Saturday, April 18, 2009

IE 8 Pretty good

Today I installed IE 8 and I am really impressed with it. Its pretty fast and looks much cleaner. Unlike IE7 which takes ages to open up and show about:blank IE8 opens up in a snap. Sites look pretty good in IE8 than IE7. Event some of my old applications look good as compared to IE7 or Firefox. The Accelerator feature is pretty nice and gives good acccess to common tools like blogs, maps, transaltion etc.

Way to go!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Open Source

Well this is my first post and a rather short one too. And what better topic to start with than Open Source.

A few years back it was primarily driven by the developer community and adoption was very low. Today it has taken a major share of software development and is rapidly being adopted in enterprises of all sizes. You can read more about this from "The Evolution of open source software".

Looking at the vast array of technologies and solutions that are based on open source sometimes it really seems difficult to believe that a solution or technology is not available in some open source project out there. Ok, I am not saying that open source has answers to everything but it does have for a large percent. I mean you name it and its being done in open source - operating systems, development tools, content management, network solutions, and on and on and on.

If you are still reading then thank you. Do leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.