TECH TOOLS

Aug 25, 2008

This month we look at Seagate hard drive announcements; Mandriva's Gdium netbook; new Red Hat solutions; JasperForge v2; AMD Linux drivers; and Gnome Linux on Garmin's Nuvi 880, 860, and 5000 navigation devices.

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Workspace: Digital Signatures Digital signatures for documents and email

Jul 15, 2008

We'll show you the free and easy way to set up digital signatures for office documents and email.

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Open Office 3: Beta with more Extensions

Jul 14, 2008

The Open Office project has just released version 3 of the free office package.

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Web-based Office Tools Online office suites

Jul 11, 2008

A mobile office without a laptop? No problem – a new generation of web applications converts your browser into a word processor or spreadsheet.

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Office Suites A tour of OpenOffice alternatives

Jul 11, 2008

If OpenOffice is too fat and feature-rich for your taste, try one of the office alternatives. We found much to like and much to wish for when we put six office suites to the test.

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ODF Compatibility Open Document Format in practice

Jul 11, 2008

What happens when you feed an ODT document created with OpenOffice to a word processor like AbiWord, KWord, or Writely? Read on to find out.

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ODF Add-in The Open Document Add-in for Microsoft Office

Jul 11, 2008

With a little help from the ODF plugin, Microsoft Office can open up documents saved in the free Open Document format. A short test reveals just how well it works.

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Graphviz Graph visualization with Graphviz

Jul 10, 2008

Using drawing tools to manually create graphs and diagrams can be a slow and convoluted process. The Graphviz toolbox offers a faster way. Based on a short text with the information for the graph, Graphviz quickly generates a neat drawing.

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