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LibreOffice Beta for Windows and Linux

LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice. That requires a bit of explanation for those not familiar with open source slang. A decade ago, Sun Microsystems donated the code for their office program, StarOffice, to the open source community as the Open Office office suite. They contintued to develop proprietary components for OpenOffice, while OO took on a life of its own under the terms of a variant of the GPL. Since Oracle bought Sun about a year ago, many in the linux and open source communities have been concerned that Oracle might just ignore Open Office. LibreOffice is a result...

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Debian Linux Desktop Tour

Here’s a quick tour of the default Debian desktop. This is the Debian 4 v 5 desktop, but I looked at some screenshots of Debian 5, which just came out, and it doesn’t seem to have changed much. This is not a HOWTO. It’s the highlights of WHATIS. For a detailed description of the contents of Debian, you can go here. If you have never tried Linux, what I hope you will conclude after looking at the rest of the post is, “This isn’t so different from what I’m used to after all.”

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When Ubuntu Users Go Rogue: One Woman’s Story of Predjudice.

The original article on the station:WKOW – ‘Woman blames Dell for missing online classes’. Maybe an antagonizing title as it brought many Dell and Ubuntu users online to blast the TV station and the woman. And why did Ubuntu users do this? Well – this person wanted Windows instead of Ubuntu. The story starts out where the Abbie wanted a laptop for her studies. She bought one from Dell for $1100. The machine came loaded with Ubuntu – which Abbie hadn’t heard about until that point. When she called Dell, they told her that Ubuntu is a great OS and...

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Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.1MB) Brought to you by Citrix’ GotoMeeting – Free 30 day trial – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You’ve been working at your job for years. You’ve made lots of money for the company and are the most loyal employee they know of. Yet, tough times are ahead and the company decides you are one of the 10% they have to let go to stay afloat. It’s a frustrating thing to have happen, but what are you gonna do? Now let’s flip that: You are at your job and survive the cut, but now...

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Podcast Ep #55 10-15-08 – Legend on the Internet

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (28.5MB) iTunes Finally Cleaning House? – Interviews with Jamie Miller and Bryce Whitty: Win $25 Gift certificate – Paythefan – Sponsor for CES – Aunt Passing At the end of the Podcast, we play a special song called “Legend on the Internet”, a song produced by local musicans and friends and written by @Sunspot_Mike of the Local Band: SunSpot Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Give to the Salvation Army

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Episode 30 – 4-23-08 – Weekly Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (22.7MB) Upgrading Cable – Live Show Monday 7PM EST – Upgrading Website – Win Zune or iPod – Firefox 3 On this day: Artificial Skin (1981), IE 2.0 Mac (1996), Dark Side of the Moon after 741 weeks finally left charts (1988) Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days atGoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. No credit card needed. Proud Member of techpodcasts. Visit http://www.techpodcasts.com/. Call the Hotline – 608-205-4378 geekazine (at) gmail.com  Download the show- Subscribe via Zune – Subscribe via iTunes

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Use Tech to Help with Your Resolution

I remember back in 1999 I resolved to give up Mountain Dew for a year (which I was addicted to) and reduce the amount of caffeine I drank. I also resolved to drink more water, and switch to a diet soft drink (which I couldn’t stand to drink before that). At the beggining of the new year, I finished my last Dew and went on the change. My result was that I didn’t drink Dew all year and slowly weened myself on diet soda, starting with 5% diet – 95% cola, then slowly changing the percentages. I also remember 2001 when I...

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Episode #12 12-19-07

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (30.4MB) Last minute Shopping, 24 hour Podcast, USB drive giveaway going til Dec. 31st. Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine MySpace – http://myspace.com/geekazine Sponsored by Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Sponsored by Buy.com Get $10 off $200 in our Computer store Shop Now at the Apple Store for Holiday Deals My Odeo Channel (odeo/e9728eb8b41c2e72) Download the show (MP3) Knol – Cnet Ribbit? – Digital Trends SSD in your Gadgets? – Cnet USB DRM Restriction? – Wired OpenOffice Online Goes Beta – ArsTechnica Commodore Apple II – Yahoo On Geek.com: Replay...