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Novell the company behind Suse Linux has recently received an unsolicited buyout offer from a hedge fund. The offer states the value of Novell at $1.8 billion.

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Washington post, took a step quite different from others. Don Graham, the CEO of Washington Post said on Tuesday that the site will not charge for online content, but will charge users though an iPhone app which will be a paid service.

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SoftMaker Office 2010 is available for a free public beta testing for Linux users. The Office suite matches Microsoft Office in functionality and is and the best alternative to MS Office on the Windows platform and to OpenOffice.org on Linux.

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Red Star OS has been developed by North Korean IT specialists to meet the needs and requirements of the North Korean people and the government, respectively.

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Robert Ancell is the lead developer behind Simple Scan and the application has recently been accepted to be included in Ubuntu 10.04. Not only does it allow us to scan images, we can also attach them to our favorite email client in a few clicks.

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The World Bank has managed to pull off an excellent humanitarian relief effort, thanks to open source maps by Tom Buckley and Schuyler Erle.

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Mark Reinhold said in a recent webcast that Oracle has plans of merging the two JVMs available for Java, namely the Sun HotSpot and the JRockit.

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In a recent interview, Mark Shuttleworth said that the Humanity theme will possibly be replaced by a new Enlightenment from Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx onwards.

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Firefox for mobile recently got officially accepted by Nokia to be put into the Ovi Store. The Ovi Store approval process took around two weeks to be approved but it is finally through and available for download right from the Ovi Store.

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Have you heard of the famous Plants Vs. Zombies game? If not, it is an awesome game which takes you through varied levels of adventures and it is for Linux.

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CodePlex foundation, a Microsoft backed Open-Source foundation dealing in hosting and supporting Open-Source projects, is quite notorious. Some accuse it of supplying code to be put as proprietary windows codes while others regard it as an attempt by Microsoft to pacify FOSS fans. Either way, Microsoft is working with Open-Source and it is a good sign.

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This is an animated wallpaper pack for Ubuntu with a size of less than one MB. The wallpaper changes with the time of the day automatically.

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US based software firm Adobe is officially a part of the Wireless Linux group LiMo. LiMo focuses on the development of Linux for mobile devices, especially hand-held devices like cellphones.

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The first OOoCon was held way back in 2003 at Germany and since then, it has made a huge impact on the growth and promotion of OpenOffice.org. This time too, the conference is to be held at Hungary.

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The father of Linux, Linus Torvalds has given the Nexus One from Google a big thumbs-up. He is happy the phone uses the Android platform which is a Linux fork.

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