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 LibreOffice 5.1

“LibreOffice has been downloaded 120 million times since the launch in January 2011. The office suite is deployed by large organizations in every continent, with the latest addition being the Italian Defense Staff with over 100,000 desktops.” See The Document Foundation … Continue reading

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Got A FLOSS Office Suite?

 See LibreOffice 5.0.4 is available for downloadYes, most of us need an office suite, but we don’t need a bunch of restrictions on its use designed to enrich the supplier far beyond normal profits of business. That’s a bunch of … Continue reading

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Zaragoza Going The FLOSS Route

“The Spanish city of Zaragoza continues to expand its use of free and open source software. The city administration now has 1200 of its 3000 PCs running the AZLinux desktop, which is based on Ubuntu Linux. On all workstations, LibreOffice … Continue reading

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Go Bern Council! FLOSS!

“The council of the Swiss capital of Bern on 12 November ordered the IT department to end its dependence on proprietary software. The council halved the city request for a six-year licence contract, and insisted on an exit plan. A … Continue reading

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Enslaving M$

“Microsoft issued $13 billion of senior notes with various maturities to be used for general corporate purposes. Fitch expects Microsoft will use net proceeds mainly for stock buy backs given the company’s plan to complete the $17.9 billion remaining under … Continue reading

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Lock-in To Be Locked Out In Portugal

“The use of non-proprietary open formats is essential to ensure technical and semantic interoperability, for interaction with citizens and companies and to gain the necessary independence from ICT suppliers … The discussion paper and the public consultation website list the … Continue reading

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Life In All Its Forms With GNU/Linux

“The system surprised us one day when a user’s Windows install went corrupt on her laptop and she accidentally installed Linux. When her laptop couldn’t boot from the hard drive, it automatically booted from the network. When she got the … Continue reading

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The Little Woman Returns To Using A Thick Client

For a year or so The Little Woman has been using one of my old thin clients I bought to put on a presentation at a teacher’s conference nearly ten years ago. The thin client was sluggish and annoying at … Continue reading

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Five years of LibreOffice

“the group of 16 founders launched an independent free software project under the stewardship of The Document Foundation, to fulfil the promise made by Sun ten years before – at the time of the first announcement of OpenOffice.org – of … Continue reading

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Price – One Measure Of Lock-in

“A one-time purchase of Office 2016 — for either Windows PCs or Macs — costs $149 for the Office Home & Student; $229 for the Office Home and Business; and $399 for Office Professional.…A subscription to Office 365 Personal — … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Touted As Safe Replacement For Illegal Software In Bangladesh

“Replacement of pirated software by free/open-source equivalents has effectively saved Kazi Farms Group and Dhaka Tribune from any worry of potential future piracy raids and arrests. It has also saved a total of 800 x 40,000 = Tk3.2cr ($400,000) in … Continue reading

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LibreOffice Installations In EU Governments Approach One Million

“Total cost of ownership (including exit costs) must continue to be considered by government organisations on a case by case basis. In the same way, transition costs from current technology to meet ODF requirements cannot be included in cost assessments, … Continue reading

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