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Skype with care – Microsoft is reading everything you write

http://www.h-online.com

Anyone who uses Skype has consented to the company reading everything they write. The H's associates in Germany at heise Security have now discovered that the Microsoft subsidiary does in fact make use of this privilege in practice. Shortly after sending HTTPS URLs over the instant messaging service, those URLs receive an unannounced visit from Microsoft HQ in Redmond.

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Microsoft Exchange Alternatives for Linux

http://www.linux.com

Looking for a Linux-friendly groupware suite that can take the place of Microsoft Exchange in your organization? You'll find a wide range of alternatives for Linux that offer most (if not all) of Exchange's functionality.

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Top 10 open source alternatives

http://www.itpro.co.uk

We run down the 10 best open source alternatives to the business software we use every day.

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10 Linux Alternatives to Songbird

http://www.testfreaks.com

Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the alternative to iTunes?

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Alternative Browsers: Beyond Chrome and Firefox

http://www.linux-mag.com

Looking for a new flavor of Web browser? If the mainstream favorites aren’t doing the trick, or you just want to test drive something new, we take a look at several of the “alternative” Web browsers for the Linux desktop.

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Yes, Ubuntu can absolutely be the default Windows alternative

http://blogs.zdnet.com

And I don't just mean for geeks. I mean a real, viable alternative to Windows for many users despite the apparent quality of both Windows 7 and Server 2008.

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A Free Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Visio

http://www.makeuseof.com

Do you diagram? Chart? Maybe you sketch room layouts or wiring schematics? How about flow charts? Well I think we have a solution!

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Linux Software Picks: Six Alternatives to Photoshop

http://www.maximumpc.com

Although many graphics professionals turn to Windows or Mac OS to execute their designs, Linux is far from helpless in this area. While it helps that Adobe Photoshop, the undisputed gold-standard program that most professionals use for raster graphics, runs on Linux through Wine, there are several native Linux programs that offer some of the same functionality.

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10 free Linux alternatives to OpenOffice.org

http://darrenyates.com.au

OpenOffice.org has a reputation for being the premiere office suit for the Linux platform. Maybe so but these days, it’s not exactly a lean slab of software anymore, particularly if you just want to try a component and don’t actually want the whole box and dice. Netbooks are one device category that comes to mind, for sure.

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Open Source Alternatives: Osalt, open source as alternative

http://robertogaloppini.net

Osalt is aimed at helping end users to find open source alternatives to well-known proprietary products like Photoshop, Dreamweaver or enterprise products like Bea Weblogic or HP OpenView

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ES4 is Dead. Long Live ES4!

http://ejohn.org

Thomas Lord: «...The more urgent issue concerns the emerging W3C-based world: what will GNU have to offer there?» --
Miles Bader: «Hopefully, an alternative...» --

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How do you replace Microsoft Outlook? Groupware applications

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

How do you replace Microsoft Outlook? Do you go for Evolution or Kontact? Can a combination of Mozilla Thunderbird and Lighting do the trick? Do you split the features and are there any compromises to be made?

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NeoOffice - A Premium Free Office Suite for the Mac

http://www.fanaticattack.com

NeoOffice 2.2.2 is a sharp office productivity suite similar to Microsoft Office for the Mac, and has many features which surpass it. Unlike MS Office, however, NeoOffice is open source and therefore free. Like Office, it includes a word processor called NeoOffice Writer, Calc, a spreadsheet builder, a polished presentation program, Impress, and a database program called Base.

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The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives

http://whdb.com

Not every proprietary program can drive a person crazy, right? Some, like Norton Ghost, are superb tools for anyone to use. But, the fact that these tools are proprietary can drive open source fanatics up a wall. It’s not the price of the software that makes the real difference (although it’s a reason to migrate from one software to another for many people); it’s the idea that proprietary software comes with boundaries that keeps the user experience confined to…well, being the user. That’s enough to drive any developer crazy.

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Securing Linux laptops

http://www.linux.com

Laptop and notebooks are being stolen at an ever-increasing rate. In 2004, Safeware Insurance which sells computer insurance, estimated 600,000 laptop and notebooks a year were being stolen.

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