IRC Part 1 - Connecting to #fosswire

If you are familiar with the IRC protocol already, all you need to know is that we have opened up #fosswire on irc.freenode.net. Come idle with us.

You might have heard the term IRC thrown around in support forums or on blogs. If you are curious to learn what it is, then look no further: IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, and is a way of communicating with ...

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OpenOffice.org tip - change the default save format

OpenOffice.org logo If you have to do a lot of document exchange with users of Microsoft Office (particularly) Word in your use of OpenOffice.org, you might have to constantly keep switching the save format when you come to save into the Microsoft format.

If you find yourself wanting to change the default save format, you can find this option in OOo's Preferences. This process works for versions of OpenOffice.org ...

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Set up a system tray temperature monitor with KSensors

The CPU inside your computer is a very complex bit of electronics that can probably do an awful lot of number crunching. All this mathematical muscle generates heat, though, and a hot processor isn't a happy processor. Keeping an eye on your CPU temperature (and other temperatures in your system if you can) is a useful thing to do.

KDE includes a handy program for this sort of thing ...

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