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Classic Shell goes open source (after developer abandons it): Customize Windows 10 and make it work more like Windows 7

Microsoft has a habit of tweaking the user interface of Windows every time the company puts out a major new release. Windows 8 replaced the Start Menu with a full-screen version called the Start Screen. Windows 10 brought back the Start Menu, but with a brand new design. Folks who prefer things the way they […]

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LibreOffice 5.4 released (free and open source office suite)

Microsoft recently started earning more money from Office 365 subscriptions than it does by selling one-time licenses for its Office software. Meanwhile, the folks behind LibreOffice continue to develop a free and open source alternative that you don’t have to pay a penny to use. LibreOffice 5.4 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux […]

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UBports is keeping the Ubuntu Phone dream alive (through third-party development)

The company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system may have given up on Ubuntu for phones and tablets. But as expected, third-party developers are picking up where Canonical left off. UBports was originally founded to port Ubuntu to devices that weren’t originally supported by Canonical. Now that Canonical doesn’t really support any of those devices […]

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Microsoft steps up push for Office 365 subscriptions over single-license Office installs

There are currently a few different ways to get your hands on Microsoft Office. There are home and business versions of Office. And make a one-time purchase to get a version of Office that you can install on a single PC or pay for an Office 365 subscription that lets you install the operating system on one […]

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Microsoft to sell Samsung’s new Android phone (with MS apps)

Microsoft may have its own smartphone operating system, but it’s not exactly widely used. So in an effort to meet its customers where they are, the company has been releasing apps for Android and iOS… and now Microsoft is even planning to start selling Android phones. Paul Thurrott reports you’ll be able to buy a […]

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LibreOffice 5.3 introduces new UI, collaborative online editing

The latest version of LibreOffice introduces an experimental new user interface, support for cloud-based collaborative document editing, and a bunch of new features for editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. LibreOffice 5.3 is a cross-platform, open source program that’s now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. One of the most important additions may be the support […]

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Opera Neon is a new web browser concept for the modern web

The makers of the Opera web browser for desktop and mobile devices are launching a new concept browser with a dramatically redesigned user interface. It’s called Opera Neon and it should be able to display any content that works in other Opera or Chrome web browsers, since it uses the same rendering engine. But Opera Neon has […]