News Category: Desktop

OpenOffice.org 3.1 Released

Article Source LWNMay 7, 2009, 5:38 am The OpenOffice.org Community is pleased to announce the general availability of OpenOffice.org 3.1, a significant upgrade to the world's leading open-source office productivity suite. Since OpenOffice.org 3.0 was launched last October, over 60 million...
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Will Windows Software Work on Linux?

Article Source Bright HubMay 6, 2009, 6:45 pm One of the reasons some people are reluctant to switch from Windows to Linux is that they are concerned they will not be able to use their Windows software. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to solve this problem. Wine One option is to use Wine ....
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Whatever Happened to OOXML?

Article Source Computerworld UKMay 5, 2009, 4:35 am Remember Office Open XML – a name chosen to be as confusingly close to OpenOffice XML as possible – better known as OOXML? Remember how just over a year ago this and many other blogs and news outlets were full of sound and fury, as OOXML...
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Mozilla ponders policy change after Firefox extension battle

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 4, 2009, 10:11 am One of the greatest strengths of the Firefox Web browser is its powerful extension system, which gives third-party developers the ability to expand the browser's capabilities. Although this extensibility delivers a lot of value to Firefox users...
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Can Konqueror Compete? A Look at KDE’s Browser

Article Source Linux MagazineMay 3, 2009, 9:14 pm The first test for Konqueror was to just run through browsing the sites I use on a daily basis — everything from basic news sites like CNN to Google Reader, GMail, Twitter, Gist, and of course I Can Has Cheezburger? for good measure. What I...
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If You Love Your Desktop, Buy A GNOME

Article Source Linux JournalMay 1, 2009, 1:10 pm Financial troubles are an ever more common reality as the economic climate continues to venture through the monsoon season, and not-for-profit organizations are no exception. Such appears to be the case for the GNOME Foundation, the forces...
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Multimedia in Linux - Video and Audio Players

Article Source Bright HubApril 30, 2009, 6:42 pm With Linux making huge strides on desktops, the biggest proof is in the media capabilities of Linux. With a couple of applications, your Linux box can now play any media format you throw at it. And with MythTV, you can convert your computer...
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Power Saving with Linux

Regardless of the state of the economy, price of electricity, or proximity to Earth Day, saving power is always a good idea. Recent advances in the kernel have brought energy-saving to a new level for Linux systems, enabling better control over power usage at the processor and on the motherboard...
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Open Source Telephony with Asterisk

Most people think of Voice over IP (VoIP) in reference to software phones like those used by the popular Skype service, but the term encompasses any technology that lets people speak in real time across the Internet, including softphones on the low end and full replacements for multi-line office...
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Firefox 3 for Linux -Part 1 How to Install Firefox 3

Article Source Bright HubApril 30, 2009, 2:37 pm Desktop Linux News claims over 50% of it's readers use Firefox browser on their Linux machines. Obviously, this isn't a scientific poll, but it does reflect the popularity of Firefox. Read more to find out why Firefox is so popular, and how you...
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