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OpenOffice.org, sorta-Aqua edition

Paul Bissex
As of yestderay, an early version of OpenOffice.org for the Mac is available for download. Not the X-Windows port, but a step toward a full-fledged native application. Until this point, you only had NeoOffice if you wanted Aqua widgetry and a semblance of native OS X experience. NeoOffice is quite good, but it launches terribly slowly. Whereas this new build of OOo launches in under ten seconds on my slowish Powerbook.

Microsoft steps up FUD campaign against Linux

Paul Bissex
Here it comes: “Novell pays us some money for the right to tell customers that anybody who uses SUSE Linux is appropriately covered,” Ballmer said. This “is important to us, because [otherwise] we believe every Linux customer basically has an undisclosed balance-sheet liability.” I’ve been working on slogans for this new campaign. For a reasonablelicensing fee I will allow Microsoft to use this one: “Don’t get sued – get SUSE!