Tag Archives: LibreOffice

M$ Is At It Again, Lying About Costs

“con OpenOffice la spesa annuale per singolo utente è stata stimata pari a oltre 500 Euro, ben superiore rispetto alla precedente spesa annuale per utente di Office pari a circa 118 Euro Google’s Translation:with OpenOffice annual spending per user has been … Continue reading

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Audit, Bargain, Close

“Powa Technologies Ltd., a mobile payments company located in the U.K., which about a year ago began moving from Oracle and IBM products to open source software. The limited migrations attempted so far have proved to be so successful that … Continue reading

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Europe, Yesterday, Saturday 2015-06-06

Yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy by Allied forces in WW II. GNU/Linux 5.39 4.31 4.22 4.1 3.86 3.77 3.46 3.16 3.01 2.92 2.75 2.74 2.62 2.59 2.56 2.55 2.48 2.26 2.18 2.17 2.11 2.1 2.1 … Continue reading

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LibreOffice/Document Foundation Bonanza

The Document Foundation’s annual report for 2014 (40 interesting pages) is out. It’s a gold mine: “In mid October, The Document Foundation has received the 100,000th donation in 500 days, with an average of 200 donations per day. Donations are … Continue reading

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No Ceiling For GNU/Linux On The Desktop

“as long as the Linux and open source community continue to fight among themselves, this will never happen. Without a convergent effort from the current user base, Linux will continue to hit the same ceiling that has held it down … Continue reading

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Conversation

The other day we had visitors, a landscaping contractor and his wife. She waited in the truck outside while he and my wife discussed plans for landscaping. Nothing is brief in conversation with The Little Woman, so, after a while … Continue reading

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Paying Above Market Price For Software

I downloaded a chart from the Government of Manitoba today and thought to check what software created it. “Adobe InDesign CS5.5 (7.5)“ That’s a release from 2011/2012. It costs ~$20 per month per user… I wonder how many users they … Continue reading

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LibreOffice 4.4 Is Out And It’s Beautiful

“We now have a defect density that bumps along close to 0.00, though as Coverity introduces new checks, and new code gets committed that goes up and down a little; currently 0.02 so – 2 static checking warnings per 100,000 … Continue reading

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Sweden Greases The Skids For FLOSS In Government

It’s about time. I’ve long held that FLOSS is the right way to do IT. It seems the government of Sweden agrees.“Sweden’s public administrations will increasingly turn to open source and open standards, expect ICT procurement specialists at the National … Continue reading

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French Ministries and Munich Give Back By Joining TDF

There are many ways FLOSS is funded. Organizations can hire individual developers to contribute, make donations or even join as Munich recently did with The Document Foundation.“In Munich, LibreOffice is now used on 16,000 PC workstations. “The city of Munich … Continue reading

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A Chance For Ordinary Users To Give Back To FLOSS

Most of us are not coders. I’m a coder but don’t do C… That is a barrier to giving back to FLOSS in the form of code but there are opportunities. Today, The Document Foundation invited users to contribute to … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Desktop Applications

SJVN briefly reviews 6 desktop applications that work for him in GNU/Linux. “Who says you need a Mac or a Windows PC? With the right applications, a Linux desktop is every bit as good as either of the two mainstream … Continue reading

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