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Gnumeric Crunches Numbers Like a Pro

Gnumeric is a lightweight spreadsheet program that is fast and feature complete. Much like its chief open source competitors OpenOffice and LibreOffice, its graphical user interface is nothing fancy. What it lacks in colorful design or exciting visual menu displays, however, it surpasses with its fo...

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AbiWord: Like MS Word but Without the Junk

Word processing is perhaps one of the most essential uses for a computer on any platform. The Linux OS offers more obscure word processors than other OSes; however, few of these apps offer users the staying power of AbiWord. The closest competitor to AbiWord is OpenOffice Writer, and AbiWord, like m...

Cognos Integrates Applix Into Product Lineup

Cognos has wasted little time in rolling out an integration map for its newly acquired analytics best of breed vendor, Applix. The deal, which closed at the end of October, is bringing to Cognos financial performance management capabilities. The integration of the app will take place in three stages...

McAfee Agrees to SEC Fine, Looks to Future

Computer security software firm McAfee has agreed to pay a US$50 million fine to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to settle charges that it pumped up revenue and earnings during the dot-com craze. The fine will help McAfee settle charges that it exaggerated both sales and earnin...

Applix Acquires Linux Auction Site

Applix, Inc. (Nasdaq: APLX), a provider of Linux, UNIX and Microsoft-based software solutions, announced today that it has acquired open-source auction site Cosource.com in an effort to pump up its own e-commerce and online information offering.

Applix Gives Open-Source Users and Developers A SmartBreak

Applix, Inc., (Nasdaq: APLX) a solutions provider for the UNIX and Linux markets, this week announced the creation of SmartBreak.com, a new Web site intended to accelerate support for users and developers working with open-source environments.

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