Category: Software

OpenOffice.org -> LibreOffice, oh my…

As a writer, I am proud to say that I have used OpenOffice.org as my primary office suite for over 5 years, and could not be happier with it. While I must admit that Microsoft Office is a good office suite product, I rather dislike its user interface (the ribbon,...

Top 10 Free Open Source Software

InfoWorld has a great article covering some of the best free (and open source) software for Windows. So, all you Windows users out there (you know who you are, tisk tisk), listen up: you really can get free software legitimately (a.k.a., not stealing). As would be expected, OpenOffice.org and Mozilla...

Google Earth, Google Mars

Yes, I am a Google fanboy (what self-respecting Linux-loving, Microsoft-basher isn’t?), and this just makes me “Oooo” and “Ahhhh” with childlike wonder. The new Google Earth 5.0 features…. wait for it… wait for it… Google Mars! As the video shows, Google Mars even has a mode where it can show...

Mac vs. PC

Personally I use Linux, but I just love these “I’m a Mac” and “I’m a PC” commercials. Here’s 15 of the Mac vs PC commercials — enjoy! And for more laughs, here’s the UK versions of the commercials!

OpenOffice.org 3.0, Stick'n it to the Man!

The first new major release of OpenOffice.org in three years is finally here! From the looks of it, OpenOffice.org 3.0 promises to deliver some serious competition to Microsoft Office, and not simple because of its fabulous price (which is free). Indeed, the popular open source office suite arguably has as...

Writer’s Perspective on Linux

Hello everyone. My name is M.C. Williams, author and creator of Mythania. I am a writer, a programmer, and a gamer; and I am a recovering Microsoft User. Before I begin, let me start off by saying that I am not an anti-Microsoft war-monger. In fact, for my day-job I...

Commercial Software for Writers

In this article I shall review various commercial (that is to say, “not free”) software applications that writers may find useful. I will not review software for which there are perfectly viable Free and Open Source alternatives. This is why you will not find Microsoft Office reviewed in this article...

Free and Open Source Software for Writers

Nothing is worse than an old cliché, but today more than ever the adage stands true: “the only constant is change”. We live in a world of constant change, surfing the rising wave of the Information Age. And no industry changes faster than that of computer technology and software development....