Open Source

September, 2015

My dad, Linux, and me

When I was a young girl, I remember my dad showing me Linux on his computer. He was showing me what was known then as Red Hat Linux—it was a fresh version of Colgate 4.0 from Best Buy. At that time, I was familiar with Windows 95 and knew how to use a computer, but […]

A great time to be a Linux person

It’s 2015, and there are no computers in my house that run anything but Linux. Yep, I’m one of those people. My name is Jim Salter, and I’m a professional Linux sysadmin and developer. I’m the chief technologist of Openoid, and the author and developer of its product, Sanoid, an open source project that aims […]

Netherlands Fighting to Replace Microsoft’s OpenXML with ODF

The inertia in the administration is huge The Dutch government is now pushing to have the Open Document Format mandatory in all the administration, a move that would make Microsoft very unhappy. There is a real battle going on in Europe between the ODF and OpenXML. The Open Document Format is supported by the likes […]

Italian military to switch to LibreOffice and ODF

The Italian military is transitioning to LibreOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF). The Ministry of Defense will over the next year-and-a-half install this suite of office productivity tools on some 150,000 PC workstations – making it Europe’s second largest LibreOffice implementation. The switch was announced on 15 September by the Complete story