I feel ODF support will be one of its greatest features.
I already use Office Online and Google Docs, now a 3rd will be added to the mix.
Very good development.
Thanks Team LO Online.
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Get the most worth out of your PC ass long as it works well.
How to Break free from the cycle of Planned Obsolesce?!!??
Stay safe with Linux.
There is a very good chance Linux OS will run well with older hardware with lower specs
Switch to the free, safe, secure & awesome OS: www.ubuntu.com/download
Its the worlds most popular free OS. It has free upgrades & security updates. It has a free office suite, LibreOffice that comes standard along with other great apps/programs.
For those who like the Windows look, I would recommend: www.kubuntu.com & for older computer with lower specs www.xubuntu.com or http://lubuntu.net
Or try Linux Mint: http://linuxmint.com
Because the Linux option is free & now so easy (user friendly) one must give it a try. You have so much to gain.
Lots of people give their time, effort & money to make these great products that they just give the world for free. So they may not have the huge ad budgets & would need users like us to spread the word. Although its free, you are welcome to donate if you like the software.
For those worried about Office 2003 support ending try LibreOffice or OpenOffice.
Time to check out the free, safe, secure & feature-packed LibreOffice. Its truly multi-platform & takes just a few minutes & clicks to install.
Try it now you have so much to gain: www.libreoffice.org/download
Thunderbird is safe as well.
Any contributions & help are always good if paid in cash or kind. As long as the help is legal & ethical, I say, go for it.
Why should our favorite OS's benefactor (Astronaut/ Cosmonaut & empowering Juggernaut) Mark be the only one to pay? We should make it as easy as possible for others who want to pay by facilitating efforts.
I also strongly recommend the free manual “Getting Started with Ubuntu 12.04” http://ubuntu-manual.org/ be made available with the 12.10 download. Please have it on the same webpage. Although this Manual is for the 12.04 version of Ubuntu, I feel most points will apply.
March 23, 2012
Errata About The Register
Filed under: Technology — italovignoli @ 13:02
It looks like the communication between myself and Iain did not work in the proper way yesterday evening (European time), because a couple of significant inaccuracies have crept in the text of the article:
1. The Document Foundation will probably announce a ROADMAP for LibreOffice OnLine sometimes in late April or early May. A ROADMAP and not a PRODUCT, and this should be absolutely clear. At the moment, there is no reason to expect a change in the previously announced release timeframe: “sometimes in 2013″.
2. The Android port is under way, but is the PORTING of the code to be around 80% (and not the CODING, which is still below 50%). The Android port is not a simple endeavor, and it will ask for a lot of CODING efforts once the PORTING has been completed. One of these efforts is a new touch interface, which is – by itself – a huge development effort. This is the reason why TDF will not be in the position of making ANY announcement about LibreOffice on Pads – including a roadmap – before 2013.
I hope this clarifies the issue.
If iPad didn't hammer in the last nail in the PC coffin, Android devices will liberate us from being shackled to our chairs & desks.
LibreOffice (LO) for Android will add features & choice. Long live exciting tech!
I want the sponsors of LO to advertise support & service for LO. It will bring them additional revenue & will be indirect advertising for LO.
Here is a very good suggestion for those who dislike Unity & for Ubuntu users who liked the 'good old' Ubuntu: Install Cairo / AWN Dock
Ubuntu 11.10 + Cairo / AWN Dock = Awesome!
This way you have the eye candy of Unity & Cairo Dock. I find Cairo Dock has some functionality & accessibility that has yet to come to Unity.
I am a person who uses LibreOffice (LO) almost everyday.
LO coming on tablets soon, so versatile!
Try out the extensions available with LO. It makes LO even more useful. Here are some very good extensions for LO:
- helps detect some grammar mistakes
-Requires Java 6.0 or later.
For Ubuntu (Linux) users I recommend they download libreoffice-java-common from the Ubuntu Software Center.
that lets you quickly & easily upload to Google Docs
I also recommend The complete Writer Guide:
& Getting Started guide (full book) http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/cgi_img_auth.php/c/c4/0100GS3-GettingStartedLibO.pdf
Wow, clash of the titans, which will see the little guy (users) benefit.
Google with LibreOffice (LO) & GoogleDocs v. Microsoft v. IBM (OpenOffice (OOo)/Smyphony)
May the best player win!
By the way, here is a great extention for LO/OOo:
that let you quickly & easily upload to Google Docs
Who would have imagined Android would become so popular when there is formidable competition from the iPhone?
I hope Ubuntu also joins the race in phones. Can't believe Android & Ubuntu are free.
Cheers to what may be an end to a monopoly and here's to some healthy competition!
May the best products win!!
Sometimes the press does give Steve Jobs a tough time. But he comes up with very desirable products for Apple.
I don't find Mark temperamental or arrogant however he is both visionary & dynamic. I'm waiting for the exciting changes he is bringing to Ubuntu to fructify. I feel he can get some very desirable gadgets. For instance, ARM tablets that run Ubuntu & sold by canonical so that they are not held hostage by OEMs who are pressured upon by any OS Monopili$tic company. uPad would be great. iPads are not expensive but are not inexpensive either.
Hoping & expecting Ubuntu & Mark to shake up the competition.
OpenOffice, Google Docs and Zoho are great alternatives that are free!
Ubuntu 10.04 is an excellent free alternative for Windows 7.
I think the boxed version of Office 2010 Professional is $499, while the download is $349. I could get a decent computer with a great free OS like Ubuntu WITH OpenOffice (also free) bundled with it for that price!
Now, thats sweet especially in this tough economy!
"Canonical was prepping Unbuntu for in-car systems, tablets, set-top-boxes"
Ubuntu is already running on Desktops, laptops, serves and soon to be on Tablets, in-car systems, set-top-boxes.
:) Wow, complete, integrated...
These are indeed exciting changes.
Not foraying in the smart phone market is a smart move as I feel it is over-crowded with competitors.
I don’t think Office live works cross platform…
“To use Microsoft Office Live, your computer must meet one of the following requirements:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 running on Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista. You can download Internet Explorer from the Internet Explorer page.
Mozilla Firefox running on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X 10.2.x and later. You can download Firefox from the Firefox download page.”
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