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MICROSOFT drops support for OOXML

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Microsoft

polishlinux: Multi-trade International Corporation for Research of Office Software Open Format Technologies (MICROSOFT) has announced their surprise decision, that they cease to support OOXML document format (Office Open XML), acknowledging at the same time, that the ANSI-developed & supported TXT format will be a better, universal, solution.

Top 15 Linux Games

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Gaming

anurag.acespace.co.uk/blog: I am passionate gamer, really. During holidays, I do more gaming than anything else. Here is the list of my top 15 games:

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 2

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SUSE

opensuse news: The second issue of openSUSE Weekly News is out! You can read it in: English, German. In this issue is ATI RadeonHD Driver: First Release, YaST Gets Ported to Qt4, and FOSDEM Main tracks talks and developer rooms.

Review: Linux Mint 4.0

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Linux
Reviews

raiden's realm: Mint has struck again! The developers of this elegant Linux distribution are back with a new version of their elegant Linux distribution for you to enjoy. What makes Linux Mint 4.0 better than the existing 3.0 version we previously reviewed?

ASUS P5K-E WiFi vs. Gigabyte P35-DS4

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Hardware
Reviews

phoronix: At hand today we have the ASUS P5K-E WiFi and Gigabyte P35-DS4 motherboards, both of which are similar in many respects and use the P35 + ICH9R combination with DDR2 memory.

Control your Linux PC from your mobile phone with Amora

linux.com: Standing next to your laptop to control the slides during a presentation is not cool. Nowadays everyone uses a presentation device or their laptop's remote controller, but a presentation device can be expensive. The Amora project turns your Symbian mobile phone into a Linux presentation device using Bluetooth.

VirtualBox: A virtual PC for you

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Software
HowTos

DPotD: VirtualBox is a piece of software that uses virtualisation to simulate a PC. With it you can run Windows, Open BSD or even Linux from your Debian system. Since it also runs on Windows and Mac OS, you can use it to run Debian from that other non-free OS. Note however that it only works on x86 and x86_64 hosts.

One-Click Linux Software Installation Available for Freespire, Linspire, and Ubuntu

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softpedia: After months of hard work, Linspire is proud to announce the beta release of CNR.com. If you have Ubuntu 7.04 or Ubuntu 7.10 go right now at the CNR’s website, install the CNR client and grab your favorite applications with a single mouse click!

First Impressions: Real life with the Zonbu Laptop Review

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Linux
Hardware

mrzonbu.wordpress: I’ve had the Zonbu laptop for a few days now so I wanted to share my initial impressions and do a review. When I drew the laptop out of the box, I was immediately struck by the tactile feel and (lack of) visual appeal of the housing.

Fedora 8: Close, But No Cigar

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Linux

redmonk.com: Fedora had a chance - a real chance - to unseat Ubuntu last week. Not for my primary machine, the Thinkpad, but for Ultra 20 workstation. So it was out with Ubuntu, or maybe it was Indiana, I can’t remember, and in with Fedora 8. Or it would have been, were it not for the fact that Fedora doesn’t make available LiveCD’s for the x86_64 architecture, only DVDs. Why? You’d have to ask them.

today's shorts & leftovers

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  • Metacity beats compiz-fusion

  • Nokia's new OS streamlines, syncs tablet platform with desktop Linux
  • An Ode to Fedora 8
  • Back to Linux
  • Calculate IP Address Parameters with IP Calculator
  • Computing made a better experience
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd December 2007
  • BlogRovR, A New Spin on RSS
  • XO-Monitor
  • Novell going through ch-ch-changes
  • My KDE thoughts
  • Radeon Kernel Mode-Setting Code
  • Find the file permission without using ls -l command
  • 2.6.24-rc4, "A Bit Late"
  • Asus says it'll ship 3.8 million Eee PCs next year

Staking the Myth that Free Software Can't Innovate

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OSS

earthweb.com: Like Dracula, the old myth that free software can't innovate keeps returning. Its latest incarnation is in the form of a column by Jaron Lanier in the December issue of Discover Magazine.

When Bad Things Happen With Good Software

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: If you create a piece of open source software and discover that it has been put to use in a way you find personally distasteful or immoral, what would you do about it?

HowTo: Install 113 Amazing Fedora Games

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Gaming
HowTos

vertito.blogspot: One hundred and thirteen Fedora linux games! Yes, you read it right, Linux game lovers, meet 113 Fedora graphical games. These games can be easily installed using RedHat/Fedora yum installation process and are all available from Fedora game repositories.

Mozilla's Chris Beard on the Future of Firefox and Online Services

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Moz/FF

wired: Mozilla wants Firefox to get in on the social web. First came The Coop, which remains an active project, and now Chris Beard, VP and General Manager for Mozilla Labs, says that Mozilla is looking to develop an open, extensible framework for online services.

I'm building Gentoo stages

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Gentoo

Daniel Robbins: Just wanted to let you know that I've started building Gentoo stage1, stage2 and stage3 tarballs for x86, i686 and amd64, and am making them available online.

Free/Open-source Educational Software for Kids

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Software

junauza.blogspot: I have here a list of some of the most valuable free/open-source educational software for kids. I hope this will in some way serve as a guide to those who want to teach their child at home without the need for spending some extra money.

OpenOffice.org 2.3.1 Released

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OOo

openoffice.org: The OpenOffice.org Community announces the immediate availability of OpenOffice.org 2.3.1. This is a minor bug fix release with no new features for users. However, as this release also fixes a security vulnerability, we recommend all users should upgrade to this release.

Kubuntu Tutorials Day

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: With KDE4 only a month away, now is the time to get involved in becoming a Kubuntu developer. We've set up these IRC sessions below to get you started.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to configure webcam in Debian Linux

  • Using one time passwords to temporarily open firewall ports
  • Hacking RPMs with rpmrebuild
  • Knock, Knock, Knockin' on EnGarde's Door (with FWKNP)
  • USB PCLinuxOS 2007 install tutorial
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