OpenOffice.org Version 3.0


OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Following three years of development, OpenOffice.org has now reached the landmark version 3.0, with a host of new features including native support for Mac OS X users. Head to http://download.openoffice.org to download the en-US, da, de, fr, it, ja, ru, sv versions, and monitor the platforms and languages page for details of the availability of other versions.

VIA FINDLAW: Supreme Court Grant of Stay in Ohio Voter Registration Lawsuit


BRUNNER V. OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY

(U.S. Supreme Court) – Per curiam decision of the United States Supreme Court granting a stay and vacating a temporary restraining order that directed the Ohio Secretary of State to update Ohio’s Statewide Voter Registration Database. The Supreme Court found that the respondents, including the Ohio Republican Party, were not sufficiently likely to prevail on the question of whether Congress authorized the District Court to enforce Section 303 of the Help America Vote Act in an action brought by a private litigant to justify the issuance of a TRO.

Read the 6th Circuit’s Opinion

FINDLAW:Daily Opinion Summaries for U.S. Supreme Court – 10/14/08


CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, PER CURIAM, SENTENCING

Moore v. U.S., No. 07-10689
Sentence for possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute is reversed and the case remanded where the district court’s statements during sentencing showed that it did not think it had the discretion, which was later upheld by the Supreme Court in Kimbrough v. U.S., to reject the Guidelines’ crack-to-powder cocaine sentencing ratio

Opera 9.6


Opera has always seemed a bit faster than the “plain vanilla” browsers. They’ve also kept plugging along from year to year, improving functionality.

Opera’s latest version includes new desktop widgets, integration with email and chat clients, and sophisticated drag-and-drop functionality. Opera’s homepage has more info. This version is compatible with computers running Windows 95 and newer or Mac OS X 10.3 and newer.

Download here.