Vyatta does open source networking with a mean streak

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| It's nice to see that Vyatta isn't relying on open source's alleged good name
| along as it tries to carve out a prominent place in the networking realm.
| More young companies should have the guts to kick their rivals where it
| counts.


j2 Global Offers eFax Solution for Users of Sun Microsystems' StarOffice,
StarSuite and OpenOffice.org Productivity Suites

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| “The integration work we’re doing with j2 Global will enable customers to
| quickly and easily send and receive faxes while using both StarOffice and
| OpenOffice.org productivity suites,” said Mark Herring, senior director of
| Marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc.



Office software shootout: OpenOffice.org Writer vs. Micosoft Word, round three

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| As in the previous two comparisons, Writer emerged as the winner in the
| majority of categories. However, in many categories, the decision is not as
| obvious as in previous comparisons. For the first time in several releases,
| Word's designers seem to be making significant changes. These changes are not
| always successful -- in fact, the reordering of menus into ribbons might be
| seen by the cynical as an attempt to hide some long-term embarrassments, such
| as the ongoing problems with master documents. But at least the effort is
| being made. Writer, by contrast, seems to be standing still, and some of its
| problems -- notably, cross-references -- are almost as long-neglected as some
| of Word's.
| As free software, Writer has advantages that Word is unlikely to match -- its
| philosophy, its price, its easy availability, and its frequent updates.
| However, speaking only in terms of functionality, Writer seems to be coasting
| a little on its reputation. If that continues, its superiority may be eroded,
| or dissolved altogether.


100,000,000 OpenOffice.org fans can't be wrong

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| Simon's official response explained the business rationale behind
| offering support for OpenOffice.org: "OpenOffice.org has becomep
| henomenally successful, Sun alone has shipped more than 70 million
| copies of OpenOffice.org 2.0," he said. "Out there, there
| are maybe 100 million copies of OpenOffice.org. It would be
| senseless to ignore that opportunity."