New and Improved: Opera 9.6

Oct 09, 2008

Version 9.5 of the free web browser Opera hasn’t been around that long, but developers have already released an update. Opera 9.6 comes with numerous improvements to the features in 9.5.

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OOXML Documentation: ISO Concerned

Oct 08, 2008

The International Standards Organization (ISO) is up in arms over the fact that documentation for Microsoft's OOXML data format is now publicly available on the Internet. Meanwhile, ISO members are nervously watching IBM's behavior in the standardization process.

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Experts leave Norwegian Standards Committee because of OOXML

Oct 06, 2008

On September 29, 13 out of 23 employees from the technical committee of Standard Norge signed an open letter announcing their resignations. The reason: Norway’s “yes” to OOXML

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RawTherapee Processing RAW files with RawTherapee

Sep 30, 2008

RAW format images offer more options for editing than JPEG formats – RawTherapee brings this potential to Linux.

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Browser Clone: Iron Instead of Chrome

Sep 26, 2008

A new product, Iron, is a viable alternative for those reluctant to reveal their personal data when using Google's Chrome browser. The Iron browser is based on Chrome's source code.

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Breakthrough: Open Source Firm Official Supplier to British Schools

Sep 26, 2008

The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), the government body with the mission of "Leading next generation learning," has for the first time included Open Source enterprises on their list of official software and IT service suppliers for the nation's schools.

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Enhancements to VoIP Software Ekiga 3.0

Sep 25, 2008

Ekiga, formerly known as GnomeMeeting, is an open source VoIP application with video support. The Ekiga project has recently incorporated major enhancements into its version 3.0 software.

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Eee-Box: Mini Desktop Doubles RAM in its Linux Version

Sep 23, 2008

Eee manufacturer Asus has expanded its sub-notebook series with a desktop version. The Eee Box with the Intel Atom processor is available in Linux and Windows XP.

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