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  • Competitive benefits drive businesses to open source

    Vendors of proprietary software are fond of warning potential customers thatopen source software isn't ready for business, typically citing subpar features or a higher total cost of ownership (TCO).

    Written by Katherine Noyes09 Feb. 11 08:34
  • LibreOffice 3.3: Hands-on with the free office suite

    The LibreOffice project came about late in 2010 when it became increasingly uncertain what Oracle's intentions were for, which it acquired after purchasing Sun.

    Written by Keir Thomas26 Jan. 11 06:56
  • LibreOffice is taking shape with third beta

    It's been less than two months since the Document Foundation announced that it was launching its own "fork" of the productivity software suite, but already its new LibreOffice alternative is beginning to take shape.

    Written by Katherine Noyes20 Nov. 10 11:08
  • 5 awesome free tools for small businesses

    These are frugal times for business, and an organization starting out might have very little money to spend on IT. Even if you're part of an established business, you're probably feeling the pinch.

    Written by Keir Thomas13 Nov. 10 11:16
  • Get support for open source software

    One of the most persistent myths surrounding Linux and other open source software is that there's no easy way to get good support. Just this week, for instance, we saw this claim used in Microsoft's video, obviously with the hope of striking fear into business users' hearts.

    Written by Katherine Noyes16 Oct. 10 04:42