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LibreOffice 5.1 Officially Released with Redesigned User Interface, New Features

The Document Foundation non-profit organization has proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported platforms.

How to Install Kolab Groupware Server on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 3:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, KDE, Linux
In this tutorial, we will install Kolab groupware on a CentOS 7 server. Kolab is a free open source groupware server. It is a scalable and reliable collaborative software that provides shared email, calendar, address books, tasks and a file cloud. Kolab supports several client environments: on Windows you can use Outlook, on Linux, you can use KDE Kontact, on all OS that have a web browser you can use the web interface.

HPE Introduces Linux Server for Data Analytics and Real-Time Computing

HPE's new Integrity MC990 X Server is the latest hardware platform in the company's portfolio for high-performance data analytics for Linux environments.

The best desktop office suite, LibreOffice, gets better

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 1:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The new LibreOffice release has improved its looks and added even more interoperable features.

Linux goes to Washington: How the White House/Linux Foundation collaboration will work

  • CIO.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Feb 11, 2016 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
As part of its Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), the White House is collaborating with The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII). CIO.com's Swapnil Bhartiya interviewed Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin to learn more about how the collaboration will work.

Microsoft Continues to Use Software Patents to Extort/Blackmail Even More Companies That Use Linux, Forcing/Coercing Them Into Preinstalling Microsoft

Acer is the latest large OEM to have become a victim of Microsoft’s witch-hunt against Android/Linux preloaders, whom Microsoft is coercing into becoming Microsoft’s carriers (or face litigation over software patents, with high legal fees if not injunctions or high damages upon secret settlements)

Happy GPL Birthday VLC!

The ever-popular VLC turned 15 a few days ago--that's 15 years since the project was GPLed and released to the world. If we were pedants, we might point out that the project actually came into existence in 1996, but that was a different lifetime.

Everything You Need To Know About The sudo Command

This guide provides more detail about the sudo command than most people ever bother worrying about. We all know that you can use sudo to boost your privileges but it can do so much more

LibreOffice 5.1 released with redesigned user interface

Also in today's open source roundup: The fight for open source software in the Air Force, and a Verge editor's mom falls in love with a Chromebook Pixel.

San Francisco prepares to open source its voting system software

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 7:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Will America be the first in the nation to do so in 2019? San Francisco, home of the tech startup, is trying to show its tech credentials by becoming the first city to use open source software for elections.…

No Linux for Batman, XCOM 2 Arrives & More…

Seemingly out of the blue, Batman: Arkham Knight’s planned Linux and OS X release has been cancelled. In all likelihood, this cancellation stems from the litany of problems with the game’s Windows port, which has been panned by critics and players as glitch plagued and often almost unplayable.

Cluster computing on the Raspberry Pi with Kubernetes

Ever wanted to make your very own cloud? Now you can! All it takes is some cheap open source hardware and open source software. For about $200, I was able to set up four Raspberry Pi 2s with the Kubernetes cloud operating system using Fabric8. read more

Canonical in Talks with Android OEM Partners for Ubuntu Phones

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 10, 2016 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical is said to be in talks with Android OEM partners, the CEO of the company Jane Silber recently said.

Android-x86 4.4-r5 Screencast and Screenshots

The Android-x86.org is glad to release the 4.4-r5 to the public. The Android-x86 4.4-r5 is a bugfix of the 4.4-r4 release. It addresses more hazi fonts issue of Mesa 10.5.9 found on Intel Gen5 GPUs. You are encouraged to upgrade to this release if you still encountered the hazi fonts issue.

Run science experiments on the ExpEYES kit

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 3:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
ExpEYES is a cheap digital oscilloscope with a signal generator and other features, making it the ultimate tool for electronics

LibreOffice 5.1 shows first signs of a new user interface

  • CIO.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Feb 10, 2016 2:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice (LO) 5.1. With this release, LO is moving toward a totally reorganized user interface.

SCO's last arguments in 'Who owns Linux?' case vs. IBM knocked out

Judgements in this case are like buses: none for ages, then two at once The end of the near-immortal “Who owns Unix?” case looks to be near after a US judge knocked out the two remaining arguments with which the SCO group hoped to attack IBM.…

Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns

Docker has long relied on Ubuntu Linux as the default host environment for Docker apps, but comments from the company's CTO recently suggest that might not be the case much longer.

New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair Everything

Repair groups from across the industry announced that they have formed The Repair Coalition, a lobbying and advocacy group that will focus on reforming the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to preserve the “right to repair” anything from cell phones and computers to tractors, watches, refrigerators, and cars. It will also focus on passing state-level legislation that will require manufacturers to sell repair parts to independent repair shops and to consumers and will prevent them from artificially locking down their products to would-be repairers.

Getting started with Emacs text editor

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 10, 2016 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
The GNU Emacs text editor has been around since 1976 and remains a popular choice among software developers and writers. Its main focus is extensible, customizable, self-documenting, and real-time display, and it boasts the functionality of an operating system. (Yes, for me it's an operating system.) read more

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