OpenOffice in trouble
Published in News
Monday, 05 September 2016 12:41

OpenOffice in trouble


No programmer support

The Open Saucy alternative to Microsoft Office is in trouble because it can't find enough programmers to develop it.

Open source saves the Italian military millions
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Can get back to conquering Gaul

The Italian Defence Ministry surprised the world last year by announcing that they were dumping Microsoft office in favour of an open-source alternative like LibreOffice.

Linux Mint 17.2
Published in Reviews
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:46

Get a Brand New PC For Free, Almost


Breathe new life into your old PC with GNU/Linux

Who doesn't know that new-gadget-itch? ...when you *need*  to spend money on the latest and greatest whatever, because the thing you have on your desk or in your pocket is just too damn slow! Or the resolution isn't high enough. Or it doesn't run the latest and greatest software (Windows 10 anyone?). Maybe it's ugly. Or.... Admit it, you're just bored and want a new toy.

Why Linux is still not ready for desktop
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Thursday, 12 March 2015 14:19

Why Linux is still not ready for desktop


Nothing ever changes

Every three years I install Linux and see if it is ready for prime time yet, and every three years I am disappointed. What is so disappointing is not so much that the operating system is bad, it has never been, it is just that who ever designs it refuses to think of the user.