GNOME 2 book; OOo marketing stints
- Bought The Official GNOME 2 Developers Guide and skimmed thru it. Definitely going to be a good read and reference point, though it does assume some fairly strong C skills – this is where a gap exists for complete newbies. So I’ve made my donation to the foundation :)
- Want GAIM, the CD player, or even up2date to sit on your “system tray”? Right click the GNOME panel, Add to Panel, Utility, and select Notification Area.
- Browsing JB Hifi (where I bought some CDs incidentally), I saw mini-CDR’s going for about $1/CDR. That’s about 185MB of storage, and being mini-sized, it struck me. Seems like a good marketing tool to push some open source software, that runs on Microsoft Windows to “to-be converts”. MozOO.org distributes CDs that are full-sized, but their package set is definitely small enough for something like this.
- If Siemens thinks StarOffice is mature enough, this is definitely good news for the OOo camp. A conclusion that training didn’t cost more – in Malaysia, “open source training” costs a bombshell – maybe costs can be drastically reduced by getting in-house training sorted by ByteBot.Net Training Materials. Also, keep in mind that eWeek conducted an independent study to show that OpenOffice.org is cheaper than Office 2003 in the SMB market.
- Dick Smith, in New Zealand, is now selling OpenOffice.org among a few other software packages for NZ$4.95.