Help me avoid Microsoft. I need a simple database programme, is there a good cheap alternative to MS Access out there? Can anyone recommend OOo base? [more inside]
posted by Touchstone
on Jan 28, 2007 -
I've just received a fairly generous grant to create a clearinghouse for open source multi-media applications. What should I be thinking about now? [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet
on Nov 27, 2006 -
Federal employee health benefit open season started today. I'm overwhelmed with the choices! [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo
on Nov 13, 2006 -
I need to set up a community site that also has a Digg-like community news section, and am trying to find open source packages that will do the job. I looked at Pligg, but am wary of using it (reasons inside). I wonder if Drupal will work. Can you folks shed some light? [more inside]
posted by madman
on Nov 7, 2006 -
I want to introduce a group of students to how open source software is localized (translated). What I am looking for is some software (preferebly cross platform) which uses text/po/mo files to store the text strings for each language. [more inside]
posted by eatmytag
on Oct 4, 2006 -
Are there any polished open-source typing tests, either for Windows, or as a web app?
posted by Jairus
on Jan 31, 2006 -
Defensive patents for free and open source software: can I bind a specific type of license with a patent ? [more inside]
posted by a007r
on Jan 11, 2006 -
Open Source Software developers, how did you initially start working on open source software projects? [more inside]
posted by jsonic
on Nov 15, 2005 -
Can anybody recommend an open source 'external' site monitoring utility for *nix? By external, I mean the tool should sit on a server that's separate to the one the site being monitored is sitting on. The tool should make regular requests to the monitored site and should send an alert if the page is not returned within a specified time.
posted by jedro
on Sep 8, 2005 -
Simple (I hope) question: I'm thinking that in the next year I might buy a Mac. I'm also interested in Linux, though, and I've thought about buying a "white box" PC to run Linux and open-source apps. I don't really understand the relationship between OSX and 'nixes all that well. Does OSX run Linux-type programs too? (TIA)
posted by alumshubby
on Aug 21, 2005 -
How many programmers are capable of contributing to Linux? Of those, how many have contributed, since Linux began?
posted by Tlogmer
on Jul 26, 2005 -
Does there exist a quality open-source CMS that is designed specifically to be used as a job board? [more inside]
posted by Jairus
on Jun 21, 2005 -
Anyone know of any good books, plays, or other material about Suzanne Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau
, a.k.a. "Mademoiselle Nation"? She was an eleven-year-old girl adopted by the French revolutionaries after her father's murder by a royalist. Her portrait by Jacques-Louis David
is currently on display at the Getty in Los Angeles, and as the book blog Romancing the Tome says
the story of her life would make for excellent reading. Surely she's found her way into print by now?
posted by Asparagirl
on Mar 18, 2005 -
I have an LG 6000 cell phone, and I want to be able to answer it while riding on my bicycle, but not have to fumble to open it. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan
on Mar 17, 2005 -
Is there any reliable, secure, open source and/or freeware online store software that supports digital downloads? If so, any that allow the site adminstrator to do nifty stuff like set a time limit on how long after paying users can download?
posted by eustacescrubb
on Feb 23, 2005 -
I need a package to facilitate collaboration among a group of people spread across the Internet/globe. Ideally it would track staff, projects, to-do lists and contacts. Open source (PHP/mySQL) would be ideal. Any suggestions?
posted by Leonard
on Nov 4, 2004 -
Two XP questions in a row! Does anybody know how to remove the "Windows cannot open this file" dialog box that offers a web service? I'd like this to act like it did in previous versions of Windows, just going directly to the "Choose the program you want to use to open this file" dialog. Google has failed me.
posted by ajpresto
on Jun 5, 2004 -
A method of determining the opened/closed status of my garage door [More inside] [more inside]
posted by smcniven
on May 7, 2004 -
Some of the answers I got to this post
made me think about developing cheap, easy-to-use interactive Intranets for various corporate clients (a la this
), based on opensource CMS and/or blogware, thus eliminating licensing fees and saving a bundle on programming costs / time. I am looking for advice on what application to use. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by signal
on Jan 30, 2004 -
My laptop has taken to switching itself off at random intervals, but only at my parents or in-laws houses. The general consensus is that these houses are hotter than my own and it may be just enough to upset my system.
Can anyone recommend a good freeware (pref OpenSource) program to check up on the internal temperatures of the system? I'm running WinXP.
posted by twine42
on Jan 21, 2004 -