Oracle Promoting Open Office Through Java Update

December 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: FOSS, news, windows 

This past weekend I was using a Windows XP computer and there was a notification in the system tray that said Java needed to update. I clicked the icon to go ahead with the update and to my surprise I saw a nice little ad for Open Office while the the Java update was downloading. Read more

Gnumeric: A Light Weight Spreadsheet Program

August 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gnome, linux, review, Ubuntu 

Most Linux and Open Source enthusiasts are familiar with the OpenOffice.Org office suite. OpenOffice is great, but sometimes you just need a lighter and faster alternative. Maybe you've got a netbook or an older computer and you don't need a full, integrated, office suite, but just a few of the main applications like a word processor and a spreadsheet program. Gnumeric is one such spreadsheet program.

Gnumeric is available for Linux and 32 bit Windows. If you're running Ubuntu Linux, you can install Gnumeric from a terminal with Read more