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syphax (189065) writes "This was a surprise, for me at least:
From Adobe Labs: "Adobe is announcing plans to open source Flex under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). This includes not only the source to the ActionScript components from the Flex SDK, which have been available in source code form with the SDK since Flex 2 was released, but also includes the Java source code for the ActionScript and MXML compilers, the ActionScript debugger and the core ActionScript libraries from the SDK. The Flex SDK includes all of the components needed to create Flex applications that run in any browser — on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux and on now on the desktop using "Apollo"....
"The source code for the Flex SDK will be available under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). The MPL will allow full and free access to the source code, allowing developers to download, extend, and contribute to the source code for the Flex compiler and framework classes. The Flex SDK will also be available under a commercial Adobe license. Offering a choice of licenses serves the needs of enterprise Flex customers and partners.""
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This is a boring read; I'm just documenting progress in the home LAN.
I just got my wife a 12" Powerbook (and just heard today that new Powerbooks may be announced in a week- d'oh!).
So now we're running Windows (my work notebook), Linux/Wn98 dual (old desktop in the cellar), and OS X.
So far, OS X seems cool. I had forgotten how clean the Mac GUI is compared to Windows (and how different!). And Apple definitely knows how to seduce the user- the nice PB case, the glowing Apple on the lid, the pulsing sleep light, the excellent keyboard, etc. You pay through the nose, but at least you feel like you got something for it. These nice touches may not make you more productive, but they do make you happy.
I also got 802.11g up and running this weekend, in about 20 minutes (access point + PC card + PB, which came with Airport Extreme). Slick all around. Seems like I can do 54 Mbit/s, even with the Mac going; I thought that I had read that Airport Extreme would force a non-Apple 802.11g node to 802.11b. I'm not sure what the Apple can do; Airport seems to offer connection info less readily than the Netgear software.
Next up: Get Linux full time on the desktop (biggest hurdles with prior attempts were the wife, who was unwilling to deal with another complication in life- we had twin baby boys who were a few months old at the time, can't blame her; and getting the HP810c to print decently under Linux). I think the printer will be the biggest hurdle. I also hope to revive the IBM 560X which my wife had been using until the HD died to run the 2-3 apps that may not run on Wine, and that I don't want on my work computer.