Linked by lemur2 on Fri 3rd Jun 2011 22:24 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Netbook innovator Asustek has announced that it will ship three models of its Eee PC with Ubuntu 10.10 preinstalled. Canonical announced Asus' decision to load the Eee PC 1001PXD, 1011PX and 1015PX with Ubuntu 10.10 from 1 June as one that will "make it one of the most user-friendly PCs on the market". Asus said that "many more" Eee PC models running Ubuntu will be available later this year. Linux fans will hope that in the three years since Asus started shipping Linux on its Eee PCs users will have realised that Linux is far more lightweight and suited to netbook computing than Windows.
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For the naysayers ...
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Jun 2011 03:42 UTC
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Although OpenOffice has stagnated somewhat in recent months, people might be interested to hear that the new kid on the block, LibreOffice, is forging ahead in leaps and bounds.

Much of the legacy "cruft" code from OpenOffice has been removed, and new features are now being added:

New in version 3.3

New in version 3.4

Edited 2011-06-07 04:01 UTC

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