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2008-08-11 03:00:16

By Rozana Sani FREE, open source office productivity tools are fast becoming the preferred alternative for users who are concerned about cost savings. Rozana Sani speaks to representatives of Sun Microsystems and IBM to get their views. Open source, according to its proponents, is being adopted across major verticals such as public, technical, educational, financial, and services sectors and even among small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Sun Microsystems' marketing director Chong Soon...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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