So you own a domain. Technically you control a 2nd level domain. A TLD is .com .net .edu and so forth. These are controlled by ICANN but that’s a whole different discussion. Back to "so you own a domain." For instance, I have control over http://siliconholler.com/. I was able to create a third level domain to house this blog at http://blog.siliconholler.com/. With my hosting I have the ability to create email accounts that end in @siliconholler.com so that I could have email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and so forth. But that means I’m limited to the capabilities and rules set forth by my web host and their email server. That might mean I can only have 3000 email addresses (which is the case with my kickin’ hosting at 1and1.com). What if I wanted more? At no cost! Google has introduced its beta program, by application only, to Gmail for your domain.
This special beta test lets you give Gmail, Google’s webmail service, to every user at your domain. Gmail for your domain is hosted by Google, so there’s no hardware or software for you to install or maintain.
Gmail – 2 gigabytes of storage and search tools that help users find information fast.
Control Panel – Easily manage user accounts, aliases and mailing lists.
Note: Not everyone that applies will be accepted into the beta program. I would assume the more users your organization wants to use the more likely you will be accepted into the program.
Songbird is an open source alternative to services like iTunes and Windows Media Player. Read more on BoingBoing. The names behind this are big including people who helped build Winamp (Rob Lord), Muse, Yahoo’s “Y! Music Engine” media player, and developers from Mozilla Foundation.
The app acts like a specialized web browser for music. It sees the online world through MP3-colored glasses…
Have you ever wished you could check GMail in an email client instead of using a browser? GMail’s help center explains how you can set up Outlook Express, Outlook, Entourage, Eudora, Netscape Mail, Apple Mail, Mozilla, Thunderbird, and others.
Programmers that make mouse dependent applications (ie. no keyboard shortcuts) should be shot.
For people that work between multiple computers (say a home office and a corporate office) or want the security of leaving less of a footprint on a computer, you can install a variety of software packages on a USB drive. Great list!
This person feels that the WMF security flaw was designed into the code intentionally but has no conjecture on Microsoft’s purpose in doing so.
Bent User highlights Windows Vista, Microsoft’s next major operating system release. Looks cool but hasn’t knocked me out of my chair yet.