Thursday, January 27, 2005


from cnet tw. 26 Jan 2005 奧地利首都維也納的市政府,即將自今年第二季開始改用開放原始碼桌面作業系統。 維也納市府共1.6萬台桌上型電腦中,已確定有7,500台將改用OpenOffice。

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

wine and xo

After tring for some time. WINE and Crossover office is still not usable at least for my case here. I have try IE55 and office 97, Crossover office is much more compatible then WINE, but performance is real slow. I decide to remove the WINE to get back some hard disk space. I only found out today, why they name Crossover Office as xo, because one type of wine, interesting.

History of Openoffice

Before the 2.0 beta launch(schedule on Feb 2005), let talk some history of OpenOffice.

Marco Borries start StarDivision at the age of 16, in year 1985.

August 1999, Sun Microsystems purchased StarDivision(for 73.5 million, according to wikipedia), produce a commercial version known as StarOffice(v5.x).

Year 2000, Sun opensource StarOffice as, the commercial version of StarOffice is still available, they share some common code base but market as different name.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Creative CEO comment on iPod shuffle

Creative CEO Sim Wong Hoo comment (refer engadget) on iPod shuffle as "five generations older".

I think Sim have forgotten about iTunes software or simple he is just not a software guy like me. iPod shuffle is not a 5 gegerations older or 4 years old product, it just came to fill up the gaps(on low budget) of full range iPod products, and it work seamlessly with iTunes software.

If you put iPod(classic or mini) with Creative Zen together, you already know what to buy.

This really light up my life (as a joke) today.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Justin Frankel, creator of winamp

read something interesting about Justine Frankel. Another article about him on rolling stone. AOL trade nullsoft for a 100(or 86 report in zdnet?) million. 300 million for ICQ, 4 billion for netscape. Plus the merging with Time Warner, they have become a giant media company but end up doing nothing as analysis here. You can read Justin's weblog.

Why IE only web application?

Found new IE6 Vulnerabilities, one the solution for them is "Use another product." What a joke, many product out the is stick to IE only, like our office's intranet application. Tt will take long time to fix.

Why these developers still design website run on IE only? Is either they don't know the standard, they don't follow, or these developers though that IE is the standard?

Hitachi's microdrive

Hitachi's microdrive is in Richard Menta's Digital Media Winners of 2004 top 10 list. It was in in loser list while with IBM, because it was priced too high. Not just the technical itself, marketting and pricing is very important too.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Gaim version 1.1.1

Few days back, chat with ICQ friend using gaim. He ask me whether can I use gaim connect to Yahoo messenger. I try and fail, and he says, "Strange, I can!". He is using gaim 1.1.1. Since I have not been updating my gaim for quite some time, so I spend so time yesterday to download and install the gaim-1.1.1 on my office desktop x86 mandrake 10 and my ibook gentoo linux, both working fine. I find out the Yahoo connection because I connect to, after I change to, it work fine.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Mandrake 10

My colleague ask me do I have the installer for my desktop PC? So I lend him my Mandrake 10 CDs, hope more people will be using Linux.

Apple computer story

take a look at folklore.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Hitachi "Micky", 8G micro drive

Previous version is 4G micro drive, now improve to 8G. Micro drive technology from IBM, but they sold it to Hitachi.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Last day of 2004

Today is the last day of 2004, did I miss out anything? Wish everyone have a prosperous year in 2005. Happy New Year!