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linux-magazine.com: I am always of two minds about office suites or applications for children. On the one hand, I can see the value of offering a simplified interface for learning on. On the other hand, I wonder if children shouldn't start with the interface they will be using as adults. OOo4Kids balances these.
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acrossad.org: I recently read the article "Goodbye, OpenOffice. Nice Knowing You" by Mr. Serdar Yegulalp with great interest. OpenOffice.org has been of particular interest to me of late due to the recent controversy surrounding Oracle's Google lawsuit.
earthweb.com: I'm about to do something that will have more than a few people who know me thrashing around and screaming in horror. I'm replacing a free application with one I'm paying money for.
pcworld.com: My name is John Dukovich. I've been working with Microsoft Office applications, basically since they came out, and I'm a heavy user of Excel macros. I shied away from OpenOffice Calc for quite a while because initially I heard the macro feature wasn't as good as Excel's. However, when I got my hands on this book, OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macro Programming, I was curious and hoped to find I was wrong.
blogs.techrepublic.com: This past week I was troubleshooting an issue a client had. This issue had been haunting the client for some time and no one could figure out what was going on.
lockergnome.com: However, the time between updates make increase by a large margin.
acrossad.org: Today I downloaded and installed the latest stable version of OpenOffice, version 3.2.1. There were a few things that I noticed that gave me great reason for concern. Based on what I saw, I have serious doubts as to whether OpenOffice.org will continue to be free software/open source.
mybroadband.co.za: South African organisation Translate.org.za is best known for its work translating open source software into indigenous South African languages. Now, in addition to translating the software into additional languages, Translate.org.za has also released a book on using OpenOffice.org effectively.
maketecheasier.com: When most people think OpenOffice, they think of word processing or spreadsheets. What many people do not realize is that OpenOffice also includes Base, a database system roughly equivalent to MS Access.
earthweb.com: OpenOffice.org 3.3 will be the third release since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in January 2010. The first two, releases 3.2 and 3.21 were both relatively minor, and, from the just-released beta, 3.3 looks like more of the same.
linuxjournal.com: On July 19 the first developmental snapshot from OOO330 was released for early testers and developers and it appears 3.3 will have plenty of new features.