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The Problem With Apple’s iPad Strategy – Business Insider

The Problem With Apple’s iPad Strategy – Business Insider.

Frustratingly, there is actually a solution to this seeming problem, and I’ve been trying to tell IBM and even Apple about it. I refer to the technology that runs UX Write. It works on the iPad and can be made to work on the desktop; and it already works quite well with MS Office Word. (Other modules coming, but these’ll cost.)

The point is that the office worker would not have to ditch the horse she came in for the new, untested one somewhere in the middle of the stream. Rather, there’d be an augmentation of tools. A better experience, not a deeply annoying one.

Xen Project Contributor Training

Xen Project Contributor Training | Lars Kurth | LinkedIn.

Free Software and Open Standards in the European Parliament – Content – The Greens | European Free Alliance

Do public bodies in Europe have an obligation to move from closed source and lock-in to vendor independence and free software? In general probably yes, but is it also true for the European Parliament? Definitely! This is the stark conclusion of the study “Ensuring utmost transparency – Free Software and Open Standards under the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament” by Carlo Piana and Ulf Öberg.

via Free Software and Open Standards in the European Parliament – Content – The Greens | European Free Alliance.

Apple and IBM Introduce First Offerings in Line of Mobile Apps for Business – NYTimes.com

Apple and IBM Introduce First Offerings in Line of Mobile Apps for Business – NYTimes.com.

This could be–no, it is–interesting for a range of projects related to productivity.

 

Windows 7 up as Windows XP slides, Chrome growth stops in November | Ars Technica

Windows 7 up as Windows XP slides, Chrome growth stops in November | Ars Technica.

Lane Fischer Presents Study on the Impact of Open Textbooks on Learning Outcomes at OpenEd14 » Creative Commons U.S.

Lane Fischer Presents Study on the Impact of Open Textbooks on Learning Outcomes at OpenEd14 » Creative Commons U.S..

Creative Commons: State of the Commons » infojustice

Creative Commons: State of the Commons » infojustice.