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Open Sourcing the Caribbean – St. Lucia  Open Data Portal
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Open Sourcing the Caribbean – St. Lucia Open Data Portal

Open Source and Open Data initiatives taking the Caribbean by storm!   Good news, St. Lucia's Government started their Open Data policy which has been in the making for the past four years. This is part of the Government of St. Lucia in partnership with World Bank Open Data policy, Code for Africa and the SlashRoots Foundation. On Friday, June 8, the island well known for its French culture, pulled back the curtains and officially rolled out the red carpet on their open data portal (data.govt.lc).   Benefits In the words of Sheila Hyacinthe-Imbert - Department of Public in St. Lucia "This is our hope for Saint Lucia. Open data is part of that overall data revolution. It’s a stepping stone to some of the data-driven technologies that are over the horizon." The op...
Facebook to introduce #Hashtags with emoticons, monetizing FB and making Open Graph Search Practical
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Facebook to introduce #Hashtags with emoticons, monetizing FB and making Open Graph Search Practical

“Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by giving people the power to share whatever they want and be connected to whoever they want, no matter where they are” Quote from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2012 speech at the TC Disrupt Conference Despite facing certain extinction from Google+ Social Network due to Google’s near monopoly on Webs Search and a lack of a Mobile Strategy as snidely surmised in Chrome 16 beats Firefox and IE8 –Mozilla going Mobile and Cloud OS on Smartphones, Tablets and UltraBoooks, Facebook seems to be holding up well. Especially now as they’re launched Graph Search, which makes Facebook’s Open Graph concept launched back in 2010 for Developers now contextually searchable by ordinary FB folk – and potentially monetizable. Conf...
How to boot or install Fedora Linux on your laptop or computer from a Thumb Drive
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How to boot or install Fedora Linux on your laptop or computer from a Thumb Drive

Now that you can install any Windows OS from your thumb drive as per my instructions in How to install Microsoft Windows from your USB Drive, lovers of Linux Distributions such as Ubuntu Linux or Fedora Linux are possibly a little jealous. “What about us?” you impassioned plea plaintively craving knowledge. These alternative OS are built using the Linux Kernel Developed by Linus Torvald and are among the most stable, virus-unfriendly and robust OS in the world. Linux is especially great for: Reviving older Computers and Laptops Removing viruses from a hard-drive and removable storage devices Safe surfing and shopping online I actually use Fedora Linux myself! I personally use Fedora Linux for Virus cleaning in my work as noted in my article HP and Web OS - 2011 is the Year of ...
Dragon Nest – A pretty decent action MMO
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Dragon Nest – A pretty decent action MMO

Hey techie boys and girls. If your the type that is into action-based MMO's, then Dragon Nest is a must play to satisfy that hunger. Firstly, let me give you the trailer for the game as it is right now. Mind you, it says the game is in open beta, but not to worry, that will change within the next few weeks. I must say that I have been enjoying my play time in it as I am now at max level , which is 24. I am just anticipating the level cap increase which will be rolled out in the next few days. Lets talk about some of the features in this game: Classes: There are four main classes that the game offers: Warrior, Cleric, Archer and Sorceress. These classes can be further broken down into eight subclasses (through class advancement quests). Description for the classes can be found here. Pl...
Microsoft attacks OpenOffice.org in Video
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Microsoft attacks OpenOffice.org in Video

Microsoft has released a video on the official Youtube channel of their Office product that launches a stinging attack on Open Office. It features quotes from IT professionals, business Execs and other former OpenOffice.org users who have had all kinds of usability and security trouble using the free opensource alternative to Microsoft's expensive office suite of products. OpenOffice.org, commonly known as OOo or OpenOffice, is an open-source application suite whose main components are for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, and databases. It is available for a number of different computer operating systems, is distributed as free software and is written using its own GUI toolkit. Video after the jump. (more…)