I have a test drive for Kubuntu 8.10 this morning. I am very happy about the improvements of KDE 4.1. That is beautiful! I fall in love with it. But I think that is trade over about that. I found that is not as smooth as the VM which installed Ubuntu 8.04 (with latest updates, the keneral should have updated). The graphics is causing the slowdown!
There are some replacements for Visio such as Kivio and OpeofficeDraw. I tried them, but I picked Dia. Firstly, it got most of the whole set of Visio objects. Moreover, the interface is the simplest one. Those are the reasons I like it.
At the website of OpenOffice, that is only providing RPM. Ununtu doesn't support that, and dapper has not version 3.0 yet. So it needs to do manually.
1. Go to http://download.openoffice.org/other.html
2. Download Linux DEB.
3. Untar the package.
4. Go to ./DEB
5. Go to ./DEB/desktop-integration
This is to create the shortcuts in our menu group.
Note that: if you have installed the previous version of OpenOffice, please remove that. Unless dpkg will generate an error message to tell you the packages have the conflicts.
Openoffice Administration Guide
"Cloud" will be the hottest term for next few years in IT. I found a company provide a kind of hosting calls "Cloud Hosting". That sounds interesting. There is a webcast in their website, http://www.rackspacecloudevent.com/. They said they will host your website in a cluster of servers. Interesting.