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[FSF] Free Software Supporter, September 2008

http://www.fsf.org

## In this issue
* Software Freedom Day
* Happy Birthday to GNU!
* GNU Planet
* gNewSense 2.1 released
* Spring 2008 Bulletin available online
* Submit your nominations for the 2008 Free Software Awards
* On the savannah, where the gnu roam...
* DRM down under
* Free Hexen and Heretic!
* Malaysian Government Dept switches to OpenDocument

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OpenOffice.org 3.0: What to Expect?

http://hehe2.net

Around 3 month ago OpenOffice.org released its 2.4 boasting quite an impressive arsenal of advancements. However if you thought 2.4 was major release, then you have seen nothing! Come September, OpenOffice.org will release it’s 3.0 version!

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Ten fantastic keyboard shortcuts in OpenOffice.org

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

A lot of software users I meet seem to feel they are not using their software as efficiently as they could. If that includes you, then listen up. Here is my list of the ten, lesser-known, OpenOffice.org Writer keyboard shortcuts that will help you improve your productivity.

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Microsoft Fights OpenOffice.org and ODF Using FUD, Technical Problems

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft returns intimidating error messages to those intending to open ODF; Notepad works where OpenOffice.org fails in Vista

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OpenOffice.org PDF import extension is now online

http://free-your-media.net

Beta version of PDF import extension for OpenOffice.org is now available online. Fully functional version, special features like importing layout of LaTeX PDF or import of complex vector graphics, will appear later. However even the preliminary version of this extension allows to open and edit PDF documents up to version 1.4. Files with restricted permissions are not yet supported.

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PDF Import and Hybrid PDFs in OpenOffice.org 3.0

http://www.oooninja.com

This new extension brings PDF import to OpenOffice.org 3.0. Also the extension introduces dual-format PDF-ODF files combining portable presentation and editing capabilities in a single file. Will hybrid PDFs be the next threat to OOXML?

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Louis Suarez-Potts: OOXML Has Zero Effect On ODF

http://www.efytimes.com

ODF as a default format was first adopted by OpenOffice.org (OOo). Naturally, when OOXML’s approval cast a doubt on ODF, we sought reactions of the OOo team, on how they viewed the future of OOo, ODF and OOXML. Thus, this interview, which was conducted over a series of e-mails, with Louis Suarez-Potts, community manager, OpenOffice.org.

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First look: OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta a big step forward

http://arstechnica.com

It has been almost three years since the release of OpenOffice.org 2.0. During that time we've seen community fragmentation and frustration resulting from Sun's heavy involvement with the office suite's development, and even a third-party online version that provides editing and collaboration features.

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OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta on the Mac vs. NeoOffice 2.2.3

http://fosswire.com

OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta is now out, and available to download. It has been a long time coming now, and one of the big new features being trumpeted is native Mac support.

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Behind or ahead

http://lodahl.blogspot.com

The problem with Alex Browns validation test is, that he is using a document from OpenOffice.org 2.4 and validates it against the ISO-approved standard. Jesper Lund Stocholm claims that he has created some documents with various versions of OpenOffice.org that doens't validates correctly.

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Install 3D Transitions for OpenOffice 2.4

http://tombuntu.com

One of the major new features for OpenOffice 2.4 on Linux is the 3D capabilities for Impress, the presentation component. The new transitions are not part of the default install, but as an extension. If you’re an Impress user, you may be interested in installing it.

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OpenOffice.org and ODF adoption in Malaysia - thumbs up!

http://www.bytebot.net

In an interesting twist (interesting for Microsoft and their OOXML apologists), about a month ago, MAMPU, the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit, decided that they were going to go OpenOffice.org and go ODF, and dump Microsoft Office by year-end 2008. This made its round around news sites, and everyone was naturally talking about it.

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Will OpenOffice.org support OOXML ?

http://lodahl.blogspot.com

The answer is no! The purpose is not to support an academic developed file format, but to help the pour users who by accident get hands on a document from Microsoft Office 2007.

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New Features OpenOffice.org 2.4.0 (available now)

http://www.oooninja.com

The multiplatform, multilingual office suite OpenOffice.org announces the official release of version 2.4 with 9 new chart features, 5 PDF export enhancements, text to columns in Calc, rectangular selection in Writer, bug fixes, performance improvements, improvements supporting the growing library of extensions such as 3D OpenGL transitions in Impress, and much more.

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OpenOffice.org Inches Closer to Mac

http://www.linuxinsider.com

OpenOffice 2.4.x will be the last release of OpenOffice that requires the X11 system to run on a Mac. The conversion of the OpenOffice system to a native Mac OS X application has been in progress for many years and has been hampered by occasional politics, funding and manpower issues. Users have long been waiting for a native Mac version that doesn't require X11, and now it's on the way.

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