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[News] Oracle's OpenOffice.org to Get "Better Defaults"; OpenSolaris Updates

  • Subject: [News] Oracle's OpenOffice.org to Get "Better Defaults"; OpenSolaris Updates
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 07:47:22 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Better Default Settings, Anyone? 

,----[ Quote ]
| OK, OK! All of you who raised your hand and 
| are hopping in your seats to get called 
| upon for your suggestions, click here. If 
| your hand is sort of wavering at shoulder 
| height and you need a little more urging, 
| read on for more info on "Better Defaults", 
| the new subproject of Project Renaissance 
| which just began in the UX community.


OpenSolaris on System z mainframe hangs in the balance

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| The future of OpenSolaris on the IBM System 
| z mainframe seems shaky at best now that 
| Oracle has acquired Sun Microsystems, but 
| the platform's supporters are still 
| pleading their case.


OpenSolaris, Still Open-Source Software Ready to Serve

,----[ Quote ]
| ZFS is an advanced filesystem that offers 
| high performance, near-zero administration, 
| file integrity, scalability, reduced costs 
| and backward compatibility. Without going 
| into a lengthy and complicated discussion 
| of storage pools and block allocation 
| algorithms, realize that ZFS's design 
| features have the enterprise server in mind 
| to extract every bit of performance 
| possible from a disk-based system. ZFS is 
| an intelligent filesystem that can actually 
| adapt its read behavior on the fly for 
| complex read patterns. ZFS also provides 
| built-in compression and encryption.



8 Advanced OpenOffice.org Add-ons

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| OpenOffice.org (OOo for short) is a great
| office suite for Linux and pretty much any
| other operating system, but can always use
| improvement. This is especially true for
| templates and clip art. Fortunately, the open
| source community provides many add-ons or
| extensions. Here's a look at eight different
| ones:
| English Templates by OxygenOffice
| One of the biggest features you might miss
| from Microsoft Office is their templates. This
| might especially be the case now that they
| have integrated the online user-submitted
| templates, giving you even more choices. In
| OOo, all you get is two presentation
| templates, an assortment of presentation
| templates, and a few wizards to help make
| letters, faxes, and agendas--the bare minimum.
| Then on a different menu (File > New), you'll
| find shortcuts to work with labels and
| business cards.

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