Apache OpenOffice Downloaded 50 Million Times In a Year
An anonymous reader writes with this quick bite from the H: "Just a few days after the one year anniversary of the release of the first version of OpenOffice from the Apache Foundation (Apache OpenOffice 3.4) on 8 May 2012, the project can now boast 50 million downloads of the Open Source office suite. 10 million of those downloads happened since the beginning of March. In contrast, LibreOffice claimed it had 15 million unique downloads of its office suite in all of 2012."
Microsoft closes 33 security holes in May
The company has fixed a critical hole in Internet Explorer that is already being exploited by attackers, and patched vulnerabilities in all versions of Windows, in Office, in Windows Essentials, and in other components
The Lede: Astronaut Covers ‘Space Oddity’ From Space
The Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield celebrated his last day in charge of the International Space Station by releasing an elaborately produced cover version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” recorded around the office in his spare time.
Potential new OpenOffice logos shortlisted
A short list of logo designs for Apache OpenOffice is now available as the result of a survey of over 5000 for their design preferences. The new brand is being developed ready for version 4.0 of the office suite
From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3-Years; How Nest Thermostats Were Born.
Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. I remember when the press first hit about Nest Labs, the guys behind the iPod/iPhone were taking on thermostats everywhere! A collective “huh?” went through the tech industry. It felt like the tech version of the Avengers got together to build an office park, not save the world. After sitting down with Nest co-founder Matt Rogers at Google For Entrepreneurs‘ office a few weeks ago, I learned the backstory and vision of a company on a mission to build one of the world’s only great hardware/software companies in the world. There are hard workers, there are really hard workers, and then there are the Matt Rogers of the world. If you think you work hard, please read/watch our entire interview then reevaluate. He had a quick start with his first Mac product interactions being at age three. As ...