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Having a Gas at Texas Linux Fest 2016

Libre Office Texas Linux Fest 2016

Deep in the heart of Texas, the Heart of Linux delves into the heart of the Texas Linux Fest. A good time was had by all.

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Texas Linux Fest 2016 is in the books, safely tucked away in the annals of free open source history, The wonderful […]

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LibreOffice and Nextcloud: It’s Almost Deja vu All Over Again

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It’s easy to be tempted to draw a parallel between the recent fork of ownCloud by Nextcloud and The Document Foundation’s fork of OpenOffice six years ago. Slight differences are there, but they’re probably meaningless.

There are more than enough similarities between the recent forking of ownCloud to Nextcloud and the creation of […]

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Bruce Byfield Talks ‘Designing With LibreOffice’

Bruce Byfield designing with LibreOffice

Byfield’s thoughtful book on design using LibreOffice can help improve the quality of both online and print material you create with LibreOffice — or even with its progenitor, OpenOffice.

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Disclosure: I (the interviewer) have known Bruce Byfield for many years. When I was editor-in-chief of NewsForge […]

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Italian Military Goes LibreOffice, HBO Abuses DMCA & More…

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FOSS Week in Review

Also, eight new distro releases, CoreOS raises another $28 million, Mint drops codecs and the women of open source.

The most reported FOSS story this week was the beginning of the court fight instigated by Oracle against Google over Android’s Java implementation. Most interesting as the proceedings get going […]

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Linux Forums Through the Eyes of a New User

"Save Document" LibreOffice

The Heart of Linux

Ken Starks throws down the gauntlet and puts a hundred bucks on the line in an attempt to see if civility can be brought to the forums and a particular change made to LibreOffice.

It was last Wednesday that I dropped into one of the forums where I […]

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LibreOffice 5.1.1 Released With New Features Added

LibreOffice Writer 5.1.1

Version 5.1.1 of LibreOffice includes numerous bug fixes and adds many new features.

The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 5.1.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 5.1 family, with a number of mostly bug fixes over the last major release, version 5.1.0 which was released on February 10. According to a […]

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Getting LibreOffice to Do the Write Thing

LibraOffice "save as" screen

It can be difficult…coming before a large number of people, in person as well as on the Web. It can be even more difficult to bring forward a problem, when the problem may be perceived as just so much crybaby noise. But as long as the problem is important enough to merit premium black pixels […]

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Dell Frees UEFI, iXsystems Wins Double Silver & More…

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FOSS Week in Review

I honestly wish this news was better: Please allow a moment of silence for what seems to be the passing of Firefox OS. As a ZTE Open owner and a one-time regular user of that phone (until I needed something more dependable), this hits a sentimental note with me, since I […]

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