France's 4th largest city, Toulouse, saves a million Euros by migrating to LibreOffice


Toulouse saves a million Euros by migrating to LibreOffice

City of Munich saved more than €11.7 million in a decade and were among the earliest to understand the benefits of adopting open source and Linux. Then came UK with sweeping changes to its policies favoring LibreOffice over proprietary alternatives. Not only that. Just recently, they even adopted ODF as UK's official document format. Governments and public offices around the world are slowly waking up to the hard fact that proprietary software may not be in their best long-term interest after all, even if you ignore the cost-factor. Toulouse, France's fourth largest city, is the latest to jump on the bandwagon.

'cool-old-term': This retro styled Terminal Emulator could be the coolest we've seen yet!

cool-old-term for ubuntu

We've seen Terminal Emulators of all sizes and shapes for Linux, but nothing like this yet. 'cool-old-term' is one gorgeous looking Terminal emulator. 

Microsoft is losing its war on document standards, ODF is now UK's official document format


odf is uk's official document format

Document standards war were a thing of the past. Microsoft was trying to push its proprietary OpenXML documents format as the new standard while the rest of the world was hoping for a more open, "no-strings attached" open document format (ODF) as the new standard. Eventually Microsoft accepted defeat and promised to support ODF. But the progress was slow. UK government has stepped in now and made it clear that ODF will be its new official standardised document format. Sign of things to come, we believe.

Privacy Badger: Adblock Plus alternative from EFF to protect your privacy


Privacy Badger is a privacy-protector and ad-blocker tool from the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation). Privacy Badger extension for Firefox and Chrome/Chromium.

Blackphone, the world's most private and secure mobile phone is back on sales again

blackphone

The NSA debacle and the unearthing of PRISM surveillance program was nothing short of shock to many. There has been a see change in how technology is perceived since then. From Avatar OS to Blackphone, a host of new projects are keen to bring in a revolutionary change to the world of gadgets and technology. As they say, the only winners of the whole NSA debacle will be those companies that places privacy and security at the forefront.

Linux Remote Control goes native on Android

linux remote control android

We have covered Linux Remote Control before which is a simple web based application for Android (and other devices that has support for HTML 5). It lets you "remote-control" Ubuntu abd other Linux based distros from your Android phone with ease. LRC for Android can now be installed from Firefox marketplace making the whole process so much smoother.

Firefox OS powered $25 smartphones coming to India in the 'next few months'

firefox os

Low cost smartphones are the new rage. Unsurprisingly, Android leads this entirely new smartphone segment as well. And in the current context, the only player that could give Android any real competition in this segment is Firefox OS. Like Android, Firefox OS developed by Mozilla is free, open source and is based on Linux.

Synergy could be the coolest Open Source App I have used in a long time

synergy keyboard and mouse sharing for ubuntu 14.04

Synergy is a cross-platform and open source tool for sharing one mouse and keyboard between multiple computers seamlessly. Though the real use of this technology must be for enterprise users, individual users can have a lot of fun with this powerful tool as well.


Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" Release Schedule

Ubuntu 14.10 release schedule

Well, that was fast. The next Ubuntu 14.10 codenamed "Utopic Unicorn" will be releasing on October 23rd, 2014. The entire release schedule has also been announced.


Meizu MX3 Ubuntu phone to be showcased at Mobile Asia Expo 2014

meizu mx3 ubuntu phone

Meizu is all set to unveil its flagship Ubuntu Touch powered smartphone at Mobile Asia Expo 2014 to be held at Shanghai, China.

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