FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software) Friday

by Todd Ogasawara

Facebook OgasaWalrus Group
Sat, 04 Aug 2007 23:30:22

Facebook OgasaWalrus Group
I've never been a huge social-networking type. But, I figured I'd finally take a look at Facebook since 99+% of the world apparently is already on it. So, if you have a Facebook account, consider heading over to the Facebook OgasaWalrus Group and say hello. Maybe you can explain to me why this thing is so popular. So far, i don't get it :-)

MindMeister: Web-based Mind Mapping
Sat, 04 Aug 2007 22:24:39

One of the most all-time most read posts on this blog (see the list on the left) is one about the Open Source FreeMind application. So, this web-based mind mapping service might interest some of you.


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OpenWiFiSpots.com: You Can't Have Too Many Google Mashup WiFi Finders
Wed, 01 Aug 2007 22:45:31


One of my beliefs is: You can't have too many Google Maps mashup free WiFi finders. So, here's another one...


Seems like a good one too.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0 (Beta)
Tue, 31 Jul 2007 21:55:25

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0 (Beta) was released on July 31 (expires March 31, 2008) and provides, well, what its name says. It let you connect to a system running Microsoft Windows from a Mac (OS X 10.4 Tiger only, sorry Panther users). It is especially handy for managing a Windows Server box remotely.

Microsoft Popfly: Web Mashup Service
Mon, 30 Jul 2007 20:02:50

Microsoft Popfly.ms
Microsoft Popfly is in a late beta release. It is a free web service that somewhat resembles Yahoo! Pipes in that both can be used to create web mashups without needing to write code. Popfly requires installing Microsoft's Silverlight platform (their answer to Adobe Flash). Silverlight is in Release Candidate 1 stage and is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. I installed it on both platforms to try it out.

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2007-08-12 13:03:49
Why install an expiring remote desktop client when CoRD or rdesktop doesn't expire?