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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Open Source Skype Alternative?

A new open source project called OpenWengo, now only working on Windows (beta available for Linux and Mac OS-X), may be a big hit, and looks very promising. The Linux version seems fairly stable (but I'm using the exact system and version they recommend [Kubuntu]). Overall it seems like a great idea.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Microsoft losing it's cool with Open Source?

Recently Microsoft has been getting extremely frustrated (yes, more than usual) at Open Source. Recently Microsoft lashed out at Massachusetts IT Decision. Also, Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer went crazy on google. Here's an excerpt from Slashdot:
I'm going to f*ckng bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to f*cking kill Google.'
I doubt this will help Microsoft's already bad reputation.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Great legal ebooks!

I just wanted to offer three ebooks I really enjoyed. The first is on Asm programming. Now, you may be thinking `why would I need to know Asm?' Well you don't, but it can help you understand how computers operate a lot better and on a lower level.

Another nice eBook is Writing GNOME applications. It focuses on GTK++/GNOME (in C++) I think it's a very nice book.

The last book, you've profile heard of, it's called `Dive Into Python'. It's a great book is great for anyone who wants to learn to use python. It fairly straight forward as well as informative.

Linux kernel version 2.6.13 released!

There's an article with a lot of details on it at kernaltrap.org looks like threes some bug fixes. This can mean alot of new versions of Linux, so I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Nothing to play on Linux?

A lot of people complain that there aren't enough games on Linux. But in fact there are plenty, even some commercial games run on Linux. Many people don't want commercial games on their computer because they are loyal to Free Software or maybe just don't want to pay for it. But there are some interesting games (with graphics) for Linux. Although there are few [free] action games, Linux offers very nice strategy games. Some of these are, FreeCiv which is a Civilization type of game. NetPanzer is a nice game where the goal is the capture the most outposts, and Glob 2 another civilization type of game, but very creative. They all have multi player modes (netPanzer is multiplayer only).
These are just some of the examples, I personally recommend them all. Another short note, all these games can be found on Debian's (meaning Ubuntu's too) Package Manager.

Here are some example screenshots:

Glob 2

FreeCiv

netPanzer

Welcome to my blog!

Well, I decided to finally start a blog. I'll try to keep up with the latest news in technologies and development. Now, about me, I live in New York and going to highschool. I don't do too much development anymore but enjoy reading about it and new theories. I decided to make a blog and dedicate it to programming, Free Software, GNU, and Linux (too many links). I plan on making the blog prettier too :)