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News :: Media Criticism

OpenOffice.org Releases Second Beta Version of its 2.0 Suite

Bug laden, garbage software marketed to the masses

Updated: After a review of about 600 software bugs, the second beta version of penOffice.org 2.0, featuring the OASIS-approved XML file format, has been released for testing.



A new version of OpenOffice.org 2.0 is being released for beta in advance testing this week, the second beta release of the free software available for computer users. By Gene Koprowski

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News :: Environment & Food : Peace & War : Poverty & Urban Development

Overseas deployments hinder National Guard hurricane presence

You will fin this article on the following link. However, it looks like the original title has been changed.

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News :: Media Criticism

The Web: Experts eye Web's next generation

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The National Science Foundation's early-stage plans to build a next-generation Internet should focus on creating an environment where safety and security are the key considerations -- factors not integral to the original Web when it was conceived more than a generation ago, experts told UPI's The Web.
The new project, first discussed publicly last week during a scientific conference in Philadelphia, is dubbed the Global Environment for Networking Investigations, or GENI, and is estimated to cost at least $300 million to build. The primary idea is to focus on "pervasive computing" projects, as experts call them -- improving the performance of personal digital assistants, mobile phones and similar technologies, so millions of additional consumers can easily come online. By Gene Koprowski

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Commentary :: Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Peace & War

U.S. Corporations March Into Baghdad, at the expense of self-determination

The Bush Agenda is moving ahead in Iraq -- at the expense of self-determination and the general welfare.

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections

Venezuela To Seek Legal Action Against Robertson

After Pat Robertson called for the assasination of the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez did not respond in kind. Instead, he is filing for the extradition of Robertson to Venezuela as terrorism suspect under international law.

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News :: Media Criticism

Google, Skype Race Toward Next IM Frontier

Greedy bastards steal IM technology and use it for "corporations."

News Analysis: Enterprise instant messaging may be the future of the field, judging by upcoming projects from major vendors.

This week may well be the pivotal point in the emergence of instant messaging as a tool for the enterprise, as well as for consumers, according to experts.

Instant messaging plans were unveiled this week by Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Luxembourg-based Skype Technologies S.A, joining the IM offerings of Yahoo Inc. and other leading computer industry players. By Gene Koprowski

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News :: Peace & War : Resistance & Tactics

Aptos Family Decides to Vacation at Camp Casey

A local Aptos family decided to cut short their family vacation and camp out with Cindy Sheehan in Texas until about the beginning of September.

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News :: Media Criticism

Google Prepares to Take On Microsoft on the Desktop

Corrupt monopolist Microsoft facing the threat of a lifetime

Google is poised to compete with Microsoft and produce an alternate computing platform for PC users, analysts contend.

Google Inc., of Mountain View, Calif., on Monday launched a beta version of the forthcoming upgrade of its desktop search tool, and on Wednesday the company is expected to unveil a "communications tool" that is said to be a step beyond the company's current search-related business focus. By Gene Koprowski

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