martin-k writes: "Looking for alternatives to OpenOffice.org or KOffice or Gnome Office? German software vendor SoftMaker today released the public beta of SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux, a commercial office suite that is also available for Windows and for Pocket PCs. The manufacturer pushes it for its high degree of compatibility with the Microsoft Office file formats, its speed, and its reliability. So, are you willing to venture into proprietary territory?"
Blog: Open-Xchange is releasing an easy to use, SMB-focused version of its email/collaboration software. What's particularly interesting is that it's built on Ubuntu, not SUSE, despite the founders' history with SUSE.