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Wednesday: November 25, 2009

Microsoft decides to make .NET micro framework free and open source.Microsoft decides to make .NET micro framework free and open source.

The gift to the open source community, however, does come with some strings attached -- or, rather, removed from the gift wrapping. Microsoft reduced some of the framework's functionality in making the Software Developer's Kit open source

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:52 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | framework | dotnet | programming | opensource | community | functionality |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.

The OS takes just seven seconds to boot up (at least this version does anyway). There is also some footage of the user interface as well. Still want more? There is some additional information along with a concept video over on Google's official blog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:42 PM | Tags (11) | boot | chrome | google | interface | opensource | operating | os | speed | system | techcrunch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to compile software from source code.A handy tutorial on how to compile software from source code.

...thanks to the popularity of open-source software, where the source code is available for one and all to read and enjoy, the impetus has been put on the end-user to compile their own code if they want to use the software.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:57 AM | Tags (15) | applications | apps | code | compile | development | linux | macosx | opensource | programming | software | source | systems | tutorial | windows | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.

'Defect density' has dropped 16 percent during the past three years among the projects scanned through the site and some 11,200 defects have been eliminated, according to Coverity's latest report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:54 PM | Tags (9) | study | errors | flaws | bugs | mistakes | opensource | coding | programming | itnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Wikipedia pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone application.Wikipedia pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone application.

The Wikipedia application for iPhones is an open-source, first version that the foundation hopes to incrementally upgrade with input from software savants worldwide, according to Walsh.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:56 AM | Tags (6) | app | apple | application | iphone | opensource | wikipedia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

A new operating system from Google will be available in 2010.A new operating system from Google will be available in 2010.

Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We're designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:46 AM | Tags (4) | chrome | google | opensource | os |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Twenty-five open source Mac apps that will boost your productivity.Twenty-five open source Mac apps that will boost your productivity.

Haven't heard of a few of these. I'll give them a whirl and report on my findings later this week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:10 PM | Tags (6) | productivity | mac | apple | apps | opensource | boost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Anti-database movement forges ahead.Anti-database movement forges ahead.

The movement's chief champions are Web and Java developers, many of whom learned to get by at their cash-strapped startups by building their own data storage solutions, emulating those being built by Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., and which they subsequently released as open source.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:06 PM | Tags (5) | custom | database | movement | opensource | sql |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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