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21 Aug 2014
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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 [37911]
Micro update with many useful and critical bugfixes including 2 security relevant fixes

The Apache OpenOffice project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenOffice 4.1.1. You can download it from the website.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 is a micro update with many useful and critical bugfixes including 2 security relevant fixes (details will come separately).

Bugfixes include:

  • better compatibility with Microsoft Office files,
  • better support for Mac OS X gestures and scrolling,
  • enhanced compatibility with Linux desktop environments.

A full list of the issues fixed in this release can be found at
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16 Aug 2014
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Document Foundation Says LibreOffice Is On Its Way To Mobile Devices, Android Included [37789]
by Kristijan Lucic

Kristijan writes in Android Headlines, "LibreOffice is really popular with Linux users, part of the reason being they can't install Microsoft Office directly on their system, only through a third party program. The other part being, it's a really solid office suite. I personally use Ubuntu (Linux) and I have been an active user of LibreOffice for a while now, though I use Google Docs more frequently and do load Microsoft Office from time to time when I use Windows OS.

LibreOffice is not available on mobile platforms at the moment, however Document Foundation (the people responsible for this suite) have announced their plans to bring LibreOffice to mobile devices at the first LibreOffice Conference..."
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05 Aug 2014
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LibreOffice 4.2.6 [37688]
Ready for enterprise deployments and conservative users

The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 4.2.6 'Still' the seventh and last minor release of the most solid version of the software, ready for enterprise deployments and conservative users.

LibreOffice 4.2.6 arrives just one week after the successful launch of LibreOffice 4.3 'Fresh' the most feature rich version of the office suite.

LibreOffice 4.2.6 is available.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation. Money collected will be used to grow the project both at global and local level.
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22 Jul 2014
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UK makes ODF its official documents format standard [37482]
Turning its back on Microsoft Office's native formats, the UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes in ZDnet, "In 2006 and 2007, there was an enormous documents standards war between Microsoft, with its OpenXML documents format, and the open-source community with its Open Document Format (ODF).

In the end, Microsoft, while eventually supporting ODF, won. ODF, while still supported by such popular open-source office suites as LibreOffice and OpenOffice, became something of an after-thought.

Until, the UK government announced on Tuesday, that it will now require all official office suites to support ODF.

The document format world has just been turned upside down..."
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20 Jun 2014
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LibreOffice 4.2.5 [36979]
fifth minor release

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.2.5 'Fresh', the fifth minor release of the most feature rich version of the software, ready for enterprise deployments. For more conservative users, The Document Foundation suggests LibreOffice 4.1.6 'Stable'.

LibreOffice 4.2.5, as well as LibreOffice 4.1.6, have been developed by over 800 contributors, who have joined the project since the launch in late September 2010 '

"This is a wonderful achievement", said Thorsten Behrens, Chairman of The Document Foundation. "We have managed to attract at least three new contributors per month, for 46 months in a row, with an average of more than 200 new contributors per year".
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01 May 2014
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Oracle Simplifies Migration to Cloud Applications [36153]
New 'Customer 2 Cloud' Program Helps Organizations Quickly and Easily Convert On-Premise Applications to Oracle Cloud

"Over 29 million people around the world already use Oracle Cloud applications for access to the latest innovations with increased flexibility and lower costs. To help even more customers adopt its cloud applications, Oracle today is announcing the Oracle Customer 2 Cloud program.

The program addresses common financial and technical challenges organizations face in transitioning from on-premise software environments to the newer software-as-a-service model. Oracle Customer 2 Cloud offers flexible financial models, rapid startup services and packaged cloud integrations to help remove barriers to taking advantage of modern innovations with Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle CX Cloud. The Customer 2 Cloud program allows Oracle HCM and CRM customers to convert existing on-premise support spend to Oracle Cloud Applications..."
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