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April 18, 2008 7:03 AM   Subscribe

"Open Source Living is a community-driven dynamic archive of Open Source software spanning all major platforms."
posted by Abiezer (7 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
hard-core nerd-core - thanks!
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 7:07 AM on April 18, 2008


Aw, I'd love this if it were more complete (no Rhythmbox?). At the moment I kludge through all my new software choices with the wikipedia software comparison tables.

At least their blog (Sourced) looks promising. Does anyone else have a favorite open source blog?
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:30 AM on April 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Lack of Rhythmbox is exactly the thing that made me leave with a "maybe later, if you ever flesh out the catalog".

I use wikipedia but also just read the descriptions that pop up in Ubuntu's installer window.
posted by DU at 8:15 AM on April 18, 2008


You should both be joining the community and driving Rhythmbox onto the list! :D
posted by Abiezer at 8:55 AM on April 18, 2008


Good concept, but disappointing in action. I really do like this idea and what they are trying to do, though, and I would like to see many more reviews on the site, which looks very young yet and hardly complete.
posted by misha at 9:20 AM on April 18, 2008


pretty new, but bookmark worthy - thanks
posted by Zinger at 5:19 PM on April 18, 2008


The last thing the open source community needs is more marketing-douche hangers-on. Having lots of clueless users is not a good thing (especially the sort of users that respond to marketing). There aren't many quicker ways to mire a noncommercial project and drive off the contributing community.
posted by blasdelf at 10:00 PM on April 18, 2008


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