AUGUST 7, 2008--There was much to celebrate at the [URL=http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/]LinuxWorld Conference and Expo[/URL] this week in San Francisco's Moscone Center, particularly if you're a developer building applications on or for the platform. Remember when gOS debuted as the operating system inside Wal-Mart's US$199 PC? The company yesterday introduced [URL=http://www.thinkgos.com/new/]gOS 3 Gadgets[/URL], a version of its Ubuntu-based distribution that launches [URL=http://www.google.com/webmasters/gadgets/]Google Gadgets[/URL] at start-up. Gadgets are miniature, targeted applications that can be placed on the desktop of a Web page; tens of thousands are already available for free. gOS 3 Gadgets also preloads the [URL=http://www.winehq.org/]WINE[/URL] Windows API implementation for X, and …

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Codeweavers has released a final version of CrossOver Office 6 - the software that provides Windows-application compatilibity - to both Linux and Mac OS X, marking the first-ever release of CrossOver Office for Mac. CrossOver Office is built upon the open source Wine framework, but provides additional features, such as an easy-to-use interface, and increased support of Windows applications. Although previous support for Windows games was provided by Apple's Boot Camp or Parallels Workstation, both required you to own a license of Windows XP, and in the case of the former required rebooting, and in the latter required a virtual …

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