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LibreOffice Update Offers…

March 2nd, 2017
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Dubbed “5.3 Fresh,” this latest release takes the development of LibreOffice in a new direction with a focus on updating the user experience, according to Italo Vignoli of the Document Foundation. The 3.x Family centered on code cleanup, while the 4.x Family focused on code Refactoring.

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Desktop, LibreOffice/OpenOffice, Open Souce Applications

4 alternatives for disk cloning

August 11th, 2016
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System administration professionals and home users alike share a need for the ability to be able to quickly and reliably make one-to-one copies of entire disks, both for the purposes of backup and recovery, as well as the process of easing deployments and complete refresh repairs and upgrades of existing systems.

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Education, How To, Open Souce Applications

Collaboration with ownCloud 6

October 1st, 2015
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Uninstall Software Using the Command Line in Linux

October 1st, 2015
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Linux provides different methods for installing software. You can install software from the standard Ubuntu software repositories using the Ubuntu Software Center, from outside of the standard Ubuntu software repositories, or by compiling source code. However, what if you need to uninstall a program?

If you’ve installed software from the Ubuntu software repositories using the Ubuntu Software Center, you can use the Ubuntu Software Center to uninstall that software as well. However, if you’re more comfortable using the command line, we’ll show you an easy way to see what’s installed on your system and uninstall programs.

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Education, How To, Open Souce Applications

Dropbox Alternatives for Linux Users

September 30th, 2015
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Sync your files between computers over your LAN or across the web, using strong encryption and open source software. When BitTorrent Sync first mentioned their new premium version some users felt betrayed; they felt it should have remained completely free. Instead, the free version lost features to the paid version. For some, switching to Syncthing was the natural course of action.

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Open Souce Applications, OpenSource - General

Celebrating 5 years of LibreOffice

September 29th, 2015
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LibreOffice was launched as a fork of OpenOffice.org on September 28, 2010, by a tiny group of people representing the community in their capacity as community project leaders. At the time, forking the office suite was a brave—and necessary—decision, because the open source community did not expect OpenOffice.org to survive for long under Oracle stewardship.

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LibreOffice/OpenOffice, Open Souce Applications

Libreoffice 5.0

August 6th, 2015
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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.0, the tenth major release since the launch of the project and the first of the third development cycle. LibreOffice is a full feature open source office suite which compares head to head with every product in the same category, while it stands out for superior interoperability features.

LibreOffice 5.0 builds on the success of the 4.x family, which has been deployed by over 80 million users (source: TDF estimate, based on users pinging for updates), including large organizations in Europe and South America.

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LibreOffice/OpenOffice, Open Souce Applications

OpenTTD (Game)

July 28th, 2015
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This game has a somewhat steep learning curve. It’s maybe not Dwarf Fortress steep, but if you’re primarily familiar with casual games, or maybe hack n’ slash or first person shooter games where the mechanics are fairly straightforward, you may be in for something a little different than what you’re used to. But if you’re familiar with other city planning games, like the SimCity series, at least some elements of the game should look familiar.

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Gaming, Open Souce Applications

Pydio – Your Open Source Cloud Storage

July 28th, 2015
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Pydio, formerly known as AjaXplorer, is an open source application that can be used to setup fileserver on any system. It is an alternative to SaaS Boxes and Drives, with more control, safety and privacy, and favorable TCOs. It provides the easy access to files/folders from any system, from any browser over LAN or WAN. It has an embedded WebDAV server and native mobile applications for iOS and Android. It is easy to install, configure and it is designed to provide enterprise grade security and control over your data. Moreover, Pydio users and groups can be mapped directly from your external LDAP/AD server, or from the most common PHP-based CMS.

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How To, Open Souce Applications, OpenSource - General

4 Linux Music Players

July 9th, 2015
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Finding a good music player for Linux is not an easy task. A few big name projects, like Amarok and Songbird, have come and gone throughout the years, but none of them have been stable enough to match the staying power of iTunes, Winamp, or any of the other music players available to non-Linux users.

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Desktop, Open Souce Applications