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Stories by Serdar Yegulalp

Free desktop tools that aren't OpenOffice

Most everyone who's had some experience with free open source software has learned about the OpenOffice.org suite of productivity programs: a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and drawing tool that provide a good deal of the functionality of their commercial counterparts. For users who need powerful productivity tools but don't require a high degree of compatibility with Microsoft-formatted files, OpenOffice.org is almost a no-brainer.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp05 Oct. 10 00:48

Diaspora: First peek at Facebook's challenger

When word began to circulate about <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/16974/diaspora_its_no_facebook_yet">Diaspora</a>, the hype about it being a potential <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9157638/Facebook_Complete_coverage">Facebook</a> killer took on a life of its own before a single line of code had been released. Now the <a href="http://www.joindiaspora.com/">first developer's alpha version of Diaspora</a> is out in the wild, and the hype is being replaced with scrutiny and well-deserved skepticism.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp18 Sept. 10 04:37

Netbooks vs. iPads -- can they coexist?

The term "disruptive," a common buzzword in tech journalism, is typically used to describe something that jars people out of existing ways of doing things, and provides them with both new ways to do the old things and new things to do. Weather-beaten as the expression might be, it fits when talking about two products that took personal computing by storm over the past couple of years: the iPad and the netbook.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp09 Sept. 10 03:43

Crash course: HTML 5 video

If you want to watch Internet-delivered video on your PC, the vast majority of Web sites have settled on a single, consistent way to do that. That's the good news. The bad news is that this single, consistent delivery system is Adobe Flash, with all its security and stability issues.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp20 July 10 03:38

The full buzz on Google Buzz

This week Google whisked back the curtain on Buzz, its dive into the world of social-networking technology.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp13 Feb. 10 06:42
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