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Q&A: Calif. CIO Steers Clear of Ideology on File Formats

by Carol Sliwa, Computerworld

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New Xandros Linux Server to Provide Enterprise-Grade O3Spaces OpenDocument Collaboration

Xandros, Inc. and O3Spaces, B.V., provider of O3Spaces Workplace collaboration for, StarOffice and MS Office, announced an agreement to provide OpenDocument and MS Office document collaboration, management and retention services for the forthcoming release of Xandros Server 2.0 - Standard Edition. O3Spaces Workplace provides any office user with a professional out-of-the-box extension for team and project collaboration. The O3Spaces plug-in for Xandros Server 2 will be available via the Xandros Networks update facility in April 2007.

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Mandatory Open Standards in Denmark

by John Goetze

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OASIS Symposium to Feature Keynote by Bob Sutor

Open standards supporters from around the world are expected to gather in San Diego, California, 15-17 April 2007, for the fourth annual OASIS Symposium. Centered on the theme, "eBusiness and Open Standards: Understanding the Facts, Fiction, and Future," sessions will examine SOA, identity management, Web services, business process, enterprise content, and information management. Presentations on OpenDocument, WS-BPEL, SAML, DITA, ebXML and other specifications will be featured.

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Dell responds to demands for desktop Linux

Dell Inc has announced that it is the process of certifying Novell Inc's Linux desktop operating system for use on its corporate desktop and laptop products following an overwhelming demand for Linux on its IdeaStorm site. ...
Pre-installed Linux topped the list by a considerable margin, with roughly 85,000 votes, or promotions, at the time of writing, followed by pre-installed (55,000)....

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