KDE (K Desktop Environment), based on the Qt Framework, is a desktop solution for UNIX environments. Still, many KDE users have wished that popular KDE applications could be ported to Windows. I tested the latest version of KDE, released in late January, to evaluate this proposition.
Adobe Systems used last week's Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona to advance its effort to provide a common runtime across desktop, Web, and mobile environments.
Research institutions that are part of the Ontario Centres of Excellence have launched a "Tools as a Service" (TaaS) cloud computing pilot program with IBM in an effort to provide researchers, students, and faculty with access to business software and software development tools.
The battle for mindshare of rich interactive application (RIA) developers took a step forward last week as Sun Microsystems released a followup to its recently released JavaFX platform with its anticipated mobile edition.
Novell has released its widely anticipated Moonlight 1.0, a plugin based on Microsoft's Silverlight 1.0 rich interactive application (RIA) runtime.
Last fall, Google sent a retro bus full of technology and Google Apps for Education experts across the United States to visit 10 higher education campuses. At the end of the road, CT asked Jeff Keltner to reflect on his company's intriguing Google "road trip."
Xenocode, the Seattle-based maker of virtualization tools, today released the latest version of its Virtual Application Studio, a developer-focused authoring environment for virtualizing existing Windows-based applications.
Microsoft announced the release last week of Web Sandbox on its Port25 open source community Web site. The company has made the source code available under the Apache 2.0 open source license, the site reported.
Microsoft has released Semblio SDK version 1, a new tool for education developers that's designed to aid in the creation of interactive learning materials. The kit, part of what was previously known as "Grava" during its development phase, is available as a free download now.