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Monday, 05 September 2016 08:44

OpenOffice floats possibility of shutting down

The OpenOffice project has raised the possibility that it could shutter its doors, with Dennis Hamilton, the vice-president of the group that runs it now, having opened a discussion recently on how retirement of the project would look like.

Published in Open Source
Friday, 18 September 2015 11:25

Apache OpenOffice yet to fix five-month-old bug

The Apache Software Foundation has not yet fixed a five-month-old bug in the office suite Apache OpenOffice, despite the fact that it opens an user to an easily exploitable situation.

Published in Open Source
Want to live in the cloud but don’t quite trust it? SourceForge's open source project of the month for August may be for you! eyeos is a self-hosted cloud operating environment for business, schools and home built in PHP.

The newest operating system out right now is Ubuntu 9.04 which has as one of its options Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) designed for, you guessed it, netbooks. Earlier this week I loaded Windows 7RC on an Acer Aspire One. Let's try UNR on the exact same machine.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Wednesday, 25 March 2009 18:48

Are Linux apps and games worth paying for?

The Linux operating system is free; you can download it without paying any licensing fees. You can use it in the home, you can run a business on it, even a data centre. You can embed it within tiny custom hardware. Despite this, Linux hasn't become a household name. Paradoxically, it may be the perceived dearth of commercial applications which is a cause.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:58

Kogan claims cheapest 10in netbook

Consumer electronics importer Kogan Technologies is never shy of a bold claim, and it reckons it has the cheapest 10in netbook in the country.

Published in Home Tech
The Gendarmerie Nationale – France’s national police force – has been slowly introducing open source software to its 105,000+ policemen since 2005. In 2008 the decision was made to use only Ubuntu for all new workstations. A year on shows this has been a great success with happy users, a better network and cost savings of over seven million euro per year.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Thursday, 22 January 2009 15:07

LCA2009: Why ODF should be the chosen one

It is difficult to know whether Louis Suarez-Potts, community manager at OpenOffice.org, was conscious at any point today of the irony of criticising proprietary software while making a presentation using a MacBook.
Published in Open Sauce
Sunday, 18 January 2009 18:00

Move over PC and Mac; it's time for "I'm Linux"

The Linux Foundation hopes to succeed where Microsoft’s short-lived Jerry Seinfeld experiment failed, namely landing a glove on Apple’s unrelenting "I'm a Mac" ads. And not a moment too soon with fear of anything not Windows at a high as demonstrated by this week’s news about a young lady dropping out of College "because of Ubuntu Linux."

Published in The Linux Distillery
In this podcast interview, IBM regional executive Jonathan Stern gives an update on the Lotus communication and collaboration products. Lotus sales are on a roll, not just for the re-architected Lotus Notes and Domino 8 but also for enterprise social software offerings and the popular free Lotus Symphony office suite.

Published in A Meaningful Look
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 13:35

PCs for schools: an open source solution

Last year, when Australia went to the polls, one of the major promises held out by the Labor Party - which ultimately returned to government after 11 years - was the provision of computers to school-children, one for each child in grades 9 to 12.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 04 December 2008 03:05

Replacing Linux with Windows saves £1 million

A UK company says its switch from Linux to Windows will save it £1 million (almost $A2.3 million). How does that work?

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 19 November 2008 03:20

Sun Microsystems releases StarOffice for Mac OS X

Sun Microsystems has announced the availability of its StarOffice 9 productivity suite for Mac OS X. The news comes just one month after the open source equivalent of the latest StarOffice, OpenOffice 3.0 announced support for the Mac platform.

Published in Development
Monday, 17 November 2008 04:24

US consumers prefer OpenOffice to Google Docs

Hosted, and generally free, office applications are being touted as a big threat to Microsoft's dominance of the desktop, but a survey of US Internet consumers found that free desktop based office apps like OpenOffice are what Microsoft should fear most. For now at least.

Published in Development
A new release of IBM's Lotus Symphony office suite brings the software to a wider audience with a beta for Mac OS X and a full version for Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Can Symphony take a significant share of the office suite market from OpenOffice and Microsoft, or is the company's attempt to compete merely an Irrelevant Business Move?

Published in Development
As I write this article using Google Docs, I can't help wondering whether Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer really believed when he publicly told two Gartner analysts last week on stage that nobody uses it. Is Ballmer in denial or privately sweating bullets?

Published in Beerfiles
Sunday, 19 October 2008 14:22

Ballmer's buzz on Windows 7

Speaking at the final keynote of Gartner’s “Symposium ITxpo” in the US, Ballmer explained Microsoft’s stance on Windows 7, saying it’s “Vista but a lot better”, yet insisting Windows 7 is a major OS revision, and not a minor one, while criticising Google Apps. Oh, and yeah, it’s ok to wait if you want.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Monday, 13 October 2008 20:39

OpenOffice 3.0 released, ready for download

Finally out of the beta and release candidate versions, Sun Microsystems' OpenOffice.org 3.0 has been released for anyone to download and try for themselves. Here's my "first look" at this brand new Office suite!

Published in Fuzzy Logic

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