A couple of days ago, a low-key posting on the Zimki blog announced the closure of the service:
We regret to inform you that the Zimki service is to be withdrawn and therefore will no longer be available from 24 December 2007. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause…There are
…continue reading Zimki closure shows the perils of hosted web platforms
Amazon’s MP3 download store has launched. Unlike the otherwise similar service from emusic.com, Amazon’s store features many of the big names that form the pop mainstream, from Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen to Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and John Lennon (but not the Beatles). There are still big gaps, but this is a significant initiative.
…continue reading Amazon launches iTunes music store competitor
I got a telling reponse from Canonical when I approached its Public Relations team looking for case studies of businesses that had switched from Windows:
… we find that the businesses using Ubuntu tend to use the server edition right now and so a windows comparison is not relevant. Ubuntu desktop is largely in the
…continue reading Ubuntu Desktop not used in business
Interesting opinion [Slashdot] from someone who says he is one of the founders of NeoOffice:
Yes, OpenXML import and export could be integrated into OOo [Open Office] today but engineering politics and Sun’s manipulation of the project to foment a document format war have kept this functionality out of OOo, doing nothing except harm users
…continue reading Why Open Office does not import/export Microsoft Office Open XML
I’ve been running Ubuntu Linux on my Toshiba laptop. One of the few things that did not work initially was the internal Bluetooth adapter. Ubuntu knew it was there: it shows in Device Manager as “Platform Device (bluetooth)”. But all the utilities behaved as if no Bluetooth adapter was available.
It looked like a driver
…continue reading Fixing Bluetooth on a Toshiba with Ubuntu