LibreOffice 4.1.5, Linux for Students, and the Weirdest Places

by Ostatic Staff - Feb. 11, 2014

The Document Foundation has announced the release of LibreOffice 4.1.5 today, for all those running the 4.1 branch of code. In other news, a Pennsylvania high school has provided their students with Linux laptops and has outlined the top 10 uses for Linux. Also, has a slideshow of the 16 weirdest places running Linux and KDE was featured in hit movie Gravity.

Today The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.1.5, updating the 4.1 branch with security and bug fixes. All those using 4.1.x are advised to update their office suite and and extenstions. is reporting that KDE was featured running critical computer systems in the hit movie Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. KDE developer Eike Hein caught the popular desktop in the big screen Hollywood movie while watching a documentary on the making of the film. has posted a new slideshow highlighting the 16 "weirdest places you'll find Linux." These include objects such as Belkin crock pot, underwater tsunami censors, and computer engineer Barbie.

For those still wondering what to do with Linux, posted an article a couple of days ago outlining the top 10 uses. These include troubleshooting computers, host a website, revive an old computer, and brushing up on your hacking skills.

A Pennsylvania high school has given 1,700 students Acer TravelMate laptops pre-loaded with Ubuntu 13.10 according to The school district has been replacing Windows and Mac machines with Linux machines for the last three years, as well as having all their infrastructure built upon it. Libby Clark said of the student laptop program, "Beyond giving out new laptops, the program set out to teach open source principles and introduce a culture shift. IT staff led evening “tech camps” for parents in the district and training sessions for teachers to help them become more familiar with the installed applications as well as the concept of open source software."