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LibreOffice 3.5.3 Released

The Document Foundation announced the latest release of their popular Open Source office suite today, LibreOffice 3.5.3. The announcement had a bit of a tease this time as well. But first things first, some of the improvements this release include: ● copy column privileges into table privileges ● fix - use older ODF encryption by default ● fix the fix so it...

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Amazon Cloud Drive Updates for Windows and Apple Desktop

Playing catch-up in competitive cloud market After a wave of cloud storage announcements, Amazon has updated its Cloud Drive system with a desktop access application for Windows and Apple systems.…...

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Tutorial: The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows...

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LMMS Is a Fearsome Music-Making Machine

Music lovers have numerous strong choices for organizing and playing their collections of songs on the Linux desktop. But music creators have far fewer professional-strength options among Linux applications. But with Linux MultiMedia Studio, or LMMS, one option may be all you really need. LMMS does it all and does...

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Mandriva Receives Reprieve, Future Still Uncertain

In his usual man-of-a-few-words manner today, Jean-Manuel Croset, Mandriva COO, announced that enough funds have been secured to allow Mandriva to keep its doors open and continue development. With Croset saying little else, users at least have a nugget of good news to sustain them. Last month Croset solicited user input as to the direction the company might go. He specifically mentioned Mandriva's strong commitment to desktop Linux, leading one to think he'd really like to lead the company to a more community-based desktop distribution model. But as we learned from watching the formation of The Document Foundation and The Mageia Foundation, it takes a tremendous effort from many skilled contributors to be...

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