Five Years of LibreOffice Evolution (2010-2015)

LibreOffice – amazing free and open source office suite from The Document Foundation. LO was forked from OpenOffice.org in September 28, 2010 and OOo is an open-source version of the earlier StarOffice. The LibreOffice support word processing, the creation and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, databases, mathematical formulae.

Core applications:

  • Writer – word processor
  • Calc – spreadsheet app, similar to Excel
  • Impress – application for presentations, support Microsoft PowerPoint’s format
  • Draw – vector graphics editor
  • Math – special application for writing and editing mathematical formulae
  • Base – database management

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Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge on Linux with Qemu-KVM: HowTo and Demo

This post don’t contains the Microsoft and Windows propaganda: sometimes you need check how your website looks in IE or Microsoft Edge browser or run your cross-platform application on Windows. Best way – run Windows in virtual machine. VirtualBox is good, but slower than qemu and not easy to install in Linux.

First we need to going on this website and download Windows 10 image: select Linux tab, Windows 10 virtual machine and platform VirtualBox:
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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Programming Language in Action

ArnoldC — imperative programming language in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s style and based on his one-liners. All basic keywords of this language used is Arnold’s films. This project tries to discover new meanings from the Arnold movies with the means of computer science. Parsing is done with Parboiled and ASM is used to generate the Java bytecode.

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Introduction to Tox — Free & Open Source messenger with audio/video calls as Skype Alternative

Update 30.08.2015: one of the developers stolen all money and website of project. New Tox website is here.

Introduction and clients overview

Tox is a free messenger and licenced under GNU GPLv3. He also support secured text messeges(NSA can’t read your messages), audio and video calls, group chat. Tox is very easy to use and don’t require strong programming skills. If you can use Skype, it’s not a problem to use Tox – without ads and pays.

 

Take a look on this screenshot:
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Best Free Racing Games for Linux and PC Review

 



Stunt Rally – free dynamic racing game with rally style of driving, mostly on gravel. It features a rich variety of 167 tracks in 34 sceneries also on other planets – a lot of for racing game. Track difficulty ranges from short and easy to very difficult stunt tracks including jumps, skewed loops, pipes winding in 3D, obstacles or all at once. There are 19 cars to choose, 3 hovering spaceships (yes, you can fly) and 1 bouncing sphere. The latter provide a fast and easier gameplay on flat tracks.

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Speed Dreamsis a 3d cross-platform, open source motorsport simulation and racing game and fork of the open racing car simulator Torcs, aiming to implement exciting new features, cars, tracks and AI opponents to make a more enjoyable game for the player, as well as constantly improving visual and physics realism. Speed Dreams support a variety of input devices: keyboards, mouses, joypads, joysticks, racing wheels and pedals.

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SuperTuxKart is a free 3D kart racing game; we want to make the game fun more than we want to make it realistic. You can play with up to 4 friends on one PC, racing against each other or just try to beat the computer (a network multiplayer feature is planned).
See the great lighthouse or drive through the sand and visit the pyramids. Race underground or in space, watching the stars passing by. Have some rest under the palms on the beach (watching the other karts overtaking you 🙂 ). But don’t eat the bananas! Watch for bowling balls, plungers, bubble gum and cakes thrown by opponents.

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TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator) is an open source 3D car racing simulator available for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, AmigaOS 4, AROS, MorphOS and Microsoft Windows. TORCS include the 42 different car models, 30 racing tracks and 6 racing types. TORCS support a single player mode and several racing modes: Quick Race, Non-Championship Race, Endurance Race, Championship, Challenge Race and Practice.

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