Open Source Archives
June 08, 2007
Growing the open source footprint organically
Lately I've been getting numerous leaflets in my mailbox: Has your computer's stability become an absolute nightmare? Is your system moving at a snail's pace? Does your computer keep crashing without warning? Do you keep getting mysterious error messages that seem to appear out of nowhere? ...
May 04, 2007
Using ipod without itunes
Hundreds of people still stop by this blog each month looking for information on how to use an ipod without using itunes. Here is some updated information.
March 08, 2007
links for 2007-03-08
Free software for almost anything (tags: opensource) Why don't CIOs become CEOs? interesting question (tags: business technology) The Joy of Flying (davblog) I fly almost every week and yes...
February 17, 2007
How to set up a HP multi-function printer in Ubuntu
I've received a number of emails asking about my success with setting up the HP PhotoSmart 2575 in Ubuntu linux. To be honest, it wasn't completely intuitive (hence my inspiration to write up a summary for others here):
February 14, 2007
Migration from Photoshop to GIMP
[...] As part of my migration to Ubuntu as my primary operating system at home, I'm delighted to find that GIMP actually does pretty much everything Photoshop does - and for free. [...]
September 26, 2006
Linux compatible printers
If you're a Linux user (or a prospective linux user) shopping for gadgets, it's worth searching a bit to ensure compatibility, but more and more people are reporting the same: Linux is now supporting an enormous amount of gadgets straight out of the box. Plug and play.
August 02, 2006
Ubuntu home server setup
Almost a year ago now, I decided to transform the house's old, decommissioned Pentium 2 desktop PC into a house server of some sort.
A few eBay auctions and a bit of shopping later:
January 03, 2006
WRT54G wifi router bookmarks
The Linksys WRT54G wireless router famously Linux and there are a number of available enhancements to its firmware (the software running inside the box): [...]
Cheap-o Google PCs / 'GoogleCubes' soon to be released?
Not many companies have the bankroll and the motivation to challenge the domination of Microsoft in the home and office PC market. Mac keeps trying, Sun as well, but when it comes to $$, perhaps Google is the best placed of them all to enter the home gadgetry market? [...]
November 28, 2005
Freeware FTP server
Looks like freeFTPd is the tool of choice for Windows users wishing to selectively allow stfp access to their servers. [...]
September 05, 2005
World Summit on Free Information Infrastructures, London
On the first weekend of October (1st and 2nd) the World Summit on Free Information Infrastructures is taking place in London.
April 08, 2005
Apple nicking bloggers' code snippets?
Whoa. Check this out: Norwegian blogger Arve published funky CSS tutorials, Apple picks up and includes in their software distributions, Arve discovers and does not get anywhere: [...]
March 08, 2005
'Extranet' planning/communication tools
I came aross BaseCamp today - it's an online planning / milestone / communication tool for projects across companies, teams etc. Very neat. However - are there alternatives in the open source world that can be run on own servers instead of having to subscribe to a managed service?
February 15, 2005
Good news: Google is apparently considering making available some servers and unlimited bandwidth for Wikipedia/WikiMedia [...]
November 09, 2004
Firefox 1.0 is here
Firefox 1.0 full version has been released. Firefox is a FREE, fully fledged competitor to Internet Explorer. With many very powerful features, including tabbed browsing, protection against spyware, plugins giving the ability to block unwanted advertising etc, it's currently the best thing available for internet power users and beginners alike. Go get it today!
November 01, 2004
Open source e-voting
Why is it so hard to get e-voting right? (loads of links attached)
October 25, 2004
Firefox 'remember tabs'-feature?
A friend of mine is testing Firefox alongside his current favourite, Opera, and is looking for a feature to remember which tabs were open when Firefox last closed. Does it exist?
August 13, 2004
What is ''open''?
''the definition of open that matters most is the one experienced by a customer or end user - "openness" is defined by the ease with which a customer can substitute one product for another. If you love a product, but the vendor providing it triples its prices, how easily can you move from that product to a competitive product?''
June 16, 2004
Bergen Loves Linux
Norway's second city embraces Linux
June 03, 2004
Open Source Intelligence
'' [...] A large number of us, well enough organized, with good enough tools, could perpetually be better informed and more collectively intelligent than any government agency. [...] ''
June 30, 2003
The TVBrick Revolution
Imagine you could buy a cheap set-top box that would instantly convert any TV signal to a streaming video transmission. Imagine your mate overseas ''beaming'' any TV channel you miss from home and that's unavailable via satellite. Imagine the ''Napster'' of TV Broadcasting. The future is here!
April 30, 2003
Sun gives StarOffice 6.0 to 2 100 000 Swedish pupils
This deal saves the Swedish government 73.3 million US$ compared to if they had purchased ''the other choice in office software''...
March 20, 2003
On copyright and open source
TrainedMonkey wrote: ''oh, how i long for the source code to alpha centauri to be opened up. i'd love to tinker under that hood. i think it is extremely unlikely it would ever happen, of course. we in the computer industry are willing to let software die in order to guarantee no lasting classics are created. shakespeare was a fool.''