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Study: > 21% of German PCs run OpenOffice

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OOo According to, a German IT service provider, the open source OpenOffice suite and its derivatives, such as StarOffice or IBM's Lotus Symphony, are installed on more than 21% of German PCs. Extensions for Business Users

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OOo is an excellent all-around productivity suite as it is, but you can add a few useful features using extensions to make it better suited for use in a business environment. Here are a handful of extensions worth considering if you are using as a business tool.

Oracle reveals strategy

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  • Oracle reveals strategy for GlassFish, MySQL, OpenOffice, and Solaris
  • Oracle will boost MySQL, release Cloud Office suite
  • Scott McNealy signs off in style
  • Farewell To Solaris Express Community Edition
  • 3.2.0 RC 4 available
  • OOo: Common Findbar

Go-oo – Better than Plain OO.o

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OOo If you’ve been frustrated with what you can do with, then you’re probably looking for more. And that’s what Go-oo can help you with.

OOo: New Print UI now integrated

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OOo Barely one and a half years after the initial plan, a new print UI has now found its way into with the integration of CWS printerpullpages into the latest developer milestone DEV300m70.

Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy

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  • Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy
  • Mergers: Commission clears Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems (PR)
  • Oracle power couple take Manhattan by billboard and the Gimp on the N900

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temporaryland.wordpress: I have had my N900 for about one month now. During that time I have enjoyed several “Wow!” moments. But, the N900 had one more big Wow! moment in store for me, one that I truly did not expect.

Stay away from until Oracle shows commitment, analyst says

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OOo A European IT consulting firm is warning large enterprises and government entities not to deploy until Oracle Corp. shows proof that it will invest as heavily in the development of open-source productivity suite as project champion Sun Microsystems Inc. did. is “a piece of crap”–or is it?

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blog.lassehavelund: Recently, a report (PDF) on a number of students opinions on Writer vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Word and OpenOffice .org Impress vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Powerpoint, whose conclusion is down-right depressing to those of us, who would prefer to see open source software introduced into education. I sought out to attempt to see if I could confirm–or debunk–the comments made by the students.

Also: 3.2.0 Release Candidate 3 available

some shorts:

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  • SuperGamer, 8GB of Linux-Only Gameplay
  • 3.2.0 Release Candidate 2 available
  • Number Crunching with Pelican HPC 2.0
  • LM_Sensors Gets A New Configuration Utility
  • The ChoKolate Linux Desktop
  • Linux on the repaired Laptop
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EU-Fossa project submits results of code audits

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  • Wunderlist Electron App for Linux
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  • Enter the Wasteland: Mad Max now available for Mac and Linux
  • What a lovely day! Mad Max releases for Mac and Linux
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