LibreOffice is an open source office suite originated from Open Office. Oracle’s purchase of Sun Microsystem caused quite it a bit of tension within the developers. A group later formed the Document Foundation. This group eventually broke away and created LibreOffice. It provides similar features to those of other office suites such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs. Like its name implies, “Libre” Office is a free office suite software. Microsoft Office is one of the most prevalent office productivity suites available. However, its high prices may shy away those who are on a tight budget. As a result, LibreOffice is
Mozilla’s Sunbird is a Calendar based on the same popular open-source platform on which Firefox and Thunderbird run on. Sunbird ties in directly to Thunderbird via an extension called Lightning that makes it easy and quick to get the most out of your calendar. Sunbird is still in its beta stages, so the kinks are not quite worked out, yet, but you can still get started with the calendar program and see if it is right for you. If you already use the Mozilla suite of products, Sunbird will fit right in on your computer. How to use Sunbird In order
Every good Android fanboy knows and brags about how Google does things differently than Apple. Unlike Apple’s iPhone, the Google Android is open for everyone. However, this is a very serious flaw and it’s seriously hurting Android. Lets look at the various aspects of the Google’s approach in making Android as different as possible form iOS, and in the process hurt the guys who can make or break it – the App developers. The Google Strategy One aspect of Android that has been proudly touted since day one is the fact that it is “open-source.” While Apple is notorious for
Similar to the idea behind Google Chrome OS, Mozilla is building its own operating system to compete with its rival. The only thing is, unlike the netbook-focused Chrome OS, Mozilla’s operating system project is being developed for mobile devices: smartphones and tablets. Boot to Gecko(B2G), the new web-based mobile operating system, was built from the need to create a standalone system for the open web, aiming to “make open web technologies a better basis for future applications on mobile and desktop alike”, said Mozilla researcher Dr. Andreas Gal, in a post blog. Boot to Gecko OS – Initial Details: Boot
There are times when one needs to schedule a shutdown of the computer after a predefined interval of time. Maybe you are running a virus scan or downloading something from the internet. Although some programs have an options for auto-shutdown after performing their tasks, many others don’t. Scheduled Shutdown is very simple Java application that lets us shutdown our computer after a specified interval of time. With Scheduled Shutdown – we can shutdown our computer from a period of 1 minute to – 12 hours. Shutdown Your PC After Pre-Defined Interval: Scheduled Shutdown is a small (~1 Mb) freeware software.