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Migration to Document Freedom Isn't As Easy As It Seems

In case you missed it, March 27 was Document Freedom Day, and The Document Foundation released a whitepaper in honor of the day. The whitepaper provides a 10-step migration plan on how to standardize on Open Document Format (ODF). In the report, there is detailed discussion of LibreOffice and the benefits of its support for ODF. There is just one problem with this otherwise noble effort: Document compatibility isn't good enough between free and open office suites and proprietary office application suites. 

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Introducing BBQpad

Recently I have been working on a project with my best buddy Stuart ‘Aq’ Langridge, called BBQpad. I haven’t really talked much about it on my blog as we have been fixing up the rough edges, but I wanted to share a little about it now. 

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How to Run Android Apps on Your Windows or Mac Machine

Have you got some favorite smartphone apps? Not convinced by Microsoft's new Windows app selection? Itching to see some Android action on your MacBook Pro? Don't worry, just install an Android emulator on your Windows or Mac machine and run all of the Android apps that you've grown to love.

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Enterprise Software Makeover: 4 Things To Borrow From Consumer Apps

Long undervalued, Enterprise software businesses are now enjoying their day in the sun. On Wall Street, enterprise is the new sexy – but how did they manage to wrestle the spotlight from the consumers apps everyone was talking about not so long ago?   A key reason is that savvy enterprise software companies are taking what’s great about consumer software and using it to solve big problems that big companies will pay big money to eliminate.   

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Migrating to LibreOffice? Here's Help

Migrating to LibreOffice may seem like an easy task, but it can be a major undertaking for businesses and organizations. Several elements stand in the way of an easy migration and The Document Foundation has released a white paper to assist. It covers topics such as pilot programs, neutralizing resistance, identifying early adopters, and training. Titled "Migrating to LibreOffice to promote Software and Document Freedom," this howto begins by suggesting the evaluation of macros, templates, and other third party applications for their relevance. After discarding those no longer needed, one can then plan a pilot program to avoid wide disruption and identify any problematic areas. The paper continues...

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Garrett: Secure Boot and Restricted Boot

Matthew Garrett asserts that people attacking UEFI secure boot are aiming at the wrong target. "Those who argue against Secure Boot risk depriving us of the freedom to make a personal decision as to who we trust. Those who argue against Secure Boot while ignoring Restricted Boot risk depriving us...

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