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SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux free until 12-31-09

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SoftMaker is giving away the 2008 versions of their Office suites for charity until the end of this month. This is a commercial verison of Open Office. It is lightweight, powerful and fast. MS file conversions are much better than OOo. More details can be found here.

The state of the Penguin

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blogbeebe.blogspot: Over the past week I've been collecting ISOs and burning CD and DVD ROMs from them for the purpose of just seeing how the boot, and then taking a few moments to see how they look and generally operate.

From windows to Linux. Was there a choice?

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: Ever since windows came out, until Linux and it's brethren came along, there has really been no other choice of operating system. Before you get your knickers in a knot and start spouting off the multitude of operating systems that were available at that time, let me explain.

few points gleaned from time at informationweek

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: The only constant thing is change, and change has come my way. As of the end of 2009, I'll be leaving InformationWeek -- so over the next couple of days I thought I'd sum up a few points gleaned during my time here.

IBM developerWorks looks back on 10 years of Linux

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Web

h-online.com: On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, IBM's developerWorks site for software developers and IT professionals has compiled a list of the top ten developments in the Linux world. The list leaves out several things that Linux enthusiasts might be inclined to include:

Switching to Linux: One man's personal experience

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Ubuntu

scienceblogs.com/gregladen: Changing operating systems is not a task to be taken lightly. I generally follow the philosophy "if it ain't broke don't fix it." A year ago, however, the family notebook was broken.

$99 Linux PC in a keyboard launches

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Hardware

semiaccurate.com: THE ASUS EEE KEYBOARD might be the most desirable computer in a keyboard design, but it’s unlikely to be cheap once it launches considering all the little tweaks Asus had done to it since it was announced. Enter the NorhTec Gecko Surfboard.

Fedora 12 Constantine - Mixed feelings

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dedoimedo.com: Constantine is the name of a mediocre movie starring Keanu Reeves, the name of a few Roman imperators and also the name of the latest Fedora release.

Dell turns to Linux for quick-boot system

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computerworld.com: Dell announced Thursday that it's offering a memory module called Latitude On Flash that can boot up a computer in seconds. Dell's Latitude On Flash module snaps into an internal mini-card slot and allows computers to boot in a few seconds, using the laptop's main x86 processor.

5 Linux Tricks to Make Your Life Simpler

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Download a website in linux, change root password, play videos in RAR, five ways to logout from bash, and browsing in text mode.

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