FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software) Friday

by Todd Ogasawara

Happy Friday the 13th! Ward off bad luck with free web services, freeware, and Open Source for your Mac!

Vienna 2.1.3: Open Source Mac RSS/Atom Newsreader
Sat, 07 Jul 2007

Vienna 2.1.3 is an Open Source Mac OS X RSS/Atom newsreader client. It has an impressive list of features including smart folders for organizing feed items, multiple reading layouts, a built-in browser (based on Safari), and OPML export.

MySpace Minisode Network (Old TV Down to the Basics)
Thu, 05 Jul 2007

MySpace Minisode Network
The MySpace Minisode Network takes a bunch of old TV shows and compresses them down to their basics. This results in start-to-finish episodes that are about 6 minutes long viewable in a web browser. The service includes about a dozen or so very familiar TV series including the geek classic Dilbert. Looks great for taking a mini-vacation from reality

FeedBurner Pro Services Became Free
Tue, 03 Jul 2007

You probably read that Google bought FeedBurner (the RSS feed service)recently. But, did you know that one of the benefits of this purchase is that FeedBurner's formerly for-fee services FeedBurner Stats PRO and MyBrand are now FREE. Check out the FeedBurner blog entry titled...

FreeBurner for Everyone

EasyEclipse 1.2
Sun, 01 Jul 2007

It may just be me, but I find installing or upgrading the Java JDK/JRE, Eclipse, and various plug-ins to be a gigantic chore. If you feel the say way but would still like to use Eclipse on a Mac or Windows box, check out...

EasyEclipse 1.2

It claims that: EasyEclipse packages together Eclipse, the open-source software development platform, and selected open source plugins. We select, assemble, test, patch, build installers and document a full IDE, offered as reliable distributions and plugins.