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March 2009

Will the IBM/SUN deal happen?

I have not said anything about the said deal yet.  I have just read an InfoWorld article by Neil McAllister and must say that I agree with him.  This deal would be good for IBM and so more for us that work in the Application Development area within IBM.  Technorati Tags: sun, deal, ibm, linux, […]

Set the default terminal window size in Ubuntu (Linux)

The gnome-terminal uses a termcap file for its basic settings. To change these:Code:sudo gedit /usr/share/vte/termcap/xtermNow look for a line about 1/3 of the way down the file that looks like this:Code: :co#80:it#8:li#24:\To change the number of columns, change the co# number, in this case 80.To change the number of rows, change the li# number, in […]

Opening ODF Documents in MS Office

Sun ODF Plug-In 3.0 for Microsoft Office is now available, giving users of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint the ability to read, edit and save to ODF. Here are some highlights from the Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office webpage. ODF Plugin 3.0 for Microsoft Office ReleasedThis release includes support for ODF 1.2 and […]