16 Nov 2004 rcastro   » (Journeyer)

Open/Free Software?

Still on Skype, now it has a free non-commercial API released some days ago. And today I found out that Sun will have a open-source license for Solaris 10, that was just released. Let's see what goes on.

Gaim vs Kopete

I tested Kopete these last days and have to admit it defeats, in my opinion, Gaim. First of all, it has a much better GUI and given that Gaim has one of the most horrible GUI I have ever seen, it is not a very good point to move. I downloaded its source code and, after a brief look, it looked much more organized and better done. I still want to dig deeper and try to implement some ideas for it. I intend to use it from now on.

QMail + SpamAssassin

Yesterday I spend sometime replacing my MTA, that was Exim (default in Debian) for QMail in an attempt to finish doing the major tasks in my Linux installation before working full-time with it (what will happen starting next week). Also installed SpamAssassin globaly in my computer (as a daemon), so I don't have to worry about that for my user only since it is enabled in the global procmailrc. I enabled Bayes Learning and now I have a global Bayes database that will be improved by learning the false negative emails that I will save in a special folder.

Besides that, I installed VMware and now I am installing the Windows programs I need often, in order to avoid some boots. One of the most important programs are the ones related to my Palm.

RSS Aggregators (such as Akregator for KDE)

Very cool thing are these RSS readers, such as Akregator (for KDE). I gave them a try today, after reading about them in a friend's blog and already set up lots of news sites. It is very nice to have only one place with all the news that you want to keep updated about.

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