Archive for May, 2011
It’s been more than a week since the FTC layeth the smackdown on Dropbox, charging that the cloud-based file-sharing service hasn’t been totally honest with its customers about the degree of security it offers. At the heart of this matter is whether someone other than those authorized could access your files. Dropbox has conceded a small number of its staff have such access, but it went with the “yeah, but so do all the other service providers” defense. More >
Founded in 2006, Spiceworks develops the first free social business application that combines systems and network management software with an online community of IT professionals to help over 1 Million IT pros and 140,000 managed service providers (MSPs) simplify everything IT. More >
XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages. More >
The Wall Street Journal reported tonight that Microsoft–in what would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion.
Sources told BoomTown tonight that the deal for the online telephony giant is actually done and will be announced early tomorrow morning. More >
Stable release 0.48.1 intended for production use is available:
- Source Tarball – .gz See README to install, or CompilingInkscape for troubleshooting help.
- Source Tarball Bzip – .bz2 See README to install, or CompilingInkscape for troubleshooting help.
- Mac OS X
- Windows – installer, portable, 7zip
Download any of the above (as well as .sig files and previous releases) at the Sourceforge Downloads page, or through your distro’s update capabilities.
Please let us know about packages for other platforms or distributions, and we will add them as we receive information.
Google’s mobile platform remains at the top of the smartphone market for the second quarter in a row, while Microsoft’s latest platform barely registered.
By Ed Hansberry InformationWeek – May 05, 2011 11:27 AM
Overall, worldwide sales of smartphones hit 101 million units in the first quarter of 2011, up 83% against the same quarter in 2010. Phones running Android represented just over 35 million phones. Even though Android was the clear winner as far as platforms go, Nokia didn’t cede its number one position as the largest manufacturer. It stayed in the lead with 24% of the market, though that is down substantially from the 39% share it held last year. More >