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Microsoft rethinks open source CodePlex site E-mail

Microsoft's CodePlex site could be revised before the year's out to signpost genuinely open-source projects, after the company got itself in hot water.

Sam Ramji, senior director of platform strategy, told The Register that Microsoft hoped to wrap up internal discussions over what to do about CodePlex and resolve the issue before the New Year.

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OpenOffice 3.0 Downloads Reach 10 Million E-mail

At the 6th Annual OpenOffice.org Convention in Peking November 5-7, the project could celebrate a new milestone in their 3.0 release: downloads of their office package have reached 10 million.

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Ubuntu: What exactly does LTS mean? E-mail

With the recent release of Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), a lot of hype was generated (Overhype or well-deserved, that’s for another post). One of the main highlights of all the stories, news and reviews doing the rounds are that this is an LTS version. But many people, mostly those who are new to Ubuntu, and even a few who are already using it, are not sure what LTS really means.

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What's Up with the GNOME Linux Desktop? E-mail

Linux desktop GUI gets more sponsors and cash as it gears up for the next big thing.

It takes money and it takes new ideas to build a better desktop, both of which are being raised by the open source GNOME Foundation. GNOME is one of the most popular Linux desktop GUIs and is included in nearly every Linux distribution.

The GNOME Foundation is now getting the official support of both Motorola and Google as sponsors and members of the GNOME Board of Advisors. The new advisors come as GNOME continues to expand the mobile Linux footprint as well as gear up for the next big thing – GNOME 3.0.

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Instant On for Windows 7? E-mail
Netbooks are small and cheap, but they are also lightning fast to boot - if you have a flash storage Linux-based one that is. A Windows netbook is slower than a tortoise wading through treacle by comparison. Could that all change as Microsoft explores an Instant On Windows OS?

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