German state planning to switch 25,000 PCs to LibreOffice

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  • GitHub repo alma

    Create Arch Linux based bootable USB drives

    I'd recommend Arch Linux for developers.

    It takes a little bit of set-up / learning at the start. But you can easily try it out with a tool like ALMA - https://github.com/r-darwish/alma

    See my preset files here - https://github.com/jamesmcm/arch-i3-usb

    But PopOS is probably the closest to the previous beginner Ubuntu experience now.

  • GitHub repo arch-i3-usb

    Preset files to create a fully functional, persistent live USB installation of Arch Linux with i3 via ALMA

    I'd recommend Arch Linux for developers.

    It takes a little bit of set-up / learning at the start. But you can easily try it out with a tool like ALMA - https://github.com/r-darwish/alma

    See my preset files here - https://github.com/jamesmcm/arch-i3-usb

    But PopOS is probably the closest to the previous beginner Ubuntu experience now.

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  • GitHub repo ONLYOFFICE

    ONLYOFFICE Document Server is an online office suite comprising viewers and editors for texts, spreadsheets and presentations, fully compatible with Office Open XML formats: .docx, .xlsx, .pptx and enabling collaborative editing in real time.

    Does anyone know of any large-scale implementations of https://www.onlyoffice.com/ ? I wonder if that suite would be a better solution than LO simply because it is OOXML native (unlike LO which AFIK is ODF native and has a conversion layer to be compatible with OOXML). I think that OO's feature set is still limited in comparison to LO, but they are making a lot of progress (and being web-native seems like a huge advantage as well).

  • GitHub repo cinnamon

    A Linux desktop featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology and introducing brand new innovative features.

    https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon/issues/2465

    > Linux has quite improved from X. These days, you install Y and you are good to go. Super easy to use and just works. It is based on Z, so you can use all the packages but with the bad stuff and experiments removed.

    People have been saying this since literally forever. I've been through enough forum threads and chats all the way back to when forums were still a thing and IRC dominated the chat space. It's always the same "it's different this time around". No it's not, the Linux desktop has structural issues that will never be solved because of its decentralized and throw away nature.

    I'm not saying this is a reason to pick Windows though, your gripes with Windows are valid too, but a Linux desktop to solve Window's problems doesn't seem like an solution to me.

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