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16 Jan 2010

OpenOffice.org: 2009 Numbers vs 2010 Perspectives

2009 has been a year of consolidation for OpenOffice.org in Italy, as you can easily see from the histogram (2007 is blue, 2008 is red, 2009 is yellow). Downloads have reached a record figure of 7.865.008, with
20 Feb 2009

Openoffice.org: 7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do

[From PC Mag] Even though OpenOffice.org – which is, yes, an application suite, not just a Web site – can’t do everything Office can, it can do a lot, and it has some of its own tricks
13 Feb 2009

OpenOffice.org Renaissance Project

Renaissance Project has the objective of revamping OpenOffice.org user interface in order to make it more attractive for the ordinary user, who is accustomed to the bells and whistles of Microsoft and Apple operating systems and prioritizes
26 Jan 2009

OpenOffice.org Blocked from Microsoft Live Search?

Faced with growing threats of free and open source software projects, Microsoft removed OpenOffice.org web site from its search engine results yesterday. Search terms “Open Office” and “OpenOffice.org” returned similar web sites, …, but not what we
24 Nov 2008

About Beijing, OOo, ODF and interoperability

Unfortunately, I haven’t had enough time to elucubrate about what I’ve seen and heard in Beijing. Therefore, this is going to be a random collection of thoughts. Maybe, in the future I will have the time to
22 Oct 2008

Venezuela adopts ODF as National Standard

Speaking at the Second ODF Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, Carlos Gonzalez of the National Center of Information Technologies, announced that the Venezuelan government had formally adopted ODF as a standard for the “processing, exchange and storage
20 Oct 2008

Sometimes someone at Microsoft…

Sometimes someone at Microsoft releases an interview which is worth reading. Two small excerpts: For example, it is harder and harder to continue to define the world of software as a world divided between open source companies
15 Oct 2008

This is not a Guinness, but is definitely a world record

During the second day of availability of OpenOffice.org 3.0, the suite has been downloaded 620.000 times at worldwide level (all languages, all flavours) and 50.000 times in Italy (the Italian version). This brings the total for the
1 Oct 2008

Charles H. Schulz and Microsoft at the Italian OOo Conference

The Italian OOo Conference will happen next Friday, October 3, in Bolzano, one of the geographical areas where open source software is most widely adopted, with solutions in place in the Italian schools – the region is
4 Sep 2008

Google one day, Microsoft one life

Google Chrome first EULA was flawed, to say the least, as Google “acquired” – divine rights? – the copyright of all the contents generated – in a way or another – through the browser. Article 11, the