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Archive for January, 2008

Porting KDE Applications to Windows

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• Jan 28th, 2008 • Filed under: Linux Packages, Open-Source

If you are interested in running your favourite KDE Desktop applications on the Windows platform, then get a closer look at the KDE Windows Project. This project is still in the alpha phase, and it is still difficult get some of the famous KDE applications running without an issue, but the idea behind it is […]

Apache Web Servers still under Attack

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• Jan 23rd, 2008 • Filed under: Security

If you’ve taken the big task and pain in privately hosting your website or blog on the open source web server Apache, or if your web host uses Apache, then beware of the successful attacks Apache servers have undergone in the last months. The attacks are based on botnot, event though their provenance is still […]

The WordPress Story – So Far So Good

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• Jan 23rd, 2008 • Filed under: WordPress

How Automattic, the company behind WordPress faced hard-times before becoming a huge profit maker with new investors like New York Times (that uses WordPress), and how Akismet, the wonder spam-fighting service changed not only the future of WordPress by blocking millions of spams from reaching blogs but also that of Automattic that looks forward to […]

Sun Microsystems acquires MySQL for one billion dollars

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• Jan 16th, 2008 • Filed under: Open Source Advocacy, Open-Source

Sun Microsystems confirms that it would be buying MySQL AB the firm that sells the worlds fastest growing open source database for about $ 1 billion. I’ve been using Mysql for about six years now and the idea that it is moving over sounds strange. I can hide my mix-fillings on this; anxiety and disbelief. […]

8 Web Developer Must-Have Firefox Extensions

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• Jan 16th, 2008 • Filed under: Firefox

This is what makes Mozilla Firefox special; the many extensions that help us in our daily tasks. For a Web Developer, the use of adequate tools can drastically reduce time-wasting and improve performance. Here I put together those tools that help me in my daily undertakings and that I consider the most essential of the […]