As every year the North Bridge Venture Partners conduct a survey titled “Future of Open Source”. The results were presented during this years Open Source Business Conference and made available. 2009 NBVP Future of Open Source results View more presentations from bhouse.
Updates on Helpmonks, Razuna, and opinions and thoughts from the founders
Over at the Ostatic blog, there’s a post with a rundown of the things they thought were most interesting at the Open Source Business Conference that took place in San Francisco. The post is a must read for those interested in Open Source. Especially, the Presentation by Drupal Founder entitled…
I think, that there is no doubt anymore that Open Source Software has changed the world of licenses and proprietary software at all. I mean, there is no need convincing me, since we are already make our Enterprise Digital Asset Management Razuna available under a Open Source license 🙂 So,…
Jeff Han has been showing multi touch screens for many years. Very impressive and fascinating to control your own computer like that. We already see, that people love the way how the iPhone can be navigated, just imagine how it would be if the below can become mainstream.
I am a huge fan of making my life “simple” and not complicated. After all, life around us is already complicated with all that is going on, so why bother taking it home, right?
That is also one of the reasons, why I use Apple Hardware and, to some extend, Apple Software. Not that I don’t know how to work with Linux or Windows, but Apple has one thing going for them, that is “It simply works”. That is true when it comes down to their Hardware, Operating System and Phone. You could argue, that this and that feature is not there and Apple is mediocre in their feature set (thought, this is mainly true), but I think because their not overloaded with features they have less to worry about and again it boils down that “it simply works”.
In that regard, I set out the other day to get my sound and TV setup right in my house. Something which I thought will take a long time, took merely minutes to get everything up and running. I took a new Mac Mini as the center of my “Hub”, meaning I have iTunes running on it, got it connected to my Apple Airport Extreme (with 2 Airport Express devices on other levels in the house) and have my Stereo connected to another Airport Express device. Then I also hooked up the Mac Mini to my TV Set.
Did you know that Apple has a great little iPhone app that allows you to control iTunes directly from your iPhone? I didn’t and so I as totally blown away when I found this little gem of software, called “Remote“. Once installed, again it took a minute to install and setup, you can control iTunes and Apple TV right there from your iPhone.
I remember when I was invited by Apple to come over to a MacWorld keynote and I saw Steve Jobs talking on the Apple Hub idea. His vision was that Apple devices become the Hub, the center of your life. Well, I have to say that they achieved it. Well done and thank you.
Over at the TED conference this year, Evan Williams gave a 8 minutes talk on Twitter and a short history of it. He said one thing that should be of great interest for Entrepreneurs, that is that he started Twitter as a side business to their startup and that he…
My primary Linux distribution of choice is CentOS. CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by RedHat. Thus CentOS is merely speaking a copy of RedHat and provides the same stability and security. The trade off with stability and security is, that you…
Usually, I’m a happy camper with my MacOS X and with the built in applications (not that I use them a lot, but when I do I like how well they are built and “feel”). The only application I use a lot of the built in applications is Apple Mail.
Lately, Apple Mail, has been acting up a lot. As such, that when it tried to sync with my mail server it just hang up and sucked in all available CPU and my MacBook was heating up like anything. The only remedy was to Force Quit Apple Mail (if you don’t know, just press the “Apple Key (cmd) & Alt (option) & Esc and you get a handy dialog to force quit any running application).
How I got my Apple Mail running healthy again? Here are the following steps I did;
- Repair Permissions
Actually, repairing permission should be done at least once a month. It just keeps your system healthy and rules out any problems. What “Repair Permissions” does, is to simply correct all permissions on files that system owns and needs to run smoothly. To repair permissions lunch the Disk Utility application, select your startup disk and click on “Repair Permissions”.
- Remove the cache files of Apple Mail
If you see a problem with syncing and updating the cache directory within Mail it could be that the cache files are corrupt. Go to your home Library folder, then to the Mail folder and remove the “DefaultCounts”, “Envelope Index” and the “LSMMap” files. Some have reported that removing the “MessageUidsAlreadyDownloaded3” as well. So you will have to experiment a bit.
The next time you start up Apple Mail it should ask you to reimport all messages and it will rebuilt the index. Hopefully, you are back up and all is well.
The fifth major revision of the HTML markup language (HTML5) brings some real power to web applications and will close the bridge for Online/Offline application. As an example, Google has just showcased how they would leverage the power of HTML5 with the integrated database and Caching with the use of…
The other day I posted about “Exchange, Kerio, Zimbra and Google or the Quest for the perfect Collaboration Tool“. In that post, one of the main goals was how to keep all your eMails & Calendar entries up to date on different devices. Today, I want to share my experience…
Since I got myself a new iPhone this week, I thought of posting my experience here, especially since I used to work with a Blackberry the last 2 years. But before I am going to post them here, this post over at the CNN Fortune site caught my eye:
Wow, that’s a very high number for a phone that has only been on the market for a short time. Especially, when you look at the competition that consists of Microsoft with their Windows Mobile (Version 6 is really not that bad), Blackberry (I love(d) my BlackBerry Curve) and Nokia (I had a couple of those).
In any case, it is no wonder that the iPhone passes the competition. If you ever had the joy to look at a iPhone and use one, you can quickly see why this is so. Only the experience of the eMail client and let alone the browsing experience on the iPhone are way ahead of any other device.
Anyhow, I will post a my iPhone experiences in a later blog post.
My favorite virtual machine provider, just released an update to it already perfect application. The new version brings the capability to import virtual machines that you might have created with Paralells 4.x. See the video below how easy it is. Also, they apparently fixed a bug with the Shared Folders…