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If they can do it, I believe Filipinos can, too!

Posted by rom on February 5, 2006

News of the French police force moving to Firefox from Microsoft Internet Explorer after moving from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.org is a big win for the open source community. Can it be done in the Philippines? Of course! It only takes one Cabinet secretary to publicly declare support for open source applications over proprietary applications and I am sure that the rest will follow. The question is “who is brave enough to do it?

Government officials are being accused of favouring ICT solutions that will only guarantee that they get a chunk of the contract as well, i.e. commissions from the deal. You cannot blame people for thinking that way after decades of graft and corruption in the government. I am sure that there are honest government officials out there but are they brave enough? Now that is the question.

At least in UP, we have publicly declared support to Open Source. How about the rest? Cowards!

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Travelling light

Posted by rom on February 3, 2006

In a few weeks, I will be travelling down south for the JEDI Night party. Since I will only be spending one night there, I have decided not to bring my notebook and simply bring my iPod (for entertainment) and my digital camera.

Without my notebook, I may need to access the ‘net for email and news. I already have Cross-platform Portable Firefox on the iPod shuffle along with Portable OpenOffice.org 2.0.1. For some strange reason, however, I can’t copy Portable Adium – it spits out an error message. Apart from OpenOffice.org, all the other portable apps run on the Mac. Anything else I missed?

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Heads-up: Firefox 1.5.0.1

Posted by rom on February 2, 2006

From Mozilla.com.

Here’s what’s new in Firefox 1.5.0.1:

  • Improved stability.
  • Improved support for Mac OS X.
  • International Domain Name support for Iceland (.is) is now enabled.
  • Fixes for several memory leaks.
  • Several security enhancements.

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Speed up Firefox

Posted by rom on January 9, 2006

Yes, Firefox is one of the fastest browsers out there right now. However, if you are using Firefox on Mac OS X, you can still speed it up by using extensions. Try FasterFox and Chrome Cleaner. [sorry but you have to google ’em]

On my 15″ 1.67Ghz powerbook, clicking the Firefox icon on the Dock brings it up and that is it, not a single bounce. Cool, eh?

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Portable Firefox

Posted by rom on January 8, 2006

For those iPod Shuffle totting geeks out there (well, this actually works on any USB thumb drive hehehe), enable disk use and allocate enough space to store two copies of Firefox. Yes, two copies: one for the Mac and another for Windows. Don’t bother with Linux since it comes with Firefox by default.

Next, download Portable Firefox. This is a custom-made portable Firefox as opposed to the Windows-only version found at PortableApps.com. Install the application and customize. That is it! 🙂 You now have a cross-platform open source web browser. No need to install one on a Windows computer, if you cannot find Linux or Mac.

If you use OpenOffice.org, you can add Portable OpenOffice.org as well but it only works on Windows computers.

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Writing with Writely

Posted by rom on January 2, 2006

As I am typing this, I have two sessions running on Writely – one is a document that needs to be submitted tomorrow and another is a small Java code that I am playing with. I’d say that I am impressed! At first I thought that I will automatically dismiss it but when I found out that it supports Open Document Format, I gave it another look. 😀

Now I cannot wait to see what Google will do with OpenOffice.org. 😛

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Dugg minus 1

Posted by rom on December 13, 2005

I don’t know if it is Firefox 1.5 on Mac OS X 10.4.3 or Digg but I just dugg 2 entries and somehow, the number of diggers got reduced to zero! Hmmm…

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NASA and Firefox!

Posted by rom on December 5, 2005

I just read a blog entry stating that NASA standardizes on Firefox for their browser. This is great news and I hope that other agencies will follow soon.

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Don’t you think it is about time?

Posted by rom on December 3, 2005

Yes, Windows users, wake up! Don’t you think it is about time for you to do the switch? Ditch IE, it only makes life difficult for you. If you want a browsing experience without the paranoia of trojans, worms, viruses, spyware, adware, popups, etc., get Firefox. Although it is far from perfect, it is several eons ahead of Internet Exploder.

I challenge you – find a standards-compliant popular website (ACID2 not included) that does not render properly on Firefox and post it here.

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Another reason to get Firefox 1.5

Posted by rom on December 1, 2005

Another reason to get Firefox 1.5 is the plug-ins. Got foXpose, a Mac OS X-like Expose feature.

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