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LibreOffice Beta for Windows and Linux 0

LibreOffice Beta for Windows and Linux

LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice. That requires a bit of explanation for those not familiar with open source slang. A decade ago, Sun Microsystems donated the code for their office program, StarOffice, to the open source community as the Open Office office suite. They contintued to develop proprietary components for OpenOffice, while OO took on a life of its own under the terms of a variant of the GPL. Since Oracle bought Sun about a year ago, many in the linux and open source communities have been concerned that Oracle might just ignore Open Office. LibreOffice is a result of that concern. A group called the Open Document Foundation formed, including a number of experienced Open Office developers and has relaunched the open source code under the name of “LibreOffice.” A LibreOffice-branded beta is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Indeed, OO developers have been fleeing...

Debian Linux Desktop Tour 1

Debian Linux Desktop Tour

Here’s a quick tour of the default Debian desktop. This is the Debian 4 v 5 desktop, but I looked at some screenshots of Debian 5, which just came out, and it doesn’t seem to have changed much. This is not a HOWTO. It’s the highlights of WHATIS. For a detailed description of the contents of Debian, you can go here. If you have never tried Linux, what I hope you will conclude after looking at the rest of the post is, “This isn’t so different from what I’m used to after all.”

When Ubuntu Users Go Rogue: One Woman’s Story of Predjudice. 1

When Ubuntu Users Go Rogue: One Woman’s Story of Predjudice.

The original article on the station:WKOW – ‘Woman blames Dell for missing online classes’. Maybe an antagonizing title as it brought many Dell and Ubuntu users online to blast the TV station and the woman. And why did Ubuntu users do this? Well – this person wanted Windows instead of Ubuntu. The story starts out where the Abbie wanted a laptop for her studies. She bought one from Dell for $1100. The machine came loaded with Ubuntu – which Abbie hadn’t heard about until that point. When she called Dell, they told her that Ubuntu is a great OS and will work well for her. For Abbie, she is not in tune with the computer world as much as a lot of other people are. And rightfully so – I don’t normally rebuild cars, so I don’t know what parts I should use – I don’t build houses,...

Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs? 0

Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Citrix’ GotoMeeting – Free 30 day trial – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You’ve been working at your job for years. You’ve made lots of money for the company and are the most loyal employee they know of. Yet, tough times are ahead and the company decides you are one of the 10% they have to let go to stay afloat. It’s a frustrating thing to have happen, but what are you gonna do? Now let’s flip that: You are at your job and survive the cut, but now you are in the position to take up a part of that person who was laid off. As companies like Intel and Google are looking at trimming the fat, it makes the average consumer wonder – what will our customer experience be without 10% of the workforce?

Podcast Ep #55 10-15-08 – Legend on the Internet 0

Podcast Ep #55 10-15-08 – Legend on the Internet

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Episode 30 – 4-23-08 – Weekly Podcast 0

Episode 30 – 4-23-08 – Weekly Podcast

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Episode #12 12-19-07 0

Episode #12 12-19-07

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast minute Shopping, 24 hour Podcast, USB drive giveaway going til Dec. 31st. Twitter – http://twitter.com/geekazine MySpace – http://myspace.com/geekazine Sponsored by Rhapsody.com. Get your 14 day free trial by selecting this link. Sponsored by Buy.com Get $10 off $200 in our Computer store Shop Now at the Apple Store for Holiday Deals My Odeo Channel (odeo/e9728eb8b41c2e72) Download the show (MP3) Knol – Cnet Ribbit? – Digital Trends SSD in your Gadgets? – Cnet USB DRM Restriction? – Wired OpenOffice Online Goes Beta – ArsTechnica Commodore Apple II – Yahoo On Geek.com: Replay TV bought out Playstation Pre-Pay Cards Vista Biggest Tech Dissapointment? Microsoft on Ebay – PCPro Background Check your Credit Card – TheStreet GM Saves Millions on Heat – Network World Match.com on Facebook – New York Times Video Bandwith – ZDNet Sony vs. Activision on Price – 1up RIP Web2.0...