Tuesday, 18 September 2012


The MeeGo project provides a Linux-based, open source software platform for the next generation of computing devices. The MeeGo software platform is designed to give developers the broadest range of device segments to target for their applications, including netbooks, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, tablets and more – all using a uniform set of APIs based on Qt. For consumers, MeeGo will offer innovative application experiences that they can take from device to device.
The MeeGo project is hosted by The Linux Foundation.

2 useful open source tools for windows

People think that working with open source is usually for computer addicts who dont want anything simpler in their life. There is definitely a feeling that open source is difficult to follow and is not for everyone. Well, this article is going to prove it wrong by mentioning 5 usefull open source tools for windows other than openoffice or firefox which you already know about. 
Anyone having basic knowledge of computers can use these.

1. Rainmeter.

Rainmeter displays customizable skins, like memory and battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts, right on your desktop. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. Rainmeter is at once an application and a toolkit. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.
Rainmeter is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU GPL v2 license.


GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.
Featured Highlights: 
Double-Entry Accounting
Stock/Bond/Mutual Fund Accounts
Small-Business Accounting
Reports, Graphs
QIF/OFX/HBCI Import, Transaction Matching
Scheduled Transactions
Financial Calculations


Saturday, 15 September 2012

ANDROID - Open Source.

Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, developed by Google. Android was initially developed by Android Inc, whom Google financially backed and later purchased in 2005. Google releases the Android code as open-source, under the Apache License. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android. Android became the world's leading smartphone platform at the end of 2010. For the first quarter of 2012, Android had a 59% smartphone market share worldwide. As of third quarter 2012, there were 480 million devices activated and 1.3 million activations per day.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012