CodeWeavers released CrossOver XI software has been officially release for both Linux and Macintosh platforms, bringing initial support for Microsoft Office 2010. Based on Wine 1.4, CrossOver XI (version 11.0.0) is not only a major update to the popular application, but it also marks a step forward in its evolution, by simplifying the CrossOver product into a single one, uniting all CrossOver editions.
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The LibreOffice Project has announced Release Candidate 1 of the upcoming Libreoffice 3.4 release. The project is also announcing a change in its announcement strategy — the announce list will only be used for final and stable releases. As part of the announcement, Italo Vignoli mentioned that there seems to be some confusion about the LibreOffice scheduling and development process, and selecting the “right” release of LibreOffice. LibreOffice is on a “time based release model” and the project is avoiding schedule slips. He also encouraged users to select the “right release of LibreOffice for each situation.”
Conservative users who want very stable releases are encouraged to choose a commercially supported version, or at least wait for a point release that has all the bugs shaken out.
The Document Foundation has come up with a good news today i.e. the second micro release of Libreoffice 3.3 is out now. This is primarily a bug-fix release which is all set to improve the stability & usability of the software and sets the platform for the next release viz Libreoffice 3.4, due in mid May. If you already have LibreOffice 3.3.2 RC2, then you dont need to remove it and reinstall it all over. Just wait for the update to hit the Update Manager.
For those who cant wait, the post is as follows
It’s been a while since we posted about LibreOffice’s development (beta release). Since then, LibreOffice has gone through rigorous development and now here we have the first stable release of LibreOffice with a lot of updates and bug-fixes. LibO as we know it now has the PPA so its easy for us to download it and keep it up-to-date. The Document Foundation has announced the release of LibreOffice 3.3.0 Final, all set for production machines. This release is fully stable and ready to use.
LibreOffice 3.3.0 – Direct link
LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. LibreOffice is a fork of the famous project OpenOffice project which is now under Oracle. It is free software and servers all your basic needs. It is the result of immense efforts by The Document Foundation aimed at making an Office suite or desktops that servers all your needs for free.
A group of key contributors to the OpenOffice.org (OOo) project have formed a new organization i.e. ‘The Document Foundation‘ to manage a community-driven fork of the popular open source office suite. Their goal is to liberate the project from Oracle’s control and create a more inclusive and participatory ecosystem around the software & save it from sudden-death just like Opensolaris project.
[Update] LibreOffice 3.3.0 Release Candidate 4
Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and other desktops with a combination of “press-ready” output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, Spot Colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.
It is powerful Desktop Publishing (DTP) software that helps you create great looking documents of all kinds. It also comes with a lot of support options to help you achieve the best results.
Get Scribus :- ‘Scribus 1.5.0 svn’ can be downloaded and installed using the Ubuntu PPA of Scribus-Trunk. Open the terminal and type :-
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:scribus/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install scribus-trunk
and done. Access Scribus from Applications>Graphics>Scribus(Trunk).
OpenOffice.org (OO.o or OOo), commonly known as OpenOffice, is an open source software application suite available for a number of different computer operating systems. OpenOffice.org 3 is the result of over twenty years’ software engineering. Started as a single piece of software, it has a constantly evolved. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software. As a result, OpenOffice does everything you want, the way you want it to. And all this for Free.
Download OpenOffice.org 3.2:
.deb (32 bit ) - here
.deb (64 bit) - here
For more information, go here.
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PDFedit is a PDF editor for Linux and supports word-processor style editing of the unencrypted PDF files. It is pretty easy to use and can be used if you want to make some changes to your PDF files and then distribute them.
To install it, either you can use Add/Remove or the Synaptic Application manager or simply use:
sudo apt-get install pdfedit
in the terminal.