OpenOffice 3.2 was released about a month ago. It has many improvements over the previous versions including faster startup, better compatibility with MS Office etc. In this article, we show you hou how you can install OpenOffice 3.2 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala from PPA.

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Pixart SRL, an Open Source company has alleged Microsoft with dominating the Operating System market in Argentina through its Windows Starter Kit.

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Ubiquitous Corp, a Tokyo based company has claimed a boot time on one second. This technology which they are calling QuickBoot can boot any Linux of Android in one second and has a wide implementation.

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With the upcoming 10.04 release of Ubuntu and its various variants, a new variant has been added to the list of official variants – Lubuntu. Like Kubuntu and Xubuntu, Lubuntu is basically Ubuntu with another desktop environment. Lubuntu uses LXDE as its GUI, as opposed to GNOME which is used in Ubuntu. LXDE is a [...]

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TurboHercules, a French firm dealing in Open Source Mainframe software has filed its antitrust complaint on IBM which is the third one in the line for IBM.

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The FSF recently announced its annual Advancement of Free Software award to John Gilmore. John Gilmore was the co-founder of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and one of the first employees at Sun.

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jolicloud[1]

Jolicloud has switched from the Mozilla driven Prism platform to a Chrome-based web app platform, which is similar to the Google Chrome OS.

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Ubuntu One Music Store is now available for the public. It had been in closed beta for quite some time now and all that we knew about it came from the few beta testers’ blogs. The store is, however, still considered as a beta and will be available as a plugin with Rythmbox.

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TestDrive

TestDrive is a software for Ubuntu using which you can download and test the latest Ubuntu build conveniently. It automates the process of downloading and installing the latest Ubuntu builds in a virtual machine. In this article, we show you how you can install and use TestDrive in Ubuntu from Hardy to Lucid.

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FOSS Friday brings you the best of FOSS news and tips, covered over the week.

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World’s first Android powered car, the Roewe 350 is coming soon. The car is manufactured by Roewe which is a Chinese company and the unit of the car powered by Android version 2.1 is the GPS device.

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Linus Torvalds is the most influential Open Source Blogger. The ranking system places Tim O’ Reilly, Linus Torvalds, Google’s Chris Messina, Jonathan Schwartz and Gnome and Mono founder Miguel de Icaza in order of their popularity.

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FOSS fanatics are messing up with departmental store computers by quietly installing Linux on them. According to them, this is an opportunity for them to let people know about other Operating Systems than Windows..

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Isn’t the CLI( Command Line Interface) what we left behind years ago? Isn’t that what we have been trying to beautify by writing programs to add a front-end to our boring illegible command line applications?

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opengl

OpenGL 4.0 introduces a better support for GPU and an advanced tessalation, which breaks a model into smaller patches or surfaces for better handling and rendering. The OpenGL standard, when adapted to the version 4.0, is presumed to match the qualities of that of DirectX 11.

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