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20 September 2012, 17:12

Open Recall: Portable Apps, Class2Go, Android-based cloud desktop

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Open Recall icon Open Recall is a space on The H for those things that are too small to package as news but are worth the linkage. This edition looks at a new release of Portable Apps, Motorola's Android-based cloud desktop, Stanford's Class2Go and open source widgets and dashboards.

  • Portable Apps 10.2 released – The latest version of the popular Platform collection now supports incremental updates for included applications which should greatly reduce the time and bandwidth needed to upgrade them to the current release. The 10.2 update also includes improvements to the software's user interface and updated translations for several languages.

  • Motorola's Android-based cloud desktopAccording to Linux Insider, Motorola has launched a hybrid tablet and all-in-one computer in China that runs Android and provides home entertainment services from digital broadcaster China Digital Media. The Motorola Cloud BroadbandChinese language link features an 18.5 inch display, a single core ARM Cortex A8 processor at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM and reportedly runs Android 2.3.4 – since the system is designed to access most content from the cloud, the internal storage is on the low end with just 4GB of built-in flash memory.

  • Class2Go – Stanford University has launched Class2Go, an open source platform to create online courses. The project uses MySQL, Django, Piazza and HTML templates from the Khan Academy. Source code for Class2Go is available from GitHub under the Apache 2.0 License.

  • Open source widgets and dashboardsAnephenix has open sourced its collection of prototype dashboard and widget tools, called Dashku. With the MIT-licensed source code, which is available from GitHub, developers can built real-time web site components from pre-defined templates. The technology uses HTML, CSS and JavaScript and can be embedded into any web site.


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