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LibreOffice goes online

April 28th, 2015
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In 2011, not long after The Document Foundation announced its OpenOffice fork, LibreOffice, the group also said it would offer an online version of LibreOffice. Four years later, it looks like we’re finally going to get “LibreOffice Online” (LOOL).

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Education, LibreOffice/OpenOffice

Ubuntu moving away from .deb packages?

April 28th, 2015
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Canonical loves to shake things up. After introducing Unity, HUD, Mir, Click and Snappy the sponsor of Ubuntu is now contemplating moving away from just .deb based desktop and adopting its own Snappy.

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Ubuntu 15.04

April 25th, 2015
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It’s the fourth month of an odd-numbered year. You know what that means, right? You got it, the .04 release of a non-Long Term Support (LTS) Ubuntu. This time around, it’s 15.04–Vivid Vervet.

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What’s New in Ubuntu 15.04

April 3rd, 2015
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Ubuntu 15.04 is not an exciting release, but that it’s only a surface impression. The truth is that it’s an important upgrade because some very important changes have been made, including the adoption of systemd.

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Chrome OS gets stick-ee

April 3rd, 2015
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Google announced an Asus “Chromebit” HDMI stick running Chrome OS, plus four new low-cost Chromebooks, and opened its Android-to-Chrome OS app porting tech.

Google took the Linux and Chrome browser based Chrome OS a step closer to a potential convergence with Android as it announced the first embedded form-factor Chrome OS computer, as well as the most affordable touchscreen Chromebook yet.

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Android, Chrome OS

GNOME 3.16 – most polished Linux desktop?

April 3rd, 2015
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It’s been a very long time coming, but GNOME has finally hit its stride–in a big way. Since the release of GNOME 3, people have declared that this particular Linux desktop is dead. Those naysayers can now put their hatred aside and enjoy the hard work that the developers have put into making GNOME 3.16 the single most polished iteration of this open-source desktop to date… and quite possibly any Linux desktop.

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