After having to fight with strange corporate tides, controversial management strategies and finally the danger of completely dying, OpenOffice was “donated” to the Apache Software Foundation almost one year ago. Today we had the announcement of the first release of OpenOffice under the governance of the Apache Software Foundation.
The issue of Oracle challenging Google on the use of Java APIs may, on the surface, appear to be a case of IT corporate establishing themselves on a common turf. However, the implications of these digital corporate wars are serious. The ongoing battle is for Oracle to gain complete control on Java programming language and for Google […]
Gimp is one of the most important tools we Linux users have in our hands being a powerful application that covers the specialized needs of photo manipulators. It may not be perfect, or as good as other commercial applications, but it is getting better and better with every release and is already very powerful and […]
We live in a flashy world when it comes to the world-wide-web. With most websites carrying a lot of flashy graphics, banners and advertisements. Sure, we can minimize the amount of graphics that our browsers present us, with the use of ad-blockers. But this is somewhat limited.
First off, Application Menu has not any similarity with Unity’s Global Menus. While Global Menus copy the Window App Menu from the usual spot (inside App) into Unity’s top panel -the Mac style-, Application Menu, is one single menu that steals some elements from Window App Menu and places them in a drop down – […]
Computers have always been used as music playing devices. Big collections with thousand of songs coming from hundreds of different artists are easily organized using the right application. Many people nowadays, don’t even use a music player to listen to music because everything is on the internet, but music players have evolved offering better functionality […]
MATE a traditional desktop environment that forked from Gnome 2 and is available as for those users who want the original Gnome 2 environment. The name ‘mate’ is derived from the South American beverage called mate that is made from the herb ‘yerba mate’. MATE, the desktop, is now available on Linux Mint and is packaged […]
Cairo-Dock 3.0 has been released, the new version comes with many new features and improvements, so the taskbar has been greatly enhanced, the Log out applet has been rewritten, now allowing you to switch users, the control of the dock from the keyboard is now very powerful, all shortkeys can now be managed