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Comment Re:Finally, some sense (Score 1) 229

... "Heaven knows I'm miserable @#%^H!*( NO CARRIER

Shit, are people still listening to The Smiths in the future?

I'm afraid, Very afraid. I am listening to my portable music playing device while I read this. As soon as I got to this part of the thread, who should come out of the earphones but The Smiths singing Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now.

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Submission + - Real answers to the question (itwire.com)

WirePosted writes: "A friend said to me recently that "Firefox is for the home, Internet Explorer is for the office." His comments reflect commonly found stigma and fears that free and open source software — and Linux too — are not suitable for a business environment. Let me set the record straight, giving real feedback from companies who have made the switch and don't look back."
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Submission + - Xena: Archive software using open formats

solferino writes: "The National Archives of Australia has released Xena under GPL2. Xena detects the file format of digital objects and, where necessary, converts these objects into open formats. They define an open standard as 1) Full specification available without restriction, 2) Community developed, 3) Multiple implementations and 4) No licensing constraints. The list of file formats they detect and convert includes MS Word docs (converted to ODF). Their aim, as befits an archive, is the long term preservation of digital records."

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