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Paragraph and Page Spacing in OpenOffice.org Writer

Document design is all about space -- the space allotted to an element, and the space between and around elements. This concern is especially obvious when you are setting up paragraphs and page spacing. more>>

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GPhone Knocked Out By Android

Well, the news has finally come, and the geek community is shedding a tear: Google won't be offering up an Open Source smart-phone. However, it will be offering up an Open Source mobile-OS for somebody else's smart-phone. more>>

OLPC Rolls Off The Line

If you're excited by the "$100 Laptop" — even though it'll cost you $400 to get one — then this is right up your alley: There are now pictures of them coming off the production line.

That's right, One Laptop Per Child is in production, and there are pictures to prove it. You have have a look via the OLPC's wiki. more>>

Red Hat Is Up With The Sun

The ink appears to be dry on Red Hat's sign-up as part of Sun's open-source Java program, OpenJDK.

Red Hat will now be integrating the work it's done on the Java SE JDK, called IcedTea, with the OpenJDK project, and will eventually offer an implementation for it's Enterprise distro. Red Hat currently provides open-source alternatives to the proprietary elements that remain in OpenJDK. more>>

Microsoft To Open Up Live.com

The cyber-rumor mills are atwitter with the news that Microsoft may open up the live.com domain for email tomorrow. more>>

Linux Engineer Accused of Murder Goes to Trial

Hans Reiser, an open source Linux engineer, traumatized his 5-year-old son with violent video games and horror movies, prosecutor Paul Hora told jurors in the opening of Reiser's murder trial. Reiser is accused of murdering his Russian-born wife Nina Reiser, who disappeared in September 2006. more>>

A Little Ruby (the Book)

A long time ago, Brian Marick started working on a book called A Little, A Lot of Objects. It’s modeled after the excellent Little Lisper. Sadly, Brian never got past a third chapter, still a lot of people have enjoyed (and learned from) this book over the years. more>>

Good versus Evil: The JavaScript Wars

Microsoft's IE chief Chris Wilson is up in arms about JavaScript, and he's set his sights on Brendan Eich, Mozilla's CTO. It's definitely a battle to watch, as Eich is only the creator of JavaScript. Way to go Wilson: take on the creator himself. more>>

Seagate Gets Giga Bitten

If you've picked up a Seagate hard-drive in the last five years, dig out your proof-of-purchase and get ready. The drive manufacturer has just settled a class-action suit over the definition of "gigabyte," and will be issuing credits to affected customers. more>>

Everex To Do Notebooks Too

This week has been the Week of Low Cost Linux, with WalMart debuting a $200 Linux box, the Eee PC going on sale, and the OLPC opening up with an order for 100,000 systems. Now Everex is getting into the game with notebooks as well. more>>

Comcast's Gonna Get It

A veritable Who's Who in the Net Neutrality community have come together to ask the Federal Communications Commission to give Comcast a good spanking over the company's policy of diverting BitTorrent traffic. more>>

The Empire Strikes Back...In Nigeria?

A recent Linux victory has turned into a blow from Big Evil. It wasn't that long ago that Mandriva won a contract to provide the Nigerian government with 17,000 Intel PC's for local schools — complete with the latest version of Mandriva Linux. The deal was hailed as a triumph for open source over evil. more>>

Google Becomes The Mobile Linux Champion

With the recent announcement that Google will be entering the mobile-phone market with a Linux-based phone, speculation is beginning to surface on just what this might mean for Linux. more>>

Canadian Wi-Fi Company Sues Just About Everybody

Wi-Lan Inc., a Canadian company that holds patents on a variety of wi-fi related technologies, has filed suit in Texas against just about everybody. Among the defendants – charged with patent infringement – are Sony, Best Buy, Apple, Dell, Intel, Netgear, and 18 others. more>>

Don't Count Linux Out Just Yet

It's Revenge of the Geeks time, as Linux advocates are rallying to dispel the notion that Linux has lost it's edge in the server market. more>>

WalMart Launches $200 Linux PC

Beginning November 1, WalMart stores will be offering the Everex Green gPC TC2502, a Linux PC which retails for $200. more>>

WHOIS Under Fire

Things turned ugly at a meeting of ICANN — the body responsible for overseeing the registration of internet domain names — in Los Angeles today. more>>

Eee PC Hits The Market

The ultra-low-cost Eee PC from Asus, which comes pre-installed with a customized Linux distro, has hit the market with an asking price of $400. more>>

JACK Sync: A Primer For Linux Users

Recently I've been working with the transport synchronization capabilities of the JACK audio server. This article is a report on those capabilities as tested with a variety of Linux audio applications under the JAD and 64 Studio distributions.

JACK: The 1-minute Profile more>>

The GPhone Is Coming

Google is within weeks of unveiling the much-anticipated GPhone, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal. The final hurdle for the company is convincing carriers to accept the open-format device. more>>

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