Tuesday, December 22, 2009

End of Life for OpenOffice.org 2.x


With the upcoming release of OpenOffice.org 3.2, the folks at OpenOffice.org formally announced today the end-of-life status for its legacy version 2.x series of the productivity suite. In a nutshell, the end-of-life status means that if you continue to use this legacy version of the software, you will loose Community support as a whole for patches, bug fixes and security updates.

It is always recommended to upgrade to the latest version of software to receive the benefits of any new features, bug fixes and security improvements over the previous versions. Additionally, there is only so much time that is given for support of legacy software.

Technically, you can still use the legacy versions but the Community support as a whole will not be in place to help with problems. This requires time and human resources that have already been diverted to deal with problems and enhancements to the newer versions of the software.

As always, post your comments, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

In His Service,
AvaByGrace


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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tib Bit - OpenOffice.org YouTube Channel


For those of you who use OpenOffice.org, they have their own channel on YouTube which you can view at http://www.youtube.com/user/openofficeorg. It appears to be relatively new since there is not a whole lot of information published thus far. There is information on how to contribute to the OpenOffice.org project and interviews pertaining to the Renaissance Project. You can subscribe to the channel to comment on and/or upload and share your own videos on OpenOffice.org by using or creating a YouTube account. If you already have a Google account, you can sign in with the username and password for this account; this gives you the same access as creating a YouTube account. With this access you can build playlists of your favorite videos from any YouTube channel to watch later.

As always, post your comments, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

In His Service,
AvaByGrace

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Doodle Update



If you have been using Doodle because of our October 13, 2009 blog post, there is a recent product release you may be interested in; the iPhone App.

The iPhone Application



In collaboration with Neoos, Doodle has available this iPhone app which provides core Doodle features to make scheduling easy and more fun to run. It is available at the iTunes App Store for $2.99. Doodle for iPhone supports all the essential features of the Web version. These features include:
•    Initiate and track meeting requests from your iPhone, wherever you are
•    Invite participants using your iPhone address book
•    Optimized result view suggesting the best option for your meeting
•    Communicate with participants using the comments feature
•    Quick participation with the “All Options” or “None of the Options” button
•    Easy access and overview from your dashboard
•    Connect your MyDoodle account to stay in sync with your web dashboard
For answers to some frequently asked questions by current users of this application check out Neoos’ FAQ at http://www.neoos.ch/products/doodle-for-iphone/doodle-for-iphone-faq
As always, post your comments, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

In His Service,
AvaByGrace


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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanks for Hanging!


Hello Everyone;
Just a brief note to apologize and thank you for hanging in there during this break in blogging. I apologize for not posting on Web Bytes Blog recently and keeping you posted on what is happening. I am working on a project that is keeping me really busy and I do not have the time at this moment to dedicate to blogging on current and important home computing topics. I truly apologize for not writing this blog post sooner and I will get start blogging as soon as I can.

Thank you for your readership and I look forward to interacting with you on a regular basis soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, concerns or research items you would like me to blog on once I get started again, please let me know and I will respond as soon as I can.

In His Service,
AvaByGrace
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