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PHP Puts Web Apps, Wikis in Users' Hands

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PHP, which was introduced in 1999 as Personal Home Page, has developed into a popular alternative or supplement to the Java and .Net enterprise application development platform, largely due to its relative simplicity of configuration, lack of licensing fees and ability to run on any operating system.

Also: HOWTO: Creating an Online Survey with PHP

OpenOffice nears download milestone

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The open source productivity application OpenOffice.org has been downloaded almost 50 million times since the project was started.

OpenOffice.org Releases RC3 of Version 2.0

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OpenOffice.org made available for free download a third release candidate of Version 2.0 of its popular open-source office suite Friday. The release includes bug fixes only and no new features.

Apache 2.0.55 Released

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The Apache HTTP Server Project is proud to announce the release of version 2.0.55, a security and bug fix release, of the Apache HTTP Server ("Apache").

OpenOffice.org Delays Version 2.0 Release

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The planned fifth-anniversary release of the ODF-compliant MS Office alternative has been pushed back to allow time for key bug fixes.

New MySQL database may ship next month

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MySQL is eyeing a November release date for Version 5 of its open-source database, a major upgrade that the company hopes will make it a bigger player among enterprise customers.

Tango Project aims to simplify, beautify Linux desktops

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Introducing the Tango Project, a collaborative effort on the part of a variety of software designers and artists to unify the visual style of software on Linux and other open-source desktops.

A survey of Linux Web development tools

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Choice is a good thing, and Linux users have plenty of it when selecting a program for Web development. Users can choose from the basic no-frills text editors, to full-featured "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) programs. Here's a survey of the best programs I've used.

Gary Edwards: OpenOffice.org 2.0

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As we approach the imminent release of the "stable" version of OpenOffice.org 2.0 (OOo 2.0), it is becoming increasingly apparent that OOo 2.0 and is going shake up the desktop software industry. The "clean" XML standard adopted by the OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee (TC) and the State of Massachusettst is at the heart of massive changes now under way in the multi-billion dollar office productivity software industry.

Why the DCC Alliance needs to love Synaptic

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Debian users have always boasted that their Advanced Package Tool (APT) was the best and fastest way there has ever been to install and delete software. They were right, except for two details:

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