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July 30, 2014
by sjvn01
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LibreOffice 4.3: The best open-source office suite gets better

Ever since LibreOffice split off from the troubled OpenOffice in 2010, this open-source office suite has gotten better and better. With this new release from The Document Foundation, LibreOffice 4.3 has established itself as the best non-Microsoft office suite. LibreOffice … Continue reading

July 22, 2014
by sjvn01
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UK makes ODF its official documents format standard

In 2006 and 2007, there was an enormous documents standards war between Microsoft, with its OpenXML documents format, and the open-source community with its Open Document Format (ODF). In the end, Microsoft, while eventually supporting ODF, won. ODF, while still supported … Continue reading

July 17, 2014
by sjvn01
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Who should really worry about Apple/IBM? Microsoft

So Apple and IBM are hooking up. It’s a match made in enterprise heaven, bringing together BYOD favorites the iPhone and the iPad with enterprise apps and cloud services from IBM. It’s a win for Apple, which finally gets some … Continue reading