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What the UK Government’s adoption of ODF really means

On Tuesday the news that the UK Government had decided to use ODF as its official and default file format started to spread. The full announcement with technical details may be found here; the Document Foundation published its press release on Thursday morning there. This decision is a landmark for …

Deeper, Better, Farther: Growing the Community & Improving LibreOffice

There is something truly comforting in observing vibrant communities such as the one of LibreOffice. The project is growing, not just in developers but in adoption as well: more users as well as more localizations are a visible sign inside the project. All this is not only thanks to our …

Eyes & Ears

This week I have picked up two very nice mixes and one nice video of an installation by two artists, Romain Tardy and someone hiding behind the “Squeaky Lobster” pseudo. It’s called the Ark and it’s a beautiful combination of lights, water reflections and structures. Let’s start with these guys: …

Why LibreOffice 4.2 matters more than you think

On Thursday the Document Foundation released its newest stable branch, LibreOffice 4,2. Don’t let be misled by its number; if we weren’t on a strict time released scheduled alongside a clear number scheme without any nickname for each release, I would have called this one the 5,0. Yes, you read …

Motion, Light & Sound

I recently discovered an electronic music band that has already quite a history, Isan. I thought only bands like Axiotronic and StarGarden were doing these kind of sounds, but apparently I was wrong. One thing led to another, and I spotted this cool experiment made with a Kinect, special effects …

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