Hands on Open Source

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Lulu.com, 2005 - Computers - 216 pages
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Hands on Open Source provides a practical introduction to some of the best open-source applications available. Easy-to-follow projects will help users to discover the flexibility and amazing features of some of the best open-source applications available, including GanttProject, Lucane, Grisbi, Kaboodle, VLC Player, OmegaT and OpenOffice.org. The book shows how to create a radio recorder, a database application, interactive text documents, and a custom Live CD Linux. Users will also learn how to fight spam, stream music, manage personal finances, and play open-source games. A considerable part of the book is dedicated to OpenOffice.org, an open-source office suite. The OpenOffice.org-related projects guide users through creating a mapping application, interactive Writer forms, web-enabled currency calculator, and much more. Hands on Open Source is the first printed book on the market that covers OpenOffice.org 2.0. The book covers Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms.

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