Windows Live Writer Is Now Open Live Writer

Scott Hanselman blogs about the release of Open Live Writer which replaces Windows Live Writer (not updated since 2012) which despite its lack of maintenance is a very popular blogging platform, especially with the WordPress community.  Give it a try and see. ARE YOU AN EXISTING USER OF WINDOWS LIVE WRITER? We encourage you to…… Continue reading Windows Live Writer Is Now Open Live Writer

Open source computing started with the bicycle

Derived from ComputerWeekly.com A new video on the origins of OpenSource explaining the suggestion tht OpenSource existed prior to the Industrial Revolution has been hosted on OSS Watch, an advisory service for issues relating to free and open source software in the Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) sectors. Open source and the bicycle…… Continue reading Open source computing started with the bicycle

How to teach undergrads how to become open source contributors without writing any code

Posted 21 Feb 2012 on OpenSource.com by Sebastian Dziallas   This is the story of a college class taught inside an open source community. Last fall, I taught Release Engineering to a small group of undergraduates at Olin College, an engineering school a few miles outside Boston. The goal was to teach them how to…… Continue reading How to teach undergrads how to become open source contributors without writing any code

42 of the Best Free Linux Scientific Software

From LinuxLinks.com Science is the effort of trying to understand how the physical world works. From observation and experimentation, science uses physical evidence of natural phenomena to compile data and analyze the collated information. Science really prospers and advances when individuals share the results of their experiments with others in the scientific community. There is…… Continue reading 42 of the Best Free Linux Scientific Software