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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.
Tag Archives: LibreOffice
Neelie Kroes is a smart and influential European bureaucrat. When she tells people “choosing open standards is a very smart business decision indeed” people listen.“When open alternatives are available, no citizen or company should be forced or encouraged to use … Continue reading
Not being content with making a huge impact in the market for desktop office suites, the Document Foundation is going after the burgeoning market created by Android/Linux. To speed things up, they are seeking an experienced team to organize and … Continue reading
Here and elsewhere we read that the mayor and M$ are drooling to pave over GNU/Linux with that other OS in Munich…“Suggestions the council has decided to back away from Linux are wrong, according to council spokesman Stefan Hauf.He said … Continue reading
When a monopolist loses one of the major components of its lockin and complains about it,“Microsoft believes it is unproven and unclear how UK citizens will benefit from the government’s decision.” we should all celebrate. After UK decided to standardize … Continue reading
By any measure, LibreOffice is a great office suite.“According to the Coverity Scan service, joined by LibreOffice in October 2012, the quality of LibreOffice source code has improved dramatically during the last two years, with a reduction of the defect … Continue reading
“All primary and secondary public schools in the Swiss Canton of Geneva are switching to using Ubuntu GNU/Linux for the PCs used by teachers and students. The switch has been completed by all of the 170 primary public schools, and … Continue reading
Yesterday WebODF released v 0.5.0 complete with a library, web editor and FireFox plugin.“Today, after a long period of hard work and preparation, having deemed the existing WebODF codebase stable enough for everyday use and for integration into other projects, … Continue reading
The effect of any implementation of a file-system depends on the product of not just the file-structure but all the software that directs its formation, presentation, movement, modification and deletion.“To ensure preservation of digital assets, it is essential that specific … Continue reading
When M$ forced it’s XML file-format on the world for office suites“For the typical daily use of a connected company or a municipality working with customers, citizens or partners, the inconsistencies around the OOXML standard are likely to cause problems … Continue reading
“LibreOffice 4.2.5, as well as LibreOffice 4.1.6, have been developed by over 800 contributors, who have joined the project since the launch in late September 2010 (source: http://www.ohloh.net). “This is a wonderful achievement”, said Thorsten Behrens, Chairman of The Document … Continue reading
I remember being driven away by M$’s crapware which didn’t work for me and my students. Now,“The German city of Leipzig is switching to using open source suites of office productivity tools: Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice. It expects that in … Continue reading