Making your own OpenSearch plugins

OpenSearch is a standard being pushed by Amazon’s research arm, A9.com. To create a search plugin, you simply need to write a really short XML file containing instructions to the web browser on how to perform the search. The search plugins currently are supported in both Firefox 2.0.x and Internet Explorer 7. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s implementation is sadly incomplete, so to retain full cross-browser support you ...

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One reason why you should use free and open source software

Today I'm going to take it all the way back to FOSS fundamentals and look at one question which a lot of people who are unfamiliar with free and open source software ask.

If you already know the FOSS basics (I guess the majority of our readers here), you might want to skip over this one, it's pretty basic.

In particular, one question often arises - why should I ...

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Could you become a FOSSwire blogger?

If you think you have what it takes to write the posts here at FOSSwire - why not send your posts in to us?

We're looking for basically anything FOSSwire-worthy, so it could be a tutorial, a tips/tricks post, an article or a review or basically anything! If you want your post to appear here on FOSSwire, get writing and when you're ready to submit them, send them ...

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