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An Open Source CMS from Microsoft ?????

Perhaps the open source thing has been running around Microsoft . Microsoft dont like showing their codes, that is why even just a glimpse of MS Windows code can be worth a million. But of course , they support learning , that is why they have codePlex. Now going back to the topic , ZDNet announce today that Microsoft is developing an Open Source CMS !! Yes , an open source Content Management System. For what ? I dont know. as far as I know , they released Blogengine.net on codePlex a few months ago which is mainly an opensource solution for blogging. Now they are going for the CMS. Is it not that Microsft already have the MOSS or the Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server or even the outdated Community Server?

It is a welcome development indeed for Open source fanatics . I just hope that it will receive great appreciation from those who are currently using famous Opensource CMS such as Drupal , Joomla , PHPNuke or even DotNetNuke .

One main concern why I prefer OpenSource CMS which can run on linux is its cheapness to maintain and operate. Most free and cheap web hosting runs linux on their servers. Drupal , which I have already used in Online aparri , for example, uses MySQL and runs on top of apache in a linux box. Will this new OpenSource CMS has the ability to run on top of MySQl and Apache environment? I bet it doesnt unless maybe they have used Mono , then there is a slim chance. Nonetheless , for a budget sensitive guy , I will still prefer CMS that run on top of open source softwares such as Linux, MySql and apache.

By the way, MS is naming it initially as "Oxite".

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this year

.. i will learn new things, perhaps play a new instrument or go back to school.
.. i will find beauty on the open source community.
.. i will read more books and listen to more music.
.. i will pen more poems and possibly write more songs.
.. i will go for new distances and discover new terrains.
.. i will continue to pile running miles to stay fit and healthy.
.. i will strive to be free and make myself available to unknown future.
.. i will go out of my shell more often and be socially more open.

.. i will continue to grow and go with the changes of time.
.. i will be more patient and hopeful to things that may not even be possible.
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.. i will be closer with the great beyond.

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Farewell NU107.5

As I write this blog,  millions of Filipino rock fanatics may have already known what happens after 12:00 midnight tonight. The only surviving station that caters to the rock genre will, sadly, be closing down and permanently signing off tonight. The news came to late to enjoy every second of what is left.  The sad news came to me the last week of October.  Being a follower of the station, I never believed it at first. But online resources would say the station really is nearing its demise.  With several minutes to go, it will be dead air.