LOL!! I found a hilarious Southpark clip on YouTube titled as “South Park Mac vs. PC vs. Linux”. Check it out, it’s very funnyRead more »
Whether you're looking for an alternative to expensive commercial software or just trying to get a feel for what's out there, AlternativeTo is a handy service for finding software alternatives.Read more »
fwbackups is a feature-rich user backup program that allows you to backup your documents anytime, anywhere. It is completely free to download and use without any sort of trial or restrictions. In fact, fwbackups is open-source, which means anybody can use, share it and improve it. If you would like to help develop or test fwbackups, see the developer's page.Read more »
Jeremy White the CEO of CodeWeavers announced the release of CrossOver Games 7.2.0 for Mac and Linux. Below is the message Jeremy sent to their announce mailing list.
I am happy to announce that we have now released version 7.2.0 of CrossOver Games, for both the Mac and for Linux.Read more »
Valentine’s Day was created in ancient Roman times in honor of St. Valentine, a priest who sacrificed his life for the gift of love. Today, this amorous holiday is still celebrated throughout the world by star-crossed lovers and romantics alike.
NetApplications is out with a couple of new metrics of market share for operating systems and browsers, and the news is good for open source. Topping their findings, Microsoft Windows' market share has dropped below 90 percent for the first time in its measurements. The share erosion is largely attributed to increased interest in the Mac platform, but Linux is cited as on the rise as well.Read more »
I can't fault Mark Shuttleworth for being ambitious. He wants to make Ubuntu into an operating system of choice -- one not only as good as the Mac, but better, and he wants to do it in 24 months, give or take. Dream big or die, right?Read more »
You may or may not have heard of it, but the PWN to OWN Competition is an annual competition where hackers get together to try to hack into 3 different machines: a Mac, a Linux box, and a Vista box. So far, the results have been both surprising and unsurprising as well.Read more »
Much has been said about the evils of vendor lock-in. The reality is that there are definite advantages to being a "Windows shop," particularly in terms of manageability and unified IT support.Read more »
OpenOffice 2.4.x will be the last release of OpenOffice that requires the X11 system to run on a Mac. The conversion of the OpenOffice system to a native Mac OS X application has been in progress for many years and has been hampered by occasional politics, funding and manpower issues. Users have long been waiting for a native Mac version that doesn't require X11, and now it's on the way.Read more »
This is a Novell ad where a PC user and a Mac user talk about their cool new features... we'll then there's a twistRead more »
We focus quite a lot on Linux stuff here at FOSSwire, which is fine, because it is a very important open source system, but it’s easy to forget that there are other platforms out there, and even if the platform itself isn’t open source, there are plenty of applications you can be using which are. In this post, I’m going to run through five top open source applications for Mac OS X.Read more »
NeoOffice 2.2.2 is a sharp office productivity suite similar to Microsoft Office for the Mac, and has many features which surpass it. Unlike MS Office, however, NeoOffice is open source and therefore free. Like Office, it includes a word processor called NeoOffice Writer, Calc, a spreadsheet builder, a polished presentation program, Impress, and a database program called Base.Read more »
The open-source KDE desktop environment is making the jump across platforms with broad support for Windows and Mac OS X. The core KDE desktop programs, the KOffice suite, and the Amarok music player are actively being ported.Read more »
Microsoft creates FUD as it reports that Windows Vista has logged fewer vulnerabilities in its first year than XP, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Apple Mac OS X did in their first years.Read more »