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Virb - MySpace done right, and we have 100 invites to give away! (Download Squad)

Mar 19th 2007 5:01PM Social networking, like all web 2.0 sites, requires a user base in order to provide content. Building an extensible and feature rich infrastructure is nice and all, but Virb faces a huge uphill battle against an entrenched opposition on a field where numbers really count. I'm excited about the prospect of not being ashamed of social networking anymore, particularly because all of the geeky and much needed features Virb is adding, but that probably means nothing to my girly-girl cousins with many friends on Myspace and only me (if I get an invite) on Virb.

The aim of social networking sites is to connect people together in virtual communities. However, the more social networking sites and web 2.0 services are created, the more the user base is split into exclusive groups. Interoperability would be key to bridging these schisms, but is improbable for obvious reasons. Still, some services can partner together to a mutual benefit. Virb could tie into open standards SIP and Jabber via a strategically penned partnership with Gizmo Project and expand beyond its own userbase to connect folks to telephone and IM systems.

Also, as spenser.r said, "email notification by default needs to die."

Skrbl online whiteboard (Download Squad)

Mar 2nd 2007 12:06AM Screw this. When does harbl go beta?

Virtualization: The OS cold war (Download Squad)

Feb 13th 2007 4:50PM "Ah OK, so Apple is allowed to be profitable, but Microsoft isn't."

Holy heck. I didn't even catch that. I guess I've been desensitized by reading tech blogs too long.

Virtualization: The OS cold war (Download Squad)

Feb 13th 2007 4:11PM Thanks for the clarification. I stand corrected.

Virtualization: The OS cold war (Download Squad)

Feb 13th 2007 3:47PM The answer they gave was a load of horse shit. The real answer is simple. Microsoft is promoting and selling their software. Think about it this way: If Microsoft allows only its more expensive operating systems to run virtually, then people are forced to buy the most expensive versions if they want to do it legally.

If not, Mac and Linux users would just buy the least expensive version of Vista and get the full benefit on the cheap. Not being a hardware company, Microsoft doesn't care who it sells its software to as long as it sells it, so it is actually a very wise strategy to maximize profits out of every market.

Win a copy of Vista Ultimate (Download Squad)

Jan 30th 2007 4:15PM Are you sure it is Vista Ultimate? Are you sure it isn't...nothing?

BrainWave Generator (Download Squad)

Jan 20th 2007 8:14PM ebxtremely? You took the app for a test drive, didn't you?

GiveawayOfTheDay.com (Download Squad)

Nov 19th 2006 6:12PM While I acknowledge that their terms are restrictive, I think the effort is admirable and the compromise is fair. Software publishers do have to control their intellectual property somehow. I'd gladly accept a one-day window to install commercial software (NOT freeware) for free even if it means the next time I want to install it, I'd have to pay. If I like the software, I certainly will. I hope the idea takes off and will continue to check the site for each day's selection.

Firefox and its little bug (Download Squad)

Nov 8th 2006 4:50AM "Yes, that is an actual picture of what a Firefox bug looks like when code is zoomed up on at 598,005,002 X."

Well, if that's the case, judging by the missing antenna and hind leg, even the bugs could use some debugging.

Open-source MSDN-like site launch (Download Squad)

Oct 22nd 2006 3:46AM As a Windows programmer, I wondered if such a site existed for Linux just today. What a happy surprise.