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OpenOffice 2.3 and 3.0 (and IBM Symphony) Improve Interop With Office

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OOo

zdnet blogs: Even as its pushes the OpenDocument Format, OpenOffice.org — and new member IBM — are trying to deliver better compatibility with Microsoft Office. Good idea.

Mozilla spins off Thunderbird

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Moz/FF

desktoplinux: In July, Mozilla executives admitted that they weren't quite sure what to do with Thunderbird, the open-source e-mail client, since Firefox, the popular open-source Web browser, demanded most of the company's attention. On Sept. 17, Mozilla announced that it had decided to spin Thunderbird off into a company of its own: MailCo.

Also: Firefox 2.0.0.7 on Mirrors

First Look: REALbasic 2007 Gets Linux Support

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Software

adtmag.com: REAL Software has upgraded its alternative to Microsoft Visual Basic, and added support for Linux OS Ubuntu version 6.06. The new REALbasic 2007 Release 4 is a programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) that allows programmers to write true cross-platform applications in a language similar to Microsoft Visual Basic 6.

Compiz Fusion Community News Edition 14 for September 18, 2007

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Software

I welcome you to another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News. This week, we had some very obvious changes to our web infrastructure (hint, compiz-fusion.org) and some interesting additions to the code of compiz fusion.

Obtaining file information with RPM

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HowTos

Vincent Danen: RPM (the Red Hat Package manager) is the most widely-used package manager on Linux systems. One of RPM’s strengths is the variety of options it provides to verify file information, reset file information, and so on.

Swedish pharmacies fight fevers with Red Hat

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Linux

Enterprise Linux Log: Apoteket, the Swedish State Pharmacy and Sweden’s largest state-owned pharmacy chain, has chosen to replace all of its servers at approximately 900 pharmacies with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Open source pleased to see Microsoft in European legal hot water

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Microsoft

Linux-Watch: "Schadenfreude" is a German word meaning to take pleasure in the trouble of others. It's perfect for describing how open-source companies and supporters feel about Microsoft's failure to overturn the European Commission's decision that Microsoft has acted as a monopoly.

Also: EU vs Microsoft: the morning after

2.6.23-rc6-mm1, "This Just Isn't Working Any More"

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Linux

kernelTRAP: A frustrated sounding Andrew Morton released the 2.6.23-rc6-mm1 kernel as "a 29MB diff against 2.6.23-rc6." Many patches are merged first into Andrew's -mm tree for testing before being pushed to Linus' mainline tree during the merge window.

PC-BSD Day 13: The KOffice workspace

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BSD

ruminations: Where Kontact is a shell around various communications applications for the KDE desktop, KOffice is a shell around the productivity applications. During install PC-BSD gives you the opportunity to install OpenOffice.org and that you need to do.

Open Source Driver for ATI Radeon R5xx/R6xx

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Software
SUSE

opensuse news: AMD has recently released register specifications for the ATI Radeon R5xx and R6xx graphic devices. Engineers from Novell have now released a first alpha quality Open Source driver which currently supports initial mode settings. Next steps are adding support for more hardware, RandR 1.2 support, video overlay support and 2D acceleration.

Lack of license fee draws UK firms to open source

CBR: Open source software is gaining traction in key UK industries, as freedom from license costs and vendor tie-in lure companies away from the proprietary path.

Also: Reason 54,872 to use Linux

Don't fork Linux because of Linus

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Linux

linux.com: I recently read a blog entry on InfoWorld.com that urged the Linux community to fork the kernel into desktop and server versions because, according to the author, all Linus Torvalds cares about is big iron. Sorry, but that's both wrong and stupid.

Easy blogging with Pivot

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Software

linux.com: The GPL-licensed Pivot blogging software stands out among blogging applications because it requires no database, no extra libraries, and minimal installation effort. While it's still in an early stage of development, its flexibilty and the ease with which it can be set up make it ideal for those new to maintaining their own blogging Web sites.

We don't need a fractured Linux.

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Linux

ITtoolbox blogs: There is a big problem in the FOSS world. Especially with Linux. That problem is every group considers themselves to be on their own little island and only wish to concern themselves with their territory.

Dell's Desktop Linux Strategy: So Far, So Good

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Linux

seekingalpha.com: So far, so good. That statement sums up Dell's (DELL) current desktop Linux strategy, which focuses heavily on the Ubuntu operating system from Canonical.

Xen Cluster Management With Ganeti On Debian Etch

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HowTos

Ganeti is a cluster virtualization management system based on Xen. In this tutorial I will explain how to create one virtual Xen machine (called an instance) on a cluster of two physical nodes, and how to manage and failover this instance between the two physical nodes.

Mint Linux: The way Linux was meant to be

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Linux

blogbeebe: I've had a couple of folks tell me to try out Mint Linux. Last night, I downloaded Celena BETA 017. Tonight, I burned the CD and booted it up on europa.

Debating Distributed Block Devices

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "I'm pleased to announce [the] fourth release of the distributed storage subsystem, which allows [you] to form a storage [block device] on top of remote and local nodes, which in turn can be exported to another storage [block device] as a node to form tree-like storage [block devices]."

Today's leftovers

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News
  • PCLinuxOS

  • Is Ubuntu for You?
  • Does Microsoft matter any more?
  • Mozilla's New Focus on Thunderbird and Internet Communications
  • Will Linux Steal Apple's Thunder?
  • Why Windows Users Are Insane

Testing Compiz Fusion under Mandriva 2008.0 RC1

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MDV

Fabrice Facorat: After my proposal for having a customized Compiz Fusion in Mandriva 2008.0, I decide to activate Compiz and play a little with some of the settings. I tried to keep the settings simple in order to have a beautiful but also an efficient 3D desktop.

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