Release of new version of GNU/Linux distribution for Cognitively Challenged by CDAC, Mumbai

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) has released the new version (version 0.1.2) of GNU/Linux distribution for CognitivelyChallenged. Cognitively challenged people face different kinds of problems such as memory loss, forgetfulness, attention problems etc. Therefore, the major objective of this distribution is to provide an accessible desktop environment suitable to such users. The major … Continue reading Release of new version of GNU/Linux distribution for Cognitively Challenged by CDAC, Mumbai

Progress Report: LibreOffice Beta 3

The OpenOffice.org fork continues to move forward. The Document Foundation recently released LibreOffice beta 3, with a set of modest user-facing improvements, and more under-the-hood work. Can LibreOffice overtake OpenOffice.org? Chances look very good for LibreOffice. What is the road ahead for OpenOffice.org? Read at http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7907?hq_e=el&hq_m=1130686&hq_l=3&hq_v=4aebc3a786

Indianizing with Rupantar- An OpenOffice.org extension from CDAC, Mumbai

In a diverse country like India, localisation of information in the respective languages of the people works as a way of empowerment for the people. And, open source provides the necessary technical platform for delivering that information at some reasonable cost. CDAC Mumbai has long been involved in developing tools/technologies in the area of localisation … Continue reading Indianizing with Rupantar- An OpenOffice.org extension from CDAC, Mumbai

XlitHindi extension for OOo released by KBCS, CDAC Mumbai

KBCS division of CDAC Mumbai has released its transliteration extension for the OpenOffice writer. This tool enables to write in Hindi very easily without knowing the Hindi typing. It is very much helpful for the people using Hindi for the e-communication and documentation.More details of the English to other Indian Language transliteration system can be … Continue reading XlitHindi extension for OOo released by KBCS, CDAC Mumbai