Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2009«

Why free software shouldn’t depend on Mono or C# – Free Software Foundation

June 27, 2009

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Richard Stallman official position on C# and Mono: The danger is that Microsoft is probably planning to force all free C# implementations underground some day using software patents. (See http://swpat.org and http://progfree.org.) This is a serious danger, and only fools would ignore it until the day it actually happens. We need to take precautions now […]

Links for 2009-06-22

June 22, 2009

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Layar’s Augmented Reality Browser: Literally More Than Meets The Eye via TechCrunch Why Parrot is Important (Linux Magazine) via LWN.net Linux Foundation Takes Training Online (Linux Journal) via LWN.net Host Your Own Facebook With Opera Unite via Wired Top Stories Thoughts on Opera Unite (Chris Messina/FactoryCity) via Techmeme Amazon releases Kindle source code

Opera Unite security considerations

June 16, 2009

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Opera Unite is a new concept that will let you add to your Opera Internet browser some web services that you provide to other Internet users. It means that your personal computer will become a small server. Opera Unite front page says: “Take control of what you share online”, but it forgets to add “Just […]

Links for 2009-06-16

June 16, 2009

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Paradigm Works Distributes ReleaseWorks As Free, Open Source Software via Design And Reuse Socle Adopts Platform Core Compiler to Accelerate Customer SoC Design via Design And Reuse Opera Unite reinvents the Web (Opera Press Room) via Techmeme

Links for 2009-06-15

June 15, 2009

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Chris Anderson’s Counterintuitive Rules For Charging For Media Online via TechCrunch Fifteen Classic PC Design Mistakes via Slashdot Gartner: Android on ARM “more snappy” than Windows 7 on Atom via Engadget Debian Package of the Day: iotop: simple top-like I/O monitor via Planet Ubuntu

Links for 2009-06-13

June 13, 2009

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Can Bre Pettis Replicate Himself? via Boing Boing Linux multi-touch technology demo’d via LinuxDevices.com A development group at ENAC in Toulouse, France, reports that it has developed a proof of concept for adding iPhone-like multi-touch support to the Linux kernel. The group has released a video showing multi-touch effects such as resizing and rotating using […]

Links for 2009-06-10

June 10, 2009

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Introducing Google Quick Search Box (Google Mac Blog) via Techmeme Shared by Balau Well, it sorta kinda reminds me of gnome-do and ubiquity. And I like them both. We’ll see. Google Mac Blog: Introducing Google Quick Search Box —  When most people think of Google, search comes to mind – and rightly so!  Hundreds of […]

Malware Hunting

June 10, 2009

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Today my mother asked me to check her laptop: she said it disconnected often. She has a Windows XP Home SP3 old laptop. I run Avira’s Luke FileWalker to check for viruses and it doesn’t find any. Meanwhile I open task manager and sort the processes by CPU usage. A process called something like wmqoi […]

Links for 2009-06-09

June 9, 2009

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[$] Linux Kernel Design Patterns – Part 1 via LWN.net The idea of “design patterns” came from the field of Architecture, but have been used for software development, particularly object-oriented programming, for many years as well. When the visibility of these patterns is raised, so that more developers know and understand them, better quality code […]

Bookmarklet to use Gmail with a clean browser window

June 9, 2009

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I tried many ways to access Gmail with calendar functionalities: Evolution, Thunderbird+Lightning and the site mail.google.com itself, using the calendar tool in Gmail Labs. One problem with the latter option is that the browser window is clogged with the toolbar, file menu and other stuff. This simple bookmarklet will open Gmail in a new window […]

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