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Study: > 21% of German PCs run OpenOffice

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OOo According to, a German IT service provider, the open source OpenOffice suite and its derivatives, such as StarOffice or IBM's Lotus Symphony, are installed on more than 21% of German PCs. Extensions for Business Users

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OOo is an excellent all-around productivity suite as it is, but you can add a few useful features using extensions to make it better suited for use in a business environment. Here are a handful of extensions worth considering if you are using as a business tool.

Oracle reveals strategy

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  • Oracle reveals strategy for GlassFish, MySQL, OpenOffice, and Solaris
  • Oracle will boost MySQL, release Cloud Office suite
  • Scott McNealy signs off in style
  • Farewell To Solaris Express Community Edition
  • 3.2.0 RC 4 available
  • OOo: Common Findbar

Go-oo – Better than Plain OO.o

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OOo If you’ve been frustrated with what you can do with, then you’re probably looking for more. And that’s what Go-oo can help you with.

OOo: New Print UI now integrated

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OOo Barely one and a half years after the initial plan, a new print UI has now found its way into with the integration of CWS printerpullpages into the latest developer milestone DEV300m70.

Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy

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  • Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy
  • Mergers: Commission clears Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems (PR)
  • Oracle power couple take Manhattan by billboard and the Gimp on the N900

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temporaryland.wordpress: I have had my N900 for about one month now. During that time I have enjoyed several “Wow!” moments. But, the N900 had one more big Wow! moment in store for me, one that I truly did not expect.

Stay away from until Oracle shows commitment, analyst says

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OOo A European IT consulting firm is warning large enterprises and government entities not to deploy until Oracle Corp. shows proof that it will invest as heavily in the development of open-source productivity suite as project champion Sun Microsystems Inc. did. is “a piece of crap”–or is it?

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blog.lassehavelund: Recently, a report (PDF) on a number of students opinions on Writer vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Word and OpenOffice .org Impress vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Powerpoint, whose conclusion is down-right depressing to those of us, who would prefer to see open source software introduced into education. I sought out to attempt to see if I could confirm–or debunk–the comments made by the students.

Also: 3.2.0 Release Candidate 3 available

some shorts:

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  • SuperGamer, 8GB of Linux-Only Gameplay
  • 3.2.0 Release Candidate 2 available
  • Number Crunching with Pelican HPC 2.0
  • LM_Sensors Gets A New Configuration Utility
  • The ChoKolate Linux Desktop
  • Linux on the repaired Laptop
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Fedora News

  • F24 Updated ISOs available. (Kernel with Dirty Cow Patched)
    It is with great pleasure to announce that the Community run respin team has yet another Updated ISO round. This round carries the 4.7.9-200 kernel along with over 800 MB of updates (avg, some Desktop Environments more, some less) since the Gold release back in June.
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  • LinuxCon EU 2016
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  • Fedora at LinuxCon Europe 2016
    The Fedora community has been at all European editions since 2011 and this is a report from the last one, which took place on Oct 4-6.
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  • Flatpak 0.6.13 Universal Linux Binary Format Is a Major Update with New Features
    Today, October 25, 2016, Alex Larsson had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Flatpak 0.6.13, a new major update for the universal binary package format for GNU/Linux distributions. For those not in the know, Flatpak is an application container that lets you package your open source project as a standalone binary that can be easily distributed across multiple Linux-based operating systems, independent of the package manager of that particular OS. Flatpak 0.6.13 is now the latest version, coming three weeks after Flatpak 0.6.12, and it looks like it's the biggest so far, bringing app layering support to flatpak-builder, as well as support for extension directories.
  • Flatpak 0.6.13 Released With Many Changes
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