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Bare-Bones OpenOffice PC in Wal-Mart's Back-to-School Bin

http://www.linuxinsider.com

"For years now, industry restrictions and tightening profit margins have forced PC manufacturers to shy away from offering productivity software on their new PCs," stated Eugene Chang, product manager for Everex. "Our main focus was to build a no-compromise, back-to-school PC with all the software applications a typical student would require," Chang said.

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AA dumps Open Office, buys Microsoft for ‘compatibility’

http://computerworld.co.nz

Microsoft Office is not cheaper, but it is almost impossible to work out the actual cost of open-source, says CIO

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Migrating a city government to OpenOffice

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"Dave Richards is an IT administrator for a city government. The city has been using OpenOffice.org for about six years. Dave's a Linux guru, and helps run an elegant, efficient Linux network with a nice big server and lots of fairly old dumb terminals running OpenOffice.org at a very acceptable speed."

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Running from Open Source: or how my ’school’ is avoiding Open Office implementation

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I have a real open source crisis at my hands. My ’school’ IT department has been pushing for the implementation of Microsoft Office 2007 in our 60 machines. The funny thing is, since our IT head is also our supplier, he too is pushing for this because he probably gets a commission. I’m the only one who has offered an alternative, Open Office, naturally.

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OpenOffice.org charts undergo cosmetic surgery

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OpenOffice.org suffers from a wildly inconsistent user interface (UI) that combines unique elements with borrowings from Microsoft Office. Now, in the upcoming version 2.3, it is finally having some of the cosmetic procedures it so badly needs -- at least in the charts subsystem.

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OpenOffice.org and mail merge: how to suppress the Address2 line

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Mail merges are a great way to save time, since they pull information from the same fields, over and over again with each new record in your database. There’s only one problem—all records aren’t created equal; they don’t all have, or all need, the same fields. This article solves that perpetual problem with labels.

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OpenOffice Sports All-Around Improvements

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"Going head to head with Microsoft 2007, the latest version of the free-for-all OpenOffice.org touts across-the-board improvements in the software's word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation applications."

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Open source: New target of malware?

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The recent OpenOffice worm may be a sign that malware writers are starting to target the increasingly popular open-source software, industry experts say.

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Desktop publishing with OpenOffice.org

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"Do you offer a program like Microsoft Publisher?" Some version of this question appears regularly on the OpenOffice.org mailing lists. Many people automatic answer "no," and say that Scribus is more suitable for desktop publishing. But, in fact, OpenOffice.org boasts two mid-level layout programs -- Draw and Writer -- each of which is far more versatile than its name suggests.

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OpenOffice.org 2.2.1 fixes bugs, enhances security

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The OpenOffice.org community yesterday released a bugfix and security update of the latest OO.org release and dubbed it version 2.2.1. No new features have been added since version 2.2 was released in late March, a team spokesperson said in the release announcement.

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Using the Navigator to get around in an OpenOffice Calc spreadsheet

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I've been talking about using the Navigator in Writer. Here are a few ways to use the Navigator in OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheets.

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Pick your own OOo, there must be one for you!

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

OpenOffice.org is probably the biggest free software project in existence today. It certainly is the biggest single piece of software one can download and compile in one go, with the core package hitting over the 100MB mark (while bzip’d) and the total sources going over 200MB.

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