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

JAVA vs. MSFT
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

qipit
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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