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Developer Linux News for Sep 11, 2008

  • Adding a Nifty Conversion Calculator to OpenOffice.org (2008-09-11 16:33:25)
    Linux Magazine: "A conversion calculator can save you a lot of time and unnecessary mouse clicks when you need to convert values in a document from the imperial to the metric system (or vice versa). Although OpenOffice.org doesn't have a built-in calculator, you can easily create your own one using OpenOffice.org Basic."

  • Brain Teaser: Seemingly Random Number List Selection (2008-09-11 10:33:25)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "We're just about done with this series of somewhat disjointed posts on number pools and guaranteed matches. Hopefully, each post in the series has been somewhat entertaining and far enough removed from the starting post that we kept up some sense of originality."

  • Enhancing Multi-Screen User Interfaces Using Ghosd and Synergy (2008-09-11 06:03:25)
    IBM Developerworks: "Few modifications to your work environment can create a productivity change as dramatic as adding an additional monitor. The open source Synergy package provides an excellent method of linking many displays without purchasing additional hardware."

  • Second Life Recognizes Open Source Community With 2008 Awards (2008-09-11 03:01:19)
    Linux.com: "Linden Lab, creator of the online virtual space Second Life, recognized the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in its open source community this week at its Linden Lab Innovation Awards. Seven winners were announced at a "mixed reality" ceremony held both at a convention center in Florida and simultaneously within the Second Life system."