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As alternatives to Microsoft's Office 2003, the free OpenOffice.org suite and low-cost StarOffice both have a lot to offer.
At Google one works to change the world; at Microsoft one works to protect the Windows and Office profit margins. Which mission do you think high-IQ people prefer?
Massachusetts' frequently asked questions (FAQ) about state documents lists many office tools that support the OpenDocument file format natively: OpenOffice, StarOffice, KOffice, Abiword, eZ publish, IBM Workplace, Knomos case management, Scribus DTP, TextMaker and Visioo Writer.
If you usually run for a coffee refill while your computer is booting up, here's a look at what you're missing.
RAMP (Reliable Asynchronous Message Profile) is a multi-platform asynchronous messaging toolkit that supports the emerging industry standards and provides a run time environment, configuration tools, and demonstrations that allow users to run their business-to-business scenarios using Web service technology that is both reliable and secure.
BANGALORE: Wind River has announced its leading commercial-grade quality Linux device software platform for consumer devices. The global leader in device software optimisation said in a statement that the product line scales to support a full range of device requirements from the smallest handhelds to the most robust network equipment.
A 122-year-old dairy equipment company has used embedded Linux in a robotic cow-milking system (the system is robotic, not the cows). The Voluntary Milking System (VMS) allows cows to decide when to be milked, and gives dairy farmers a more independent lifestyle, free from regular milkings, the company says.
Who offers 2.5 teraflops (and more) in exchange for just 7U of rack space? You'll find the answer (Cell! Blades!) to this and all the rest of the Power Architecture news that's fit to print in our fortnightly calendar.
A new browser named "Flock that is based on the open source browser Firefox, has been launched today. Flock claims to integrate Gen-Next Web technologies such as blogs, RSS content feeds, bookmark and photo sharing. This browser was developed in California, by a small team of developers led by Bart Decrem, who is well known in the open source community, for his involvement in the Mozilla Foundation, and his failed attempts in the Linux field.
A cutting edge Firefox-based Web browser dubbed 'Flock', which integrates next-generation Web technologies such as RSS content feeds, blogs and bookmark and photo sharing, was launched today.
Command Prompt, the PostgreSQL Company since 1997, announced today the immediate availability of Managed PostgreSQL Services as an option to Command Prompt’s standard annual support and remote management services plans.
The OpenOffice.org (OOo) Project released the long-awaited OOo 2.0 suite yesterday, completing a testing process that lasted more than a year.
Montreal, Canada Ubuntu Development Forum announcement.
Red Hat introduced a new security certification recently with a specialized focus on server and client machine security.
Jeff writes: "Our upcoming developer summit will be keenly focused on our plans for Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake), and mostly of interest to existing Ubuntu developers"
Editors note: Consider this an opportunity to settle questions about the Ubuntu development process and/or dip your toes into the Linux development process.
Ever wanted your own bootable CD? Something personalized for your users and complete with all of your own Linux-based software and configuration? You may have heard of Knoppix, a free Linux bootable CD, but in this article, Matt Lesko will show you how to modify Knoppix to include exactly the software you want and need. From rescue discs to demo software, a custom copy of Knoppix could be exactly what you are looking for.
Nearly half of European local government bodies are using open source software while nearly a third don't know that they are using open source at all.
IT distributor Rectron says the time is right for open source software and it is throwing its weight behind the growing Linux movement by adding SuSE-based desktop machines to is product lineup.
Upon reviewing the news of the OpenOffice.org 2.0 launch, I ran across an interesting opinion on OSDir about the Mozillarization of OpenOffice.org. The piece looks at the similarities between OpenOffice.org and Mozilla, cutting down a piece of software to its “open source” core, then spinning it off as some cool and alternative branded project. After reading this article, it will be interesting to follow the launch and marketing of OpenOffice.org 2.0 and to see if there are any similarities between the “community grassroots marketing” feel of its launch and the successful Spread Firefox program.
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