Internet media has reported that the NSA, the secretive United States Government Organization, has direct access to servers of some of the biggest web and technology companies in the world. Google, Microsoft, Skype and Facebook have all been in the headlines. The NSA has developed a project called PRISM which allows officials to collect private […]
Looks like Linux has finally challenged the dominance of decades of proprietary office document software. As the market share of Android devices continues to make an impact Microsoft has already announced its Android port for Office Suite, their proprietary office documents management software.
Does anyone remember WordPerfect? Yes, there was a viable competitor to Microsoft Office at one stage. Back in 1994, Novell bought WordPerfect for $US 1.5billion. After just 18 months, Novell then sold WordPerfect to Corel for a measly US$ 146million. A huge loss at the expense of Novell. Whilst under the ownership of Corel, in […]
The latest report by The Linux Foundation, for the year 2012, holds lots of surprises. The top surprise is of course, is that of the most unlikely contributor to Linux kernel development- Microsoft Corp. – at No.17, in a Top 20 list! The financial figures reveal that up to one-percent of the development of Linux 2.6.36 to the latest version […]
LibreOffice after one and half-years as an open source office productivity suite has grown from being just a fork of OpenOffice.org (OOo) and emerged as an independent tool for those who prefer the openness and scope of work copyleft offers over claustrophobic copyright licenses and proprietary software. Following the game-changing split and backing by The […]
There have been rumors that the secure boot of MS Windows 8 would replace BIOS with UEFI, thereby locking out Linux. This would even lock out the earlier Windows versions from new computers. This rumor was disturbing for people who wanted both Windows and Linux on their systems. And since it wouldn’t allow other Windows […]