Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Roundcube Webmail

RoundCube Webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. It provides full functionality you expect from an e-mail client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation and message filters. RoundCube Webmail is written in PHP and requires the MySQL database. The user interface is fully skinnable using XHTML and CSS 2.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Simple Economics of Open Source

What motivates thousands of computer programmers-and even the companies that employ them-to share their code with the world? The growing use of so-called "open source" software may not seem, at first glance, to make much economic sense. But according to research by HBS Professor Josh Lerner and his colleague Jean Tirole, economics may actually help explain why open source works as well as it does.

The Secret of How Microsoft Stays on Top

Critics say Microsoft's incredible two-decade run at the top of the computer industry has less to do with innovation than it does with bully tactics. But new research from Harvard Business School professors Marco Iansiti and Alan MacCormack suggest a different reason: the company's ability to spot technological trends and exploit key software technologies.

The Organizational Model for Open Source

A surprising entity has emerged to protect the interests of open source software developers: the non-profit foundation. HBS professor Siobhán O'Mahony discusses this emerging organizational model.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Want to use two internet connections at the same time?

Redundant Internet Connections Using Linux

With the advent of high-speed Internet links from Internet Service Providers (ISPs), it’s easier for users to host services on their home computers. But what happens when your ISP connection goes down? An obvious solution is to have a redundant Internet connection from another ISP. To help set up a Linux host with redundant Internet connections, this article covers the following essentials:

  • Configuring the host to properly handle inbound network connections from multiple ISPs

  • Load-balancing outbound network connections

  • Configuring various services to enable redundancy

  • Configuring firewall protection using ipchains or iptable

Monday, July 04, 2005

LTSP Success Stories

LTSP is in use all over the world, and this site has some success stories from people who have deployed solutions based on it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Theory and Practice

Yet another joke which poke fun at Microsoft.
Theory is when everything is known and nothing works. Practice is when everything works and nobody knows why. At Microsoft, theory and practice are united: nothing works and nobody knows why.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Check your browser

To check if your browser has the basic support for HTML4, CSS1, PNG, and Data URLs, goto webstandards.org/act/acid2/test.html

For more information on ACID2 test for web browsers goto webstandards.org/act/acid2/guide.html

Windows Red screen of death

Are you bored an irritated by BSOD in windows? Wait until longhorn arrives. Microsoft will be introducing a very brand new feature called RSOD. Want to see the RSOD (Red screen of death).

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The assault on software giant Microsoft

"Microsoft is in its most vulnerable moment in history, just like IBM in the 1990s,"

"China, South Korea and Japan, meanwhile, have joined forces to develop an Asian flavour of Linux, to ensure they are not in thrall to Microsoft."

"I played around with it a bit, but it's just another browser, and IE [Microsoft's Internet Explorer] is better," Mr Gates told me"

"Microsoft is not an innovator or transformer right now,"..


Firefox coins celebrate success

"Although Firefox has been downloaded 50 million times, this does not necessarily mean it has the same number of individual users."
"But Firefox has clearly gained ground on IE. It has so far not had as many security problems as IE, and when there has been a problem, it has taken less time to fix because it is an open source piece of software."

Saturday, April 30, 2005

My guess worked

My guess was correct. Firefox has more than 10 percent market share. Experts says, it could reach 25% market share by next quarter. Read this news item.

Firefox cruises in Europe

Firefox is fast growing in Europe. Looking at this blog i can believe, it has a good presence in europe.

Firefox crosses 50 million

Today firefox crossed 50 million downloads, that i believe has captured around 10 percent of browser market. If it grows at this rate, i think in another year or so it will have a humble 20 percent market share.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Small-business forms using Scribus and PDF

A small business owner explains why he is using linux for document processing.

Linux+Solaris HOWTO

This document describes how to use Linux (x86) and Solaris (x86) together on one machine.

Why i hate Microsoft?

Personal burst by a guy "Why he hates Microsoft?"

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Anna University & Open Source

In The Hindu it is quoted "The first national resource centre for free and open source software will be located at Anna University, Chennai".

The idea behind this move is to make software affordable to common masses, to produce localized applications and to train students of BE and MCA with good exposure in FOSS technologies. I would request Anna University to design syllabus for science students. They are currently lacking in FOSS technologies. This is because each university decides its own syllabus. If Anna university provides a common platform to design computer science syllabus, their real wish will reach to a large extent.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Windows X Server

Do you want access Unix/Linux Desktops from Windows platform, use XManager from NetSarang Computer, Inc .


After spending weeks balancing pros and cons, Mandrakesoft has decided to change its name! Mandriva (Formerly Mandrakesoft). Why Mandriva? This new name, simple and efficient, is the synthesis of Mandrakesoft and Conectiva.