Category Archives: open source

New report to say that schools save $ with open source software

Apparently they can’t release the report right now due to restrictions on government announcements during an open election, but the preliminary findings released so far sound good. From the Register story: “The landmark report will show that OSS can be implemented successfully in schools and present documented examples of cost savings from its use. Becta’s […]

Terastation update

My earlier post on the Buffalo TeraStation has been one of the biggest draws to my blog to date. Obviously a lot on interest on it! At least, enough for someone to set up a Wiki on hacking (or working with open-source firmware ) it at http://terastation.org. As they posted in my comments “Nothing much […]

Interesting take on the “Open Source War”

eSchool news has an interesting editorial on the “Open Source War” between Linux and Microsoft. Food for thought… Tweet

Interesting take on the “Open Source War”

eSchool news has an interesting editorial on the “Open Source War” between Linux and Microsoft. Food for thought… Tweet

VNCon – VNC for lab management

Came across an interesting tool called VNCon that gives VNC some lab management functionality. Here is a list of the main features included with VNCon: Computer Switching: Cycles through the list monitoring activity, and allowing you to take control or send a message at the touch of a button Password Support : You can specify […]

VNC via cell phone

KDDI and Hitachi Systems and Services have teamed up to bring “micro-VNC” to KDDI’s au phones. I’ve played around with VNC on palm/pocket pc’s and found it barely useable. I’m not sure what benefit porting it to a cell phone brings, but it’s still somehow impressive! Tweet

Asterisk@Home follow-up

Just a quick update on Asterisk@Home. 1st – they have come out with two new versions since I’ve given it a go – I’m downloading v6 as we speak. 2nd – Install was no problem, I got it up and running with a very minimum of effort. I do not have any cards in my […]