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Post-PC LibreOffice heads for Web, iOS, Android

Programmers are working on liberating the open-source office suite from personal computers with tablet and browser versions due by early 2013.

By October 14, 2011


What to do with your USB flash drive: Maintain Windows

What do you use your USB flash drive for? How about maintaining a Windows computer? In part two of our "What To Do With Your USB Flash Drive" series, we'll show you how to install Parted Magic so you can reset Windows passwords, clone your system, and partition your hard disk, right from your USB flash drive.

By July 7, 2011


Ubuntu opens up to Qt toolkit

Future versions of OS will include the cross-platform Qt interface libraries and could come preloaded with Qt applications based on the framework.

By January 19, 2011


Ubuntu bringing multitouch to Linux

Canonical's version of Linux will have some multitouch abilities come October. But is multitouch really intuitive?

By August 16, 2010


Nokia to bridge Maemo, Symbian with Qt

The use of Qt is expected to make it easier for developers to write apps both for the Maemo mobile Linux OS and for Symbian, Nokia's smartphone platform.

By July 6, 2009


VLC media player finally reaches 1.0

For over eight years, the VideoLAN Client project has been releasing, testing, and releasing sub-1.0 versions of their popular "Jack-of-all-media" VLC Player software.

By July 7, 2009


VideoLAN releases VLC 1.0.0: Your media will never be the same

VLC was already the world's best media player, but in version 1.0.0 it gets even better.

By July 7, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 945: Born to be WILB

Turns out surfing Facebook at work has a name and it's good for your productivity. A study shows that 20 percent of your time spent Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing (WILB) will improve your output.

By April 3, 2009


Google grinds closer to Chrome release for Mac

Google's browser now is good enough on Mac OS X to break while showing a Web page. Yes, that's progress. Also, Linux will get a native interface.

By February 13, 2009


Canonical seeks designers to primp Ubuntu

CEO Mark Shuttleworth is looking for usability specialists to do "some of the heavy lifting required to turn those desktop-experience ideas into reality."

By September 12, 2008