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FLOSS Manuals Offers New, Useful Guides to Cool FOSS Applications

As a matter of course here at OStatic, we're committed to compiling documentation and guidance resources for popular open source platforms and applications. After all, one of the most common critcisms of open source creations is the lack of official project documentation. One of the best ongoing projects for producing free open source-related documentation is FLOSS Manuals. It's an ongoing and ambitious effort to build online guides for open source software.

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Coping with Loss (in Open Source)

Many software development teams use external components in their projects, libraries, or tools provided by commercial vendors or open source communities. However, as anyone who has ever had to scramble after a vendor has gone out of business can tell you, these external dependencies are not without risk. Software companies can fail, products can be discontinued and open source projects can stagnate. 

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First Beta of KDE SC 4.11 Released

The KDE team have announced the release of first beta of KDE SC 4.11, which includes Workspaces (desktop environment), Applications and development platform.

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LibreOffice Gets More Code Clean-up for 4.1.0

LibreOffice 4.1.0 is right around the corner and developers are busy as beavers getting it ready. One of the things featured this release might be hard for ordinary users to see, but is every bit as important. Continued code refinement and clean-up will make LibreOffice 4.1.0 more efficient, smaller, and easier to contribute to and compile. 

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KDE Releases Beta of Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform 4.11

Dot Categories: KDE Official NewsToday KDE released the beta of the new 4.11 versions of Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing.

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