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Posts Tagged ‘open source’

PostHeaderIcon XBMC – Open Source Media Centre

Today I just heard about XBMC, an open source media centre. It looks pretty cool. I’ll have to check it out!

XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

PostHeaderIcon “Nagios Is The Industry Standard In IT Infrastructure Monitoring”

I managed a small IT department for my full-time job. We have more than a few servers, but not enough to pay for some of the expensive management suites that are out there. I just recently learned about Nagios, an IT monitoring package. There is a paid version, and an open source version. Looks like something I’ll need to try out.


PostHeaderIcon Google Reader alternatives

I, like many people, still use RSS feeds a lot. I have a Google Account and use Google Reader several times a day. As you’ve no doubt heard, Google Reader will be discontinued as of July 1, 2013. To put it mildy, this sucks! I don’t understand why Google doesn’t just leave it up. They haven’t added any new features to it in a long time anyway. Or what about releasing the code as open source? It’s a great product and there needs to be a way for it to continue.

Well, if Google doesn’t bow to the pressure, we’ll have to find another web-based feed reader. I haven’t found one that is as good as Google Reader, but I’m still looking. Here are some of the web pages and other blog postings that I’ve checked out so far: