Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

Northwest Airlines Exports to Outlook and Google Calendar
Sat, 19 Jan 2008 22:54:04

I don't travel much. So, I was surprised to see that Northwest Airlines provided a calendaring feature since the last time I booked a flight with them a year ago. Their Add a Calendar pop-up window gave me a choice of adding each flight to either Microsoft Outlook or Google Calendar. Since, I was on a PC running Windows with Outlook, I tried both options.

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Sun Bought MySQL: Are You Concerned? I Am
Wed, 16 Jan 2008 23:39:40

The big news the day after Steve Jobs' MacWorld keynote is that Sun bought MySQL AB (the company that drives the Open Source MySQL database server).

MySQL Announcement

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Qipit: Optimize Text in Photos and Convert to PDF
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 23:19:47

The Qipit free web service takes photos from cameraphones and digital cameras and converts the text in those images to PDF files. I gave an example of how it took the photo I took with a cameraphone and did a good job of converting that to a PDF on my MobileViews blog.

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Vimeo: HD Video Service
Mon, 14 Jan 2008 21:48:08

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Bad Web Day: Flickr, Jaiku, Twitter
Sun, 13 Jan 2008 11:21:06

It looks like free web services are really having a bad day. I've run into problems (see screen caps above) with Flickr, Jaiku, and Twitter so far. Wonder if there is a major data center outage somewhere.

Odd Gmail Problems
Sun, 13 Jan 2008 10:49:10

Gmail chat problem

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