mybroadband.co.za: In June Microsoft will release a final version of its Office 2010 productivity suite. Naturally many users will upgrade, at substantial cost, to the latest version of the popular Office suite, but for those not so eager to hand over their money to Microsoft there are still many great alternatives. And they are free.
theregister.co.uk: A petition to stop Oracle taking over MySQL has garnered support from more than 15,000 people, after Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius launched his last gasp web campaign in December.
ghacks.net: I work with Quickbooks Point of Sale which is considered, by most, to be the de facto standard of Point of Sale systems. But for those clients that don’t have the budget to afford such a system, I have to turn to other choices. Those who need a simpler inventory/POS system, and want this system to run on the Linux operating system, what is the best option? One choice is LemonPOS.
kmandla.wordpress: I’ve already pointed out a few note-taking, organizer-type applications — hnb is my favorite, probably followed by vimwiki; but that’s certainly not the end of the list. You’ll need a list, just to keep track of all the programs you can use to make lists.
h-online.com: A rule in SpamAssassin is scoring email sent in 2010 as "grossly in the future" increasing the chances of false positives. A fix has been pushed into the update channel.
makeuseof.com: LilyPond is a very special application. You see, LilyPond doesn’t have a GUI – Graphical User Interface. In other words, it’s completely text-based. Please stop screaming, and allow me to explain.
ghacks.net: I’ve used a lot of music players over the years. Pretty much they all take the same tact on organizing your music – you have a library and you have playlists. Pretty cut and dry. But today I came across a music player, Aqualung, that went about things a bit differently.
linux.gauravlive.com: Everytime one installs a new operating system there are some tasks needed to be performed before one can start using the system. There are many task which one should do after a fresh install like disabling unwanted services, customizing settings etc but here we would talk about the most important task – Installing essentials.
omgubuntu.co.uk: Songbrid has gained video playback capabilities in the beta for forthcoming 1.5.0 release "Led Zepplin".
Also: Opera 10.5 Released for Linux, Is Faster Than Chrome!
larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: MySQL gets a name change: LarrySQL. OpenSUSE changes reptiles: The GEICO gecko. Linux Mint goes upscale: Linux Merlot.