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January 24, 2011  11:50 AM

LibreOffice ready for mainstream

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Java, libreoffice, OpenOffice, Oracle

LibreOffice will be available for download from 25 January. Finally people will be able to use an Office suite that's not backed by Microsoft, Google, Oracle or IBM. LibreOffice uses Java...

July 22, 2010  8:11 AM

Show me the proof

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, OpenOffice, Spreadsheets

In an age of increasing computerisation there are times when we need to actually question what the computer is telling us. Take spreadsheets for example. It is not uncommon to discover that the built-in functions can behave differently to the underlying macro and programming languages.


May 12, 2010  9:40 AM

Office 2010 arrives: time to upgrade…maybe

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Office 2007, office 2010, OpenOffice

Later today MS will officially launch Office 2010. So should you upgrade? As our reviewer Tim Andserson, points out, the biggest barrier to upgrading is the existing 2007...

March 18, 2009  10:39 AM

IBM/Sun: what it could mean?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IBM, OpenOffice, power, risc, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, Unix

What will IBM gain by buying Sun? Today, under Jonathan Schwartz's leadership, I think Sun's more of a software company than a Unix server and workstation firm.IBM could benefit from taking over Java and OpenOffice. I'm not too sure where the hardware fits. OK, IBM will increase its market lead...

October 1, 2007  8:38 PM

A first look at Office Live and Offfice Online

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Google, Microsoft, Office Live, Open source, OpenOffice, SharePoint

It is rather telling that Microsoft chose to unveil a major business services strategy on Sunday. Perhaps this is because it is not really that different to what we can do already. Shared workspaces is not a new idea. Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft’s Business Division says:


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