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May 26, 2009

Professional users are always searching for an edge. Whether you work with Linux as a webmaster, programmer, system administrator, or security consultant, you know the best solution depends on finding the right tool for the job.

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ODF Alliance: Microsoft Support for ODF is Lacking

May 20, 2009

The Open Document Format (ODF) Alliance has analyzed whether Microsoft’s Service Pack 2 for Office 2007 fulfills the promise for compatibility with the free document standard. Their findings give little reason to hope.

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Sun Developer on the Security of OpenOffice

May 13, 2009

In a recent blog, Sun developer Malte Timmermann took a position on the security concerns of the Ecole Superieure d'Informatique, Electronique, Automatique (ESIEA) in Paris-Laval, France. The subject was the vulnerability of OpenOffice, involving document macros, for example.

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Fresh Wind at Work: OpenOffice 3.1

May 07, 2009

Cute but astute: the new minor version of OpenOffice can do more than ever, such as cast shadows, position chart axes and provide structured conversations through comments.

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Rob Weir's Doubt: MS Office 2007 ODF Compatibility?

May 06, 2009

A recent test shows that the promised Open Document Format (ODF) compatibility of Microsoft Office Service Pack 2 is far from it. At least table calculations in Excel SP2 demonstrate big problems when converting ODF values.

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OpenOffice Impress Design Proposals in Final Lap

May 01, 2009

Project Renaissance of opened up proposals for "Access Functionality" design changes for its office suite on April 20, 2009. The Impress presentation application was chosen as the Guinea pig. Deadline for submissions is just around the corner: May 4, 2009.

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Fsniper Distributing files with Fsniper

Apr 30, 2009

Every day, computers are inundated with hundreds of files. Fsniper welcomes the new arrivals and processes them according to rules that you define.

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Workspace: Chandler Collecting and processing information with Chandler

Apr 30, 2009

We'll help you organize your data with Chandler, an application that lets you gather information and then decide how to use it.

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