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Run Windows 10 in Ubuntu with VirtualBox

Earlier, we blogged about using VirtualBox to install a Windows XP virtual machine (VM), running within the Ubuntu operating system (OS). An upcoming update to VirtualBox will let you install Windows 10 as a VM, and use it in exactly the same way:

Ubuntu on Dell: help article round-up

As covered in recent blog posts (see Ubuntu on Dell: "No Anti-virus Required" and Dell further bolsters support for Ubuntu), we're continuing to see a tonne of useful help articles from Dell for running Ubuntu on their business computers. Everything from installing a Dell printer, to running Ubuntu and Windows side-by-side is covered.

French government looks to adopt open standard file formats

Following on from the UK government's landmark decision, recent reports indicate the French government is also looking to replace proprietary Microsoft Office file formats with OpenDocument Format. OpenDocument Format (ODF), is a true industry-standard electronic office document format, supported by the LibreOffice software suite.

LibreOffice is now available from the Mac App Store

For customers using Apple macOS, there are now two ways to try LibreOffice. As well as a conventional download from the main LibreOffice website, it's also now available as a convenient one-step install from the Mac App Store:

Thunderbird supports LaTeX expressions in email

For customers working in science and academia, Thunderbird supports LaTeX expressions and formulas with the LaTeX It! add-on. This can be a huge time-saver when exchanging formula-laden emails with colleagues. Simply type the desired expression, press the "LaTeX It!" toolbar icon, and the expression is converted into the corresponding formula:

Ubuntu on Dell: "No Anti-virus Required"

Continuing on from our recent blog entry covering Dell's endorsement of Ubuntu as a business operating system, we're excited to see focus also being placed on their affordable laptop range.

The importance of endpoint-encrypted email for business

The security disclosures that have occurred over the past two years – vis a vis Edward Snowden's revelations around global electronic surveillance programmes – have shone light on email's lack of security as a communication medium. Email – in its plain, default state – is prone to content interception at the multiple points between an email being sent, its journey over the public internet, and the recipient's account.

Dell further bolsters support for Ubuntu

In previous blog entries we've highlighted just how well Ubuntu runs on Dell's business-class laptops. Dell has recently moved to create additional support resources for installing Ubuntu on its PCs—as well as endorsing it on their business support channels:

Secure WordPress.com websites with two-factor authentication

In recent news bound to further delight customers using WordPress.com for business web hosting, easy-to-use two-factor authentication has now been introduced.

UK government forges ahead moving to open standards and open source

In an update to last year's UK government announcement mandating open standards for all document file formats (replacing Microsoft Office and Google Drive as contenders), work is proceeding apace – with several government departments now publishing documents in the ODF format used by LibreOffice.


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