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New version of Blender

Version 2.40 of Blender has been released. One of the biggest advances with this new release is the Fluid Dynamics system. Can't wait to try it out.

You can find Blender documentation here.


OpenOffice 2.0.1 released

The project has released version 2.0.1. Mostly bugs have been fixed, but some brand new features have been added as well.


Apache releases Geronimo 1.0

The Apache Software Foundation has released Geronimo 1.0, an open source application server.


Linus prefers KDE

Here is an interesting thread from a GNOME mailing list. Seems Linus Torvalds prefers KDE or GNOME as an interface for Linux.


Blenderart Magazine now available

It's been out for a few weeks, but in case you missed it, Blenderart Magazine issue 1 is now available for download.


Aussie company replacing MS Office with OpenOffice

ZDNet Australia has a cool report on a firm in Melbourne, Australia replacing MS Office with The primary reason? Cost! Imagine that!


Learn more about a revolutionary

It's not everyday you find a young billionaire trying to change the world with open source software, but that's exactly what Mark Shuttleworth is doing. Shuttleworth is a South African-born businessman with very a lofty goal... spread open source, everywhere. His efforts include Ubuntu Linux, the OpenCD and the Shuttleworth Foundation. It is simply amazing how much progress his various efforts have made, and in a fairly short period of time. If you don't know Mark Shuttleworth now, learn more about this man. He is making people realize how important open source is, and how it can help everyone.


Mandriva's new site looking good

I like the way Mandriva has changed their various web portals. It took some time to get used to, but overall, it is a well-rounded setup.


Micro Center and Linspire

Here is an interesting Linspire Letter dealing with Micro Center and desktop Linux vendor, Linspire.