Students, teachers, and researchers around the globe have used Wikipedia to extend their understanding on just about every subject of general interest known to humans. It isn’t just the academic types. Most people refer to Wikipedia on a regular basis to answer questions, in large part due to the fact that Google loves the site… Continue reading Amazing facts about Wikipedia
Social networking, file sharing, and open source software production are all a result of the internet. The width and depth of global communication has never been larger or as easy to achieve. But how has the internet really changed society? Has it at all? There are many who would argue that internet merely gave society… Continue reading How the internet changed society
In the not-too-distant past, Macs were a relative rarity in the laptop bags of those attending open source conferences. Not so anymore. I recently had the chance to go through some download data from SourceForge for an article on the site’s blog and talk to Community Hacker Rich Bowen about what the data meant. Windows… Continue reading In the Open Source Community, the Platform Rarely Matters Anymore
Every IT person, developer, and programmer has an opinion when it comes to the various open source content management systems out there. It often comes down to functionality and ease of use, but even then the lines are often blurred and there is rarely a clear-cut victor. WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla – which is… Continue reading Open source wars: WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/19923712[/vimeo] In a sign that the creativity of people is truly unbound, a guy named Bård has designed, printed, and played a guitar that he created entirely on his own. He also is giving away the design for free. And you know what? It looks pretty sweet. Unfortunately, it won’t help anyone play the guitar… Continue reading A Guy Creates, Models, Prints, And Plays An Open Source Guitar From Scratch!
It may not be quite as pretty or compact as the iPad, but open source hardware company Liquidware is selling kits for a $400 build-it-yourself tablet utilizing the Texas Instruments single-board computer BeagleBoard. It all snaps together with relative ease, and the end result, while decidedly Frankensteinian, is sure to turn more heads than Johnny… Continue reading myPad? Build Your Own Tablet for 400 Bucks
Google has released 18 free fonts for the web in an attempt to leave the boring old fonts behind and move into the future of downloadable text-styles. In a Google I/O conference on Wednesday, the company released 18 freely usable fonts and an open-source tool, Google Font API, designed to smooth over browser issues in… Continue reading Google Releases Free Fonts and New Open Source Tool