Integrate a little Freedom into your Office
We discuss the weather. Summer in Scotland fell on a weekend this year. This pleases us.
2:20 Rescuing an old laptop
- IBM ThinkPad made in Greenock, Scotland
- IBM is not a good employer, according to this Facebook page. They need a union!
- Rescued with Puppy Linux
6:10 Mobile phone operating systems
- Nokia N900 runs Debian-based Maemo
- NITDroid is Android for Nokia Internet Tablets
- Meego is a software platform supported by The Linux Foundation
8:35 A visit to the Free Software Foundation
- Free Software Foundation is based in Boston
- Free as in Freedom oggcast
- Trisquel GNU Linux
- The Free Software definition
- Debian Social Contract
- FSF founded by Richard Stallman
15:00 You don’t have to install Linux – you can run Free Software Windows or OS X
- Firefox is a great Open Source browser
- Plenty of free office software out there
- AbiWord is a lightweight word processor – lean and effective
- LibreOffice Writer
- Open word processors can open almost any document format, and save in any format too – unlike Microsoft Word
- Integrates seamlessly with Word
- Don’t waste your money on Microsoft Word
- LibreOffice includes spreadsheet, presentation, database and other software.
- Exports to PDF.
- The Free Software Foundation Open Document campaign.
- The Document Foundation
- NeoOffice for OS X
- Zotero is a LibreOffice and Firefox plugin for citations
- Fight the power! Unions should reject Word documents from employers.