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OpenOffice.org release 3 available now

October 11, 2008 Leave a comment

The big push doesn’t start until Monday, but the third release of the OpenOffice.org office suite is now available from mirror servers. I grabbed the Mac version (with native Aqua interface) from the UK mirror server a short time ago but there is a long list of worldwide mirror servers at the distribution.openoffice.org site.

I had a quick play with the suite this morning and so far I’m impressed. The Writer component managed to import my CV (resume) with no problems. It’s a Word document with lots of fancy tables so the software coped well to keep all the elements where they should be. The interface looks a little dated with white toolbars, but for a free office suite the Mac version of OOo 3.0 looks like a highly usable bargain. Also available for Linux, Solaris and Windows, read on for a screenshot gallery. Read more…

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Transmission reaches 1.0

January 5, 2008 Leave a comment

TransmissionTransmission, my favourite Mac Bittorrent client, has reached version 1.0 today. It’s available for a range of unix-ey operating systems including Linux, BSD’s and Solaris. Downloads are here.
Also mentioned on the site is Clutch, a web UI for transmission that allows you to remotely control your torrents via the web. I haven’t tried this before, but it sound like just the thing for managing my Linux distribution downloads from work.