Microsofts Open Source CMS Oxite Released

Microsoft set its foot in the open source CMS category with the release of their latest product, Oxite. Using oxite, one can build anything from a blog to a full blown up website.

It’s a feature rich platform which users can make use of to build what they desire. It includes some of the most common and much needed features like comment moderation, anonymous or authenticated commenting, RSS feeds, gravatar support, trackbacks, pingbacks, SEO optimized clean URLs, group blogging, multiple blogs and you can also avail support for custom pages

One of the main reason for WordPress to be a huge success is the fact that it’s built on php, which is readily and freely available on cheap linux servers and the availability of two click installation with the aid of fantastico makes it even more easier for non-tech savvy users to set a wordpress blog and get their site going. Also, the community which supports WordPress is huge and you almost have answer for any problem that you might encounter. This coupled with the never ending – ever growing plugin database provides enough and more features for a regular user to settle with wordpress.

A glance at oxite, you’ll quickly realize that it is no where close to wordpress or even thinking about being a competition with wordpress. WordPress is more user friendly, where as oxite is being built with developers in mind. The package becomes too complex for consumers if they’d want to implement one for their sites. And almost impossible for those with less or no technical knowledge.

One thing common in wordpress and oxite is, both support MetaWebLog API, which makes it easier for end users to publish content via Windows Live Writer and other existing blog clients.

How Can I Share Only A Part Of You Tube Video With Friends And Family

I stumpled upon a very interesting site today.

There are a lot of surfers like me who are addicted to the internet, especially to social networking sites and video sharing sites. I spend a lot of time on Youtube and share some of the interesting videos with my friends.

At times, I bump into videos, where I’d want to share only a part of the video and not the complete video, per say I’d want to share a part of a video, 21st sec to 34th second. If I need to do this the conventional way, then I’ll either ask my friends to ‘watch out’ for the timer to hit 21 sec or download the video, edit it and upload it again for my friends to view it.

Splicd solves this problem in one simple step. Very innovative way to make use of the YouTbue API :).

How Can I Share Only A Part Of You Tube Video With Friends And Family

As you can see in the image, you just enter the URL of the YouTube video, enter the start time and end time and click on Continue. That’s it and you are done. You’ll be taken to a page where only the part you wish to view will be on display and you also get the modified YouTube link which you can embed in any site you want.

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