Easy-to-Use Chromium OS Test Distro: Flow

Looks like a breeze, they even have easy-to-follow instructions for your Mac.

Chromium OS builds by Hexxeh


Flow is the latest in the line of Hexxeh’s hugely popular ChromiumOS builds. Flow is the most exciting version yet, bringing even more hardware support, an auto-updater, webcam support and an improved application menu & directory. All this, requires only a 2GB USB drive (download size is 327MB)

Via LifeHacker

Published in: on February 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

A List of Alternative Open Source Database Engines

Here is a good list of database alternatives.  For example, Firebird, HBase and Casandra are in the list.   Its a useful list now that MySQL is in the Oracle camp and with the growing NoSQL movement.

25+ Alternative & Open Source Database Engines

But there are also many other databases which are getting popular day-by-day & may have advantages over what you’re already using.

Here are 25+ open source alternative databases that you may consider using in your next project:

Published in: on February 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Google Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

Here is a review article listing a clutch of Chrome extensions that should ease its adoptions among web developers.  Have not tried these on Mac OS X, of course, but would be interested in any comments from those who have.

17 Google Chrome Extensions for Web Designers and Developers – DesignM.ag

Firefox is the browser of choice for most designers and developers in part because of the vast selection of add ons that are available. While Chrome does not offer anywhere close to as many extensions (yet), there are still a number that can be very handy for designers and developers.

Published in: on February 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm  Comments (1)