« Archives in December, 2007

The Open Disc

The Open Disk is a collection of high quality Open Source Software (OSS) for Windows.

Some of the software on the disc includes Firefox Thunderbird The Gimp Inkscape OpenOffice.org and VLC just to name a few

If you want to start getting your friends that run windows into the feel and the freedom of Open Source Software (OSS), I’d recommend you taking a look at and or downloading a copy of the Open Disc. This is what I done this year as part of peoples Christmas presents. 🙂

LINK: Google’s GMail security vulnerability

This article is a bit of an eye opener how criminals can get personal emails from your GMail forwarded on them and deleted from your account with out you even knowing for a while till you go to alter or add new filter(s).

What would you do if a criminal stole something very personal, and very valuable from you?

What if they were able to target your business and criple your income?

You wouldn’t be too happy now, would you?

What if you also discovered that this was happening because of a Google security infection that can affect every GMail user on the planet?

Read the full article here

Me TV in Debian (sid)

Me TV on the 25 December has been made available in the Debian sid repository, and a sync request has been put in for Ubuntu. Hopefully, if this is acted upon you’ll see Me TV in the Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy) repository soon.

LINK: Laptop Project Enlivens Peruvian Hamlet

Doubts about whether poor, rural children really can benefit from quirky little computers evaporate as quickly as the morning dew in this hilltop Andean village, where 50 primary school children got machines from the One Laptop Per Child project six months ago.

Read the full article here

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all, hope you all have a safe and a great one.

And don’t do anything I wouldn’t do and if you do, be good at it 😉

LINK: OLPC according to a 9yo

What will a child in the UK make of a laptop designed to help children in the developing world?

Read the full article here

LINK: Waugh Partners win 2007 NSW Pearcey Award

First off I like to say congratulations to you both and keep up the great work. 🙂

Sydney-based open source research and consulting firm Waugh Partners has won this year’s State Pearcey Award for Young Achievers for its work educating the ICT sector about free software.

Waugh Partners directors Pia and Jeff Waugh received the award, which for the first time was presented to two people, instead of an individual.

To read the rest of the article: http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php?id=1630780103&eid=-219