Thursday, February 24, 2005

Rockin' on without Microsoft


August 20, 2003, 4:00 AM PT, By David Becker, Staff Writer, CNET News.com

I found this link while surfing the net and this is good news. A very practical example of how Open Source Technologies can not only benefit us but also make us much more independent than the rest.

I am not against Microsoft(C) but definitely for Open Source :-)

Thursday, February 17, 2005

FileZilla


One more great open source utility for all of us.
FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.
FileZilla Server is a very reliable FTP server. And had many opportunities to use it and I found it in no way lacking either.
FileZilla will be one of the best open source application I have used and have had till now. Also was able to compare the client with some more and definitely found that it is much simpler and easier to use than many.
As for the server I had tried the Xitami FTP (cum Web Server!) before and FileZilla is a dedicated FTP server so I guess is far ahead of the latter. This too seems to have been made with a lot of thought in it. I was able to install, run, and get it going in minutes, moreover there was never any archaic detail I had to know or understand in this application to use it! (Mind you setting up a server, here FTP could be challenging!)
A screenshot of the client in action is here...

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Audacity

I found this Open Source Audio tool. Haven't got any opportunity to try it yet. If someone has can please leave a comment here. (No doubt it must be good;) )

The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Learn more about Audacity...

And download for Windows here...