Briefly: OpenXML Translator; Magpie cases

OpenXML Translator; Magpie

In brief: Microsoft has announced OpenXML Translator 1.0, an open-source application that converts documents back and forth between the OpenDocument (ODF) and Open XML formats; the only Microsoft application supported at the moment is Office Word in the 2003, XP, and 2007 editions.... Magpie Outfits has put out a new line of cases for the first-generation iPod shuffle, sold for $20 each in 10 exotic patterns. The cases are made from vinyl with a clear plastic cover for the clickwheel.... Big Fish Games has released the Mac version of its puzzle game, Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst. The full game costs $20, but a free demo is also available.... Emails show that Microsoft felt threatened by Dell's new Linux systems in 2002, and considered cutting off the company's cash flow.... NEC has released the NP60, a projector it calls the brightest under four pounds that also benefits from a rapid start-up and configuration sequence.

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  1. Flying Meat 02/02, 09:32pm

    "Emails show that Microsoft felt threatened by Dell's new Linux systems in 2002, and considered cutting off the company's cash flow.... "

    wow. Microsoft could cut off Dell's cash flow? Apparently all PC vendors are Microsoft's hardware division. Lie down with dogs, get up with no money?

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