I have a laptop that Microsoft should have never approved for vista it wheezes and struggles under vista and is close to useless. I was wanted to install some open operating system and use it basically as a netbook. What options do I have and how do I go about it?
Anyone have tips on upgrading JBoss 4.2 to 5.1? [more inside]
Are there any blogs about open-source hardware/software products? [more inside]
Anyone know of a middle school within driving distance of Fairfield County, CT that operates with open classrooms?
Boyfriend has fat fetish and monogamy issues. How to deal with it? [more inside]
We're looking for something like Hot or Not for project proposals. Instead of displaying a photo it will display info about the project and allow users to log in and rate projects. The system will keep track of overall ratings and rankings for projects in various ways and allow us to easily export the final results. [more inside]
If I strap a suitcase to my chest so that it's open, almost like one of those trays that an old-style 'cigarette girl' has, and walk on the street downtown, selling little odds and ends, is it legal? [more inside]
Which online course should I take next? What are the best free courses you've taken online? [more inside]
[relationshipfilter] Suggestions on working within an open relationship (not including, get out of it)?
Offer me suggestions on my open relationship. I believe in it - but still feel a little weird about it. [more inside]
My downstairs neighbor has given me permission to connect to her open wireless network. The network looks unsecured, doesn't ask for a password, just tells me "unable to connect," except once when it seemed to connect but told me I had a weak or limited connection. The signal is strong. [more inside]
What's a good Windows XP open source/freeware sound recorder that is easy for someone with vision deficits to use? Suggestions for a microphone also welcome. Details and... [more inside]
Thinking of opening up a bagel store in a town nearby where there are no bagel stores. Looking for tips, suggestions, advice, and name ideas! [more inside]
Can I download only OpenOffice Writer? [more inside]
How can I create an online HTML form poll, preferably for free, wherein the list of multiple choices can grow when users decide to add to the list of choices? [more inside]
Please hope an OS X/Open Directory/Kerberos n00b -- I can't reset the directory administrator's password in OS X Server 10.4. [more inside]
I'm looking for a list or reference to press releases/news articles about large corporations or government departments that have switched to Linux as a desktop platform. For example this week it was reported that the French police have 5,000 PCs running Ubuntu. [more inside]
Seeking any way to view the contents of a (possibly corrupted) XML file. It's the database file from a Mac app that manages plain-text notes. [more inside]
I'm involved in a group of small/nonprofit organizations that would like to financially support the starting of an open-source software application. While I am technically-minded, I'm not a programmer -- and I don't really know what to look for in one (hopefully to be found on MeFi jobs!). Help greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Is there such thing as an open source Kindle that uses texts from things like Project Gutenberg and the like? Perhaps after you bought the device the books would be free because they would all be out of copyright.
I have a Polycom VSX 7000 that we use for video conferencing. I'd like to capture video conference streams and publish to a web server (or youtube) for playback at a later time. (does not need to be in real time) What open source tools can I use to do this? Or can someone point me to a "how to" for this....
[relationship filter] How to manage a "break"/"open relationship"? [more inside]
I'm looking into the Open source philosophy to programming seems to be quite an intricate and somewhat confusing setup. I am wondering why so many people put their energy into developing libraries for some open source project with seemingly no direct return. [more inside]
CanadaCellphoneFilter: How can I use a Google G1 Android phone on Canada's Telus network? [more inside]
Using picasa 3 to make a movie (as per this). The rendering will take over 1 hour. How to get rid of the useless "Making Movie" tab. [more inside]
I can't unscrew my stove top Italian espresso maker! [more inside]
My company is looking to build a search engine to index our web site and I'm wondering if anyone has used any open package to do the task. Names, URLs, experience would be highly appreciated,
What content management system (CMS) does the site BNET.com use? Or, what is the currently available CMS that most closely matches the capabilities of this CMS? Bonus points to open source....
Why do they still do open outcry? It would seem that there is a more efficient way to accomplish complex trade transactions than shouting and hand signals.
I need a Wiki or CMS that has a WYSIWYG editor for a site with about a 100 static pages, sorted into categories. [more inside]
I have open return tix with EL AL which expire in two months. now the doc says i may not be able to fly... [more inside]
for anyone who has trouble hearing, seeing a movie at the theater means missing out on a lot of dialogue and piecing together the story as best they can. thankfully, many movies are now distributed with (optional) captions, and some theaters will have 1 or 2 special screenings where they show the dialogue on-screen. however for some reason, disney/pixar refuses to participate. who at disney do i need to talk to about this, to try and set things right? [more inside]
Where did the file go after it was opened from a website and edited it in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
I'm looking for universities that allow students to attend classes without enrolling.. [more inside]
Looking for your experiences with open-source accounting software. I am helping co-found a non-profit organization and need software that is free (if possible), easy to use for non-accountants, and preferably open-source. Someone recommended OSAS (Open Systems Accounting Software) and gnucash. Has anyone used these or any other programs they would recommend or not recommend?
Open source Wiki software! I'm looking to setup an open source wiki service very similar to wikipedia.org (but slightly different). However I know there is open source software available to download... [more inside]
Changing the default Open/Attach location in Windows XP? [more inside]
We're having an open house and other various viewings of our place and I was wondering what would be good 'open house' music to play? Preferably from iTunes Radio but other suggestions welcome
NerdTalkFilter : What is guy talk about anyway ? [more inside]
I'd like a spreadsheet (OpenOffice Calc) to give me the average of the numbers in a certain row that will be filled over a period of months, and I'd like the formula for the average to remain valid even as I fill it, cell by cell. How? [more inside]
OSX troubles - whenever I open or switch applications, all other open application windows disappear. How do I fix this? [more inside]
Looking for open source spreadsheet templates I can use commercially (if it comes to that) for recipes, fitness programs and the like. Why? Because my excel skills suck. [more inside]
Hi, I would like some recommendations for (preferably open source or inexpensive) web based software that I can implement for my church. Everyone takes turns bringing refreshments, playing songs, etc... and there are waaaaay too many "Who can do it on Sunday the 16th? on Sunday the 26th?" e-mails going around and it gets very confusing to keep track. [more inside]
I want to plan a long road trip by myself. I'm not sure exactly where I want to go, but I do know that I want to take some pictures, and have an adventure. [more inside]
Are there any good, open source event management software packages available? [more inside]
Is there a doodad that I can hook onto my laptop that will allow me to close it partially, but not let it close all the way? Said gadget should be easily-takeable-offable, too. [more inside]
Recommended Open-Source Desktop Email Client? [more inside]
Is there an open course codebase similar to ... Ask Metafilter? I have a fun idea for a specialized group Q and A blog, but I'm not much of a coder.
Are there any websites or online communities in which people submit their 'ideas' for public use? [more inside]
Where can I find comparisons of the time it takes for an application to become relatively mature (in feature set, and bugs) in comparison to its status as open or closed source?