Tag Archives : Open Source

Smartphone comparison


iPhone 3GS ? Motorola Droid ? Palm Pre ? HTC Touch ? For those of you who are quite unable to make your mind on which Smartphone to go for, here's a detailed chart listing the features and cost for the top Smartphones currently in the market. Thanks to Bill Shrink for producing this chart It is interesting to see…

Android 2.0 : The Eclair Release


With Verizon's Droid all slated for a release next month, it will be releases with the latest Android Release, "Eclair". Going with their tradition of  naming their major Release after pastries, Android 2.0 seems to be feature filled. Some of the interesting features I feel are as follows : Microsoft Exchange support Digital Zoom and In-build Flash support in the…

What motivates Open source contribution ?


This post is in response to a notion I encountered more than once, by different people (blogs) at difference times. The argument here is : as more and more people start losing their jobs due to the Financial turmoil thats taking place in the world today, the number of open source contributions will increase since people will have more FREE…

Second Ubuntu Developer Week announced


The Ubuntu Developer Week is designed to give you an overview of what ’s going on in the Ubuntu Developer world. Speak to the developers, learn, ask questions and finally realise “It’s true, I *can* make a difference by helping out here." read more | digg story

eLearning Open Source


OpenVarsity is an initiative for eLearning, or learning with online tutorials, Open Source and Free Software technologies. As soon as I saw the first prototype of it's course I was convinced that this would be a great way for newbie enthusiasts to get their hands dirty. I have already emailed Naveen from OpenVarsity, pledging my full support and being available…

Nokia buys Symbian


On 24th June, Nokia made it's plans clear to buy the remaining 40% in the leader in mobile OS, Symbian. Since, Nokia handsets have been using Symbian's S60 (and other previous versions) OS for quite some time now, this seems like a brilliant strategic and a logical move from Nokia. But the best part is that Nokia plans to go…

Codeweavers boost Linux Migration


Codeweavers, the company which gave us the award-winning software to run MAC OS and Windows software on Linux, is giving it's full support in Lindependence '08. Lindependence '08 is a community endeavor to migrate not one, not ten, but the WHOLE TOWN of Felton, California to Linux. Oh yeah !! That's what I call mass conversions. The CrossOver suite of…

Open Source blogs


Henceforth, I shall not be posting anything related to Open Source software here. Instead, I shall continue posting on this topic as The OpenSourceDeal's official blogger. So to get all the news on Open Source software, catch my blogs at The OpenSourceDeal blog