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Submission + - LibreOffice 5.1 Officially Released

prisoninmate writes: After being in development for the last three months or so, LibreOffice 5.1 comes today to a desktop environment near you with some of the most attractive features you've ever seen in an open-source office suite software product, no matter the operating system used. The release highlights of LibreOffice 5.1 include a redesigned user interface for improved ease of use, better interoperability with OOXML files, support for reading and writing files on cloud servers, enhanced support for the ODF 1.2 file format, as well as additional Spreadsheet functions and features.

Submission + - Canonical reveals the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet with convergence (

LichtSpektren writes: Several tech sites have now broke the news that Canonical has revealed their BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet. Joey-Elijah Sneddon builds the hype:

A stunning 10.1-inch IPS touch display powered a full HD 1920×1200 pixel resolution at 240 ppi. Inside is a 64-bit MediaTek MT8163A 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. A micro SD memory card is included, adding storage expansion of up to 64GB. Furthermore, the converged slate includes an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and dual LED flash (and capable of recording in full 1080p), plus a front facing 3-megapixel camera for video chats, vlogs and selfies. Front facing Dolby Atmos speakers will provide a superior sound experience during movie playback. The M10 measure 246mm x 171mm x 8.2mm, weighs just 470 grams — lighter than the Apple iPad Air — and has a 7280 mAh battery to give up to 10 hours of use.

... Tablet mode offers a side stage for running two apps side-by-side, plus a full range of legacy desktop applications, mobile apps and scopes. LibreOffice, Mozilla Firefox, The GIMP and Gedit are among a ‘curated collection of legacy apps’ to ship pre-installed on the tablet. It will also be possible for developers and enthusiasts to install virtually any ARM compatible app available on Ubuntu using the familiar ‘apt-get‘ command.

A photo gallery can also be seen on his website here. The price is not yet announced, but the Android version of the same tablet is currently on sale for €229.

Comment Not really (Score 2) 699

You also need the "--no-preserve-root" and to have a buggy motherboard UEFI implementation. The problem is that deleting stuff in /sys/firmware/efi/efivars resets some variables in the UEFI. If the implementation follows the spec then that is like doing a factory reset on your motherboard. For some poor hardware they fail to boot after this. The kernel already has some protection for some bad hardware, more will be added shortly ( ).

Comment Re:Is the systemd problem fixed yet? (Score 1) 132

systemd works great for millions of people. I am sure most of them did not even notice the change (unless their distro was previously using sysvinit and their boot got much faster). So either you only tried systemd on a really buggy distro, maybe a development release, or you did had some complicated set of custom boot scripts that broke, or you have a really odd hardware setup. Most distros still write the old ascii log files, so i don't see how debugging could be harder.

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