At A Glance: This week's JavaFX, OpenOffice and OpenSolaris Reviews
By chhandomay on Mar 27, 2009
bloggers continued to promote the use of the new software,
with one blogger at Free Ebook
Manual Download providing an informative
tutorial of the software and saying "it was designed from the
to make GUI programming easy." Blogger Luis Barragan also encouraged
the use of JavaFX 1.1 in several IDEs including NetBeans 6.5.
one of 14 "Best Bets" on PC World's list
of 101 innovative and free tools. It was included on a similar post
on Many Money Savers Blog,
saying "If you are looking for an
office suite program that is free, you can't beat OpenOffice."
also was compared positively against MS Office, as blogger Matthew
that it was a valid competitor because it offers similar
features, provides the ability to create and use existing files on any
version, and the free availability of the suite. Another blogger found
the cross platform use beneficial as they used OpenOffice to open an
WordPerfect file that MS Word wouldn't access.
|OpenSolaris made a strong impression with bloggers testing out the software, as Alyce Mendoza said that OpenSolaris 2008.11 “is progressing to be a great salutation frontward for the desktops newest participant…hats off to everyone setting in the work.” Only a few days into testing OpenSolaris, blogger Randall Rode also said that he was “loving it,” especially the “nicely packaged” Sun Web Stack including Apache, PHP, MySQL and Ruby.|