"Although Intel Macs can run Windows 7 in Boot Camp, for most users, the easiest and most hassle-free method will be to use virtualization. This way, you can test out all the features of Windows 7, without having to dual-boot. The three big players out there for virtualization on the Mac are:
PARALLELS: The latest 4.0.3810 (released today) will automatically recognize and configure Windows 7. Previous Paralells 4 builds do work with Windows 7, but the new version performed better in tests….”
The first eyeOS version for 2009: eyeOS 1.8.0, is available…
*Cloud Computing* is hitting this days the technology books and newspapers. It’s all about working and doing almost everything from Internet. But usually this model means giving away our privacy. The eyeOS Project was born to create a “Cloud Computing Operating System”, hosted from any server, trying to solve the concept problems of Cloud Computing.
This comprehensive toolkit includes interactive map, leadership resoures and reflection tools for US setting.
"The School 2.0 Learning Ecosystem “map” depicts a variety of educational and management scenarios for using technology throughout the education enterprise. Some may already be in place or under discussion in your community; others may be a significant departure from the way your school currently operates….”
"Distributed Social Networking" (DiSO) is what a growing number of people are calling the move to aggregate and integrate our activities, data and social connections built up on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Twitter and our personal blogs.
The idea is that the DiSO Dashboard would be a place to read, write, manage, make discoverable, connect and normalize the data for all your activities around the web. Your DiSO dashboard might serve as a new interface for your blog, your social networking account, or be a stand alone service itself.”
Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community that I am using more frequently these days. Diigo have Educator Accounts; these are special premium accounts provided specifically to primary/secondary (K-12) educators.
Educator sccounts have these additional features:
You can create student accounts for an entire class with just a few clicks (and student email addresses are optional for account creation)
Students of the same class are automatically set up as a Diigo group so they can start using all the benefits that a Diigo group provides, such as group bookmarks and annotations, and group forums.
Privacy settings of student accounts are pre-set so that only teachers and classmates can communicate with them.
Ads presented to student account users are limited to education-related sponsors. (You have to pay for no ads).
“Dimdim is a free web conferencing service where you can share your desktop, show slides, collaborate, chat, talk and broadcast via webcam with absolutely no download required to host or attend meetings.
Dimdim’s built-in VoIP capability is a godsend to customers with limited access to quality phone service, providing free calling to and from any computer with a microphone and an Internet connection. And we added a free teleconference service to boot. Our powerful video broadcasting, screen sharing and web page browsing features scale elegantly with your bandwidth - thanks to SyncroLive™ - all automatically.”
You can record all your on-screen activity with Screen Toaster without downloading any software. When you hit the Stop button, the recorded video clip will auto-upload to the web and the quality is pretty good. From the site…
"Register & use it anywhere anytime Make screencasts / tutorials / demos
Record your screen in one click No download. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.
Share videos on the Internet in Flash Embed them on blogs/webpages or send them by email.”
Limewire is a P2P file sharing service that has been around for a long time. Limewire is alpha testing their newest version… Limewire 5. And one of the features that is being included in this newest update is the ability to set up private torrent networks. Which means that only your friends and others that you invite will beable to access this network and download the torrents that are being offered there. This feature allows you to very quickly share files - large and small - with team members, friends, and family without having to worry about strangers getting their hands on your data, home movies, etc.
"Pew has released a study showing that for the first time more Americans get their news from the internet than from traditional newspapers…. 59% of people under 30 said they get most of their news online while an equal percentage said TV was a primary source of news. The kids these days are not as keen on newspapers, which got a response of 28%…"