FreeOffice is one of the best-performing Microsoft Word replacement suites for Linux. It is also a great replacement for Microsoft Windows run under WINE.
FreeOffice's design makes it a near twin to SoftMaker Office 2016. The differences are minor. If you have a compelling need for a pay-only option, then download the 30-day free trial edition to verify that you really do prefer the Office 2016 version.
Windows Phone has all but died on the vine, and with less than 2 percent market share, it is unlikely to gain any new ground given the pummeling it is receiving from the twin mobile titans of iOS and Android.
But one of those foes actually offers Microsoft a possible lifeline, and a way to make a bigger impact in the mobile space. It's time for Microsoft to dump Windows Phone and start making Android smartphones.
It has been awhile since we've heard anything from the developers of Xfce, a popular open-source desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems, and it looks like some information about the next major release has been brought to light recently.
When Google released Android Studio 1.0 integrated development environment (IDE) back in 2013, it was welcomed as a substantial improvement over Eclipse. Yet, Apple’s Xcode tools for iOS has been widely considered to be superior. With the recent release of Android Studio 2.0, however, Google may have flipped the equation.
Android Studio 2.0 introduces a much faster emulator, as well as an “Instant Run” feature for quickly testing minor code changes. Version 2.0 also adds a Cloud Test Lab service, plus an improved GPU Developer debugger and an app indexing feature.
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In particular, I like how the top edges of it are curved (how the laptop isn't a too-straight rectangle) and how the front of the laptop doesn't wave the lenovo logo.
1. Would you recommend getting the Thinkpad E? Or should I suck it up and get the x or t?
2. The E440 is the cheapest so I'm thinking of buying that. Would it be worth the extra money to buy the E455 or E460 or E550 instead?submitted by /u/linuxthroaway1