By timothy from Slashdot's office-with-small-o-is-fine department
An anonymous reader writes "I recently joined a startup, we have about 10 people altogether in various roles / responsibilities, and I handle most of the system / IT responsibilities (when I'm not in my primary role, which is software development). When trying to price licenses, I'm finding Microsoft offerings require quite a bit of upfront cost, so I'm trying the alternative solutions. LibreOffice and Google Docs work fine for the most part (we also have some MS Office users); however I'm having trouble getting a good / cheap / free solution to email, contacts, calendaring and user management in general. We have some Mac users, Windows users, need desktop clients for most of these uses as well — and there doesn't seem to be a solution that satisfies these myriad combinations."
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By timothy from Slashdot's depends-who's-counting department
bonch writes "Chrome was recently called the world's no.1 browser, but Microsoft is accusing the source, StatCounter, of using flawed methodology. When a user enters a search in Chrome, the browser preloads an invisible tab not shown to the user, and these were being counted by StatCounter. Net Applications, another usage tracking group, ignores these invisible tabs and reports IE at 54%, Firefox at 20.20%, and Chrome at 18.85%."
Whereas the saturation of MSIE is totally organic, right?Read Replies (0)
By Soulskill from Slashdot's renamed-to-freedom-corn department
writes with an update to news from a few months ago that France had banned the growing of Monsanto's genetically modified corn
. After reviewing the evidence France submitted in support of the ban, the European Food Safety Authority has now rejected it
. An official opinion
(PDF) stated that they "could not identify any new science-based evidence
indicating that maize MON 810 cultivation in the EU poses a significant and imminent risk to the human and animal health or the environment."Read Replies (0)