LibreOffice hits version 4.0, adds an Android app for remote controlling presentations

LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite for Linux, Mac, and Windows computers. The project split off from OpenOffice.org a few years ago, but in many ways LibreOffice (and OpenOffice) have been under development for more than a decade. Now LibreOffice 4 is ready to download, and it comes with a number of new features […]

IBM Lotus Symphony to join with Apache OpenOffice.org project

Lotus Symphony is a free office suite that IBM has been offering for the past few years. While the software is based on OpenOffice.org, it’s been largely maintained as an independent fork, and much of the code separating Symphony from the main branch of OpenOffice.org has not been contributed back to the original project. Now […]

Ubuntu Netbook Edition app list undergoes revision

Ubuntu Netbook Edition is a light weight version of Ubuntu Linux optimized for netbooks. It used to be called Ubuntu Netbook Remix, but this spring it will  graduate from “remix” to “edition” status. The operating system is designed to play well with low resolution displays, limited storage capacity, slow processors, and it’s specifically optimized for […]