best alternative to Windows operating system. If you consider switching from Windows to GNU/Linux, I would personally recommend Ubuntu.Read more »
Here's a question I get all the time: how big is the free economy? That's harder to answer than you might think, for both definition and measurement reasons. But here's a first pass at doing it anyway.Read more »
Free/Iliad is a French Internet provider with a whooping €1B in revenues. Its founder Xavier Niel boasts being a very profitable business with all salaries representing only a few percents of Free’s revenues: a performance that might be better explained by the amount of open source leveraged by their massive infrastructure.Read more »