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LibreOffice 4.1.0 Beta 1 Brings More DOCX Import Improvementsview story

http://news.softpedia.com – The Document Foundation has announced that the first Beta for LibreOffice 41.0 is now available for the Linux platform, bringing a lot of bug fixes and improvements.As a side note from the developers, the Linux packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 4.0, but do not run simultaneously.Highlights of LibreOffice 4.1.0 Beta 1:• The DOCX document no longer crashes Writer when us (IT news)

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LibreOffice: A Continuing Tale of FOSS Successview story

https://www.linux.com – The Document Foundation just recently celebrated LibreOffice's second anniversary. In light of this significant milestone, Linux.com spoke recently with Italo Vignoli, director at the Document Foundation, about how far LibreOffice has come as well as what's still on the way. There are countless excellent open source software packages available today for virtually every taste and (Software)

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KDE Commit-Digest for 11th December 2011view story

http://dot.kde.org – In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Better support of wildcards in the directory path field and improved menu key functionality in Dolphin Interface for pictureshape cropping, cache rendering in assistants, numbered bibliography entries, improved DOCX, OOXML support in Calligra Memorize expanded groups in bookmarks in Skrooge read more (Software)

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Microsoft is Polluting the Codec and Mobile Space With Software Patentsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Together with new partners like Nokia, Microsoft is trying to ensure that Internet video and the smartphones market are as toxic as possible for Linux A FEW days ago we wrote about Microsoft banning open source licences. (General)

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Links 12/1/2011: Mageia Joins OIN, Key Developer Leaves Canonical, MeeGo Spreadsview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Audiocasts/Shows Linux Outlaws 185 – Arm Dreads (Distro Review Special) In this special episode, Dan reviews Linux Mint 10 and CyanogenMod 6.1 in detail. [GIMP] Episode 154: Compile! This episode is mostly about Linux and competition. (General)

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Microsoft Rebrands and Leans on Facebook While Goldman Sachs Enters the Sceneview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft’s #1 cash cow still suffers on/from the Web, so Microsoft rebrands and also uses help from Facebook, which it partly owns “Microsoft [is] trademarking ‘Be What’s Next’ slogan,” which comes as no surprise as the company craves an image makeover (there is a new Web site coming). (General)

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ES: Alex Brown: El ‘Joe Lieberman’ de Microsoftview story

http://techrights.org – (ODF | PDF | English/original) Resumen: Recordemos El lado Feo de Microsoft De Linux Magazine (artículo 2008): “Los activistas en el foro Boicot Novell han puesto de manifiesto el documento más de 5.500 páginas en formatos PDF, HTML, hojas de cálculo, y varios otros formatos en su página web. (General)

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RAND Mobbyists, Grupos de Presión, y los Astroturfers IP de Microsoft en 2010 (Bruselas)view story

http://techrights.org – Resumen: Las tácticas brutales utilizados por Microsoft para promover su régimen,donde se tiene que pagar por el software libre, incluso en lugares como Europa, donde las patentes de software son, en principio, ilegales. “Kudos to Spain for not allowing Microsoft to impose his agenda of dominion by control over it & the whole Europe,” says Eduardo Landaveri, who has another tra (General)

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KOffice 2.2 发布view story

http://linuxtoy.org – 近日,办公套件 KOffice 的开发者发布了 KOffice 2.2 版本。KOffice 2.2 包含新的数据管理应用程序 Kexi 2、新的形状效果框架、以及针对 M$ OOXML 格式的 新 Import Filters。此外,该版本还改进了非 X11 平台的兼容性、程序执行性能、OpenDocumnet 的处理等等。 (Software)

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GNOME Foundation: Providing previously missing board meeting minutesview story

http://permalink.gmane.org – GNOME Foundation: Recently Rosanna Yuen informed me that she needed to print out and archive copies of all past board minutes. She was having trouble doing this since the GNOME Foundation board minutes archive on the Wiki only went back to 2007. So she asked me to flesh out the Wiki so it includes links to all meeting minutes back to the year 2000. (Software)