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+ - Public Library software ideas?-> 2

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Devistater
Devistater writes "Setting up laptops for a public library, and would like to hear your ideas on free (preferably open source) software useful for patrons. For instance, Open Office (office suite), blender (3d graphics), scratch (learn programming), pencil (2d animation), gimp (image editing), VLC (media player), stellarium (planetarium), tux type (typing tutor), and dia (flowcharts) are all great choices. Useful tools, educational software, games, all suggestions are welcomed."
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Businesses

+ - Activision Blizzard will "Exterminate" job->

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Devistater writes "Just a few days after Activision and Vivendi (including Blizzard and Sierra) finished merging to become Activision Blizzard (ATVID), Thomas Tippl (CFO) talks about job cuts in a wide ranging interview. "We will exterminate some of our overlap through redundancy — but we will treat people respectfully." . I'm not sure how respectful it is to talk about "exterminating" jobs..."
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Businesses

+ - Activision Blizzard to "Exterminate" jobs->

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Devistater writes "One week after Activision and Vivendi (including Blizzard) finished merging to become Activision Blizzard (ATVID), Thomas Tippl (CFO) talks job cuts. "We will exterminate some of our overlap through redundancy — but we will treat people respectfully." Full wide ranging interview here. I'm not sure how respectful it is to talk about "exterminating" jobs, but hopefully they will leave Blizzard's developers alone to continue producing games such as Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King."
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Microsoft

+ - MS says Vista compatibility not solved in SP1

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Devistater writes "Microsoft says there's no need for businesses to wait for Windows Vista SP1, since "Applications that have compatibility issues with Windows Vista today will most likely continue to have the same issues with Windows Vista with SP1." That is a quote from one of a batch of Microsoft Vista RC SP1 whitepapers dated today, entitled "Enterprise Guidance for Application Compatibility Testing and Windows Vista SP1." In the same document they also state that SP1 may break Vista compatibility, "There is a chance that some applications ultimately will not run on the final version of Windows Vista SP1, even though they run on Windows Vista today.""

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