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SA companies registrar wants you … to use Internet Explorer

If you take the time to read the South African government’s free and open source software policy (PDF) you’ll find on page three the following commitment: The South African Government will encourage the use of Open Content and Open Standards within South Africa. So, if that is the case, then how come the Companies and […]

New Maestro content management system rolls out

July 8th, 2010 | 4 Comments » Tags: , , ,

CMS-Maestro is a new PHP-based content management system (CMS) released by South African Web development company Valente Online. Easy to install and use, CMS-Maestro offers the basics such as page and article management and adds to that the ability to add additional widgets, and manage menus and a range of media formats. In a release […]

Google hits geek paydirt with command-line tools

June 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , , ,

Forget web applications, the future is the command line! Google releases a command-line tool for controlling services such as YouTube, Blogger, Google Docs and Calendar. And judging by user response, the command line is still cool. GoogleCL is a pure Python application that uses the Python gdata libraries to make Google Data API calls from […]

WordPress 3.0 blasts off

June 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , ,

It’s been a while in the coming but WordPress 3.0 is now here and it is packed with big changes.

Brazil streaks ahead in Firefox World Cup

June 17th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

If Firefox’s personas are anything to go by then the biggest soccer fans, as well as the biggest Firefox fans are clearly in Brazil.

Opera 10.6 beta adds WebM video support

June 16th, 2010 | 2 Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Norway-based browser maker Opera today released a new beta of its Opera 10.browser which it says is 50% faster than its predecessor.

SA govt uses Drupal to build World Cup site

June 10th, 2010 | 2 Comments » Tags: , , ,

More World Cup news: The South African government is using the open source Drupal CMS to run its World Cup 2010 website.

Firefox 4 gets WebM support

June 9th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

WebM, the open source video codec, has landed in development versions of Firefox 4. Support for the new format should appear in nightly builds from tonight onwards.

Chrome gets WebM video support

June 4th, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , , , ,

The most recent development release of Google’s Chrome browser now includes WebM, the open source video technology.

Only Apple can do open standards, apparently

June 4th, 2010 | 7 Comments » Tags: , , ,

And now, for more from Apple’s “we’re more open than all of you” campaign. In an effort to showcase how cool HTML5 and open web standards are Apple has set up a demonstration page on its website.

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