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August 15, 2012
by sjvn01
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Office to finally fully support ODF, Open XML, and PDF formats

Earlier this week, Microsoft Office standards chief Jim Thatcher quietly announced that Microsoft would add ”two additional formats for use: Strict Open XML and Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2. … [and] support for opening PDF documents so they can be … Continue reading

April 24, 2012
by sjvn01
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Hands on with Google Drive (Review)

It took Google long enough. We’ve been hearing rumors for years that Google was going to release personal cloud storage, the Google Drive. Well, wait no more, the Google Drive is here. But, it’s much more than just that. It’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2012
by sjvn01
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Free storage for you: Google Drive to arrive today

The rumors were true. Google’s personal cloud-based storage service, Google Drive, has been released today with 5GB of free storage. It includes both free and commercial versions. The minimum free service will include 5GBs of free storage, and you’ll be … Continue reading

February 23, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?

Intel distributes LibreOffice, can Microsoft be pleased?

LibreOffice, the OpenOffice fork, is a very popular open-source office suite. But, while it has great support from Linux distributors, like openSUSE and Ubuntu, LibreOffice has never had a major corporate backer on the Windows side… until now. Intel is … Continue reading