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Revelation: Why I Still Use Microsoft Word

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junauza.com: Even though I use Linux on my main workstation, I have to admit that I can't live without Microsoft Word so I have it installed through Wine and VirtualBox.

OpenOffice gets a branded mouse with 18 buttons

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Popular open source office suite OpenOffice has partnered with a company named WarMouse to release the first mouse built specifically for the application. The mouse features a whopping 18 programmable buttons with double-click functionality.

Lesser Known, But Very Helpful Features in OpenOffice.org Writer

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linux.com: Anyone using Linux (or any operating system for that matter) should know about the OpenOffice.org office suite. But when you really start getting down to business, you will find there are features tucked away in this software that you may not have known existed.

3 recent OpenOffice.org extensions

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linuxjournal.com: Although I do most of my professional writing in Bluefish, I usually use OpenOffice.org at least once a day. Consequently, I keep a close eye on the OpenOffice.org Extensions page.

6 must have addons to enhance your Openoffice.org experience

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ghabuntu.com: What makes this great office suite wonderful to use is the extent to which you can customize it with the thousands of freely available addons.

OpenOffice celebrates 100 million downloads since version 3.0

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  • OpenOffice project celebrates 100 million downloads since version 3.0
  • 100.000.000 downloads

A sneak preview of new OpenOffice 3.2 part 2

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linuxcrunch.com: In this second part, I will explore with you the new features of Chart, Calc and Base (applications within Oo package).

A sneak preview of new OpenOffice 3.2

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linuxcrunch.com: The last developer milestone ( DEV300m60) of OpenOffice.org has been released. The next version of OpenOffice.org 3.2 has more than 42 features and 167 enhancements . The final version is expected to be available at the end of November 2009.

Happy 9th Birthday OpenOffice.org!

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blogs.sun.com: Nine years ago today, Oct 13th, OpenOffice.org was called into being. It has been a pretty successful 9 years, with OOo having achieved approx 10% market share and even more in certain segments and countries.

New Chart features in OpenOffice.org 3.2

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blogs.sun.com: Interested in the new Chart features that will be available in OOo 3.2? Have a look: Another new chart type in OpenOffice.org 3.2 is the Filled Net Chart. Bubble Chart is available as new chart type now. Bubble Charts are similar to the XY Charts.

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Security: Updates, Europol/DDOS, ZTE, F-Secure

  • Security updates for Thursday
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  • Hackers built a 'master key' for millions of hotel rooms
    Security researchers have built a master key that exploits a design flaw in a popular and widely used hotel electronic lock system, allowing unfettered access to every room in the building. The electronic lock system, known as Vision by VingCard and built by Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy, is used in more than 42,000 properties in 166 countries, amounting to millions of hotel rooms -- as well as garages and storage units.