An anonymous reader writes: In December 2006, the Finnish Ministry of Justice decided to migrate to the open source OpenOffice.org office suite. The ministry and its administrative sector will also adopt the OpenDocument ISO standard for the file format of office documents.
After the migration, OpenOffice.org will be the primary office suite for 8500 persons and Microsoft Office for 1500 persons. All Windows XP workstations of the ministry and its administrative sector are installed with OpenOffice.org version 2.
onethumb writes: "I finally found some time to play with OpenID, and I'm happy to announce that hundreds of thousands of SmugMuggers are OpenID enabled. The spec is simple and elegant, and I really think it'll spread everywhere. I break down a little of what I did, what worked, and what didn't. Long live decentralized identity!"
from the whoops-our-bad dept.
Gearu writes in with an article about a hefty refund coming to New Zealanders. It opens, "Telecom New Zealand has admitted it made an error with its Go Large broadband plan and is to credit customers of the service. An internal technical review of the service, launched in October, identified an issue with how internet traffic was being managed on the plan. The Go Large plan was promoted as having traffic management applied to certain applications, but since December the traffic management process had affected all forms of activity.
With around 60,000 customers on the Go Large service, the refunds were expected to total $7.5 million to $8.5 million."
swehack writes: "The germans over at Winhistory.de managed to get their Windows XP Professional to run on an Intel Pentium clocked down to 8MHz and 20MB RAM. Here is the english version of their article, with plenty of pictures. On a related note they also won the golden hourglass for 'extreme waste of time'. What obscure hardware configurations have you managed to get Windows running on?"