- Look at This, Mac Users! User Interfaces on the Linux Desktop Can Have Consistency!
The more extreme Mac users will go around and talk about how inconsistent Linux is and how the entire Linux community doesn’t give a hoot about consistency.
While it is true that not all applications have consistent user interfaces, due to different widget tookits, it is possible to achieve basic consistency with either one of the below methods:
1. Only use applications that use the same widget toolkit as all the other applications on your system.
2. Use something like GTK-Qt to achieve consistency with multiple widget toolkits.
- Steam Client For Linux Confirmed: Linux Libraries Appear In Left 4 Dead Demo
- Why do Windows programs suck so freaking much? (and what can they learn from Linux)
- The State Of The Tux3 File-System
- There’s something different about OpenSource people
- OSSCube Promotes OSScamp Delhi September 2008!!! India’s Biggest Open Source Unconference
- Ultra Light Startups: Open Source Content Management Systems
- FOSS: Price Is Zero, Value Is Priceless
- Crappy economy = great time for open source in schools
- Open source and the European Commission
- Tech Talk: Can’t afford Microsoft Office? No sweat …
OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write Microsoft Office files. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
- BT In Trouble Over Secret Behavioral Ad Tests
Did BT illegally test a new online advertising system on their customers without consent? That’s currently what British prosecutors are trying to determine.
BT GroupAll the fuss stems from a document that was leaked back in June which showed that BT had held a two-week test, which involved 18,000 subscribers back in September and October 2006 without them knowing.
- What might end Apple’s open source pass
Apple has replaced Microsoft as the chief foe of open source. (Picture from a student assignment sheet at Bodine High School in Pennsylvania.)
This was in part a matter of necessity. Apple had to put DRM on its iPod or it would get nothing to sell. It had to become a big advocate of the DMCA to keep its suppliers.