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'Free Unix!': The world-changing proclamation made 30 years ago today

It was 30 years ago today -- Sept. 27, 1983 -- that the seeds were planted for both Linux and the open-source software movement.

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Apache OpenOffice 4.0 review: New features, easier to use, still free

Lagging slightly behind Microsoft Office in features, Apache OpenOffice has a lot of functionality and flexibility, as well as tight integration among components. It's also free and open-source.

Secure your small-business network without spending a dime

A host of free security measures are ready to come to your defense.

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Apache Software Foundation may have hit a midlife crisis

The Apache Software Foundation has had a profound impact in shaping the open source movement and the tech industry at large. But tensions inside and around the nonprofit are raising questions about its ongoing role in open source projects today.

10 open-source alternatives for small business software

Forget costly software suites. Take advantage of these free applications to cut your costs and funnel more money into building your business.

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Top 4 open-source PCs

Single board or "open-source" PCs have open designs that can be replicated by other hardware companies and are inexpensive to manufacture and fun to use.

Review: Reddit Enhancement Suite makes Reddit browsing easier and more pleasant

Bring Reddit's page design up to date with browser add-on Reddit Enhancement Suite. With it, you can browse faster and follow discussions more closely.

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Apache OpenOffice gets a handy-dandy sidebar

In its first major revision in more than a year, the Apache OpenOffice suite now comes with a sidebar, from which users can launch their favorite tools.

Review: Open-source freebie jPDF Tweak gives you power over your PDFs

Add watermarks, combine PDFs, make printable booklets, and otherwise enhance your PDFs with this open-source program.

Review: LibreOffice 4 liberates you from Microsoft Office

LibreOffice is a competitive alternative to Microsoft Office that is extensible, highly compatible, highly configurable, and free.