Best software for webmasters, developers, and other programs of more general interest.
A comparison of open source software licenses, under the conditions they impose or not.
Best free tools for writing HTML pages, documents and to write a blog offline with a good editor.
The Mozilla editor Skywriter was merged with Ace to provide a powerful online collaborative IDE for many languages..
Or with Google Maps, as mapping APIs are under-exploited by developers and used for minimalist functions.
Why to buy an expensive DBMS when a free alternative exists?
For Web application design and debuggin, Firefox may be turned into a development tool. The list includes tool for design, checking for errors or compatibility, and SEO with infos about the popularity of a website.
Web programmers need for standards. After XMLHttpRequest (first available in 2000 on Internet Explorer 5) and Ajax (popularized in 2005), XAML could be the next step, but it was missing a runtime to run on any computer. Silverlight is this tool that allows to run RIA on several browsers and operating systems. Moonlight is a port for Linux.
Comparing free and paid solutions.
Comparison of free tool to build archive and compress files, ZIP compatible.
No revolution this time in the browser, but version 11 will implement WebGL.
A revolution for Microsoft with a full HTML 5 support occurring four years after its implementation in Firefox and Chrome.
Some info for the next Windows version for all computers from tablets to servers.
- Metro, revolution for all. Microsoft works also on a new OS, Midori.
- What non-Windows alternatives to the Metro interface?
- Seven, the last Windows as we know it.
Comparing Seven to the user interface of several other systems.
- Projects of Microsoft for the future
From the more or less secret labs of Microsoft, innovative hardware with software to improve the experience in the future.
free utilities for Windows
Microsoft provides now an archive holding a lot of utilities for getting infos and tweaking Windows.
Its history and the foreseeable future.
Free alternative to commercial software.
The best free software to display and edit videos, extract images, convert the format, compress, copy a movie to hard disk.
Overview of online services and software for editing and creating family tree
A software to give life to an old dream. But maybe the Galaxy Note will be a better solution?