XO laptops and …

I hope enough kids get this and few teachers !

Children with XO laptops

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Super fast open source browser: K-Meleon

I just started using a new Open Source browser called K-Meleon. I am very impressed with the speed at which it loads sites. It beats Firefox, one of my favorit browsers, on speed.  Although I have just started using it, I am mildly excited by the ease with which it handles content heavy sites like youtube.com and TED.

K-Meleon  If you are open to trying a new browser that works – small, fast, and Firefox like, then K-Meleon is worth purusing.

Gmail IMAP is very useful.

I have been using the Gmail IMAP for the last two weeks, and I totally dig it. Great job implementing IMAP for gmail guys.

If you want to initiate IMAP access on your gmail a/c, please visit this link for informaiton.

Begining of open-source search technology

Wikipedia founder, Jimmi Wales, recently announced that Wikia, the for-profit group he is the head of has brough Grub a distributed crawling client. This is the start of open-source search.

Grub’s Distributed Web Crawling Project

Grand Central beta test..invitation

I just started using Google’s GrandCentral..the service is very comprehensive voice communication integration tool. It connects one’s all existing devices to each other using the web !

Skype offer – 50% off for all calls to India for Aug.

Skype offers 50% off to all calls to India for the mont of Aug ! More informaiton here

Google Public Policy Blog: Our commitment to open broadband platforms

According to the post on Google blog google is willing to write a $4.6 billion dollars cheque to the FCC to encourage open and sustained competition of the broad band internet service. Google has outlined a four paths to promote competition, the are:

  •  Open applications: consumers should be able to download and utilize any software applications, content, or services they desire;
  • Open devices: consumers should be able to utilize their handheld communications device with whatever wireless network they prefer;
  • Open services: third parties (resellers) should be able to acquire wireless services from a 700 MHz licensee on a wholesale basis, based on reasonably nondiscriminatory commercial terms; and
  • Open networks: third parties (like Internet service providers) should be able to interconnect at any technically feasible point in a 700 MHz licensee’s wireless network.

Google Public Policy Blog: Our commitment to open broadband platforms