Category Archives: Open Source

OLD DV tapes to load to your computer and looking for software? Don’t have imovie? It’s not that hard….

If you have old DV tapes and a firewire cable & connection, you can use free Linux to load those tapes onto your computer. This has batch commands that will load as one long file, or even create a series … Continue reading

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I added some more Open Source Software recommendations to my summary page

Hi all, there is just so much great stuff out there now. I only wish I had time to stay home and play with it all!

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Great summary of Open Source history

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Libreoffice password opens locked Microsoft Office files

Hi all, for the last few years I’ve been using Microsoft Office365 for business reasons. But since Microsoft took 5 years to update office for mac, we’ve decided most of us can switch back to Libreoffice. We’ll outright buy Microsoft Office … Continue reading

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French government MIMO group going with LibreOffice

Interesting times. The MIMO working group chose to switch to LibreOffice when the OpenOffice community split into two branches: one branch, OpenOffice, is supported by Oracle, which inherited OpenOffice when it acquired Sun. Oracle donated the OpenOffice code and brand … Continue reading

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