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Microsoft Office alternatives

Six free alternatives to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is the most widely used Office package and, without a doubt, will remain to be for professional purposes. For users who often exchange documents with others, its compatibility gives it an unbeatable advantage. The biggest disadvantage, however, is the high cost of using Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office alternatives are usually more cost-effective, especially when the software is...

Excel: Transpose

Transposing in Excel – How it Works!

Realigning a table can be a marathon task. Copying or re-typing each cell individually – that takes time. Thankfully, areas can be transposed in Excel. This way, you can convert rows into columns and columns into rows, almost like turning the table on its side. Excel offers a function to do this with paste and even its own array formula.

Free Microsoft Excel alternatives

Microsoft excel alternatives: 5 premium free-of-charge applications

For many companies, spreadsheets are a part of day-to-day business: whether to compare costs, create diagrams, or plan financing and revenue streams, most tend to gravitate towards Microsoft Excel for their calculations. But is there any way around having to pay for this expensive product? We’ll show you 5 of the best alternatives to Microsoft Excel here.

Splitting Excel Cells

Splitting Cells in Excel: How to Divide Cell Content Among Multiple Columns

If a table field contains several values, it often makes sense to split the respective Excel cell. Although the Microsoft spreadsheet program doesn’t offer a general function for this, you can split the cell content among multiple columns by configuring and using separators. We explain how you can use this option in your Excel document.

Raspberry Pi Plex

Raspberry Pi and Plex: how to turn a single-board computer into a media server

Plex is among the most popular and user-friendly solutions for creating a media server in your home network. In contrast to many other applications, which are often Windows-only, the Plex server is compatible with Linux, Mac, and even single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi. In this Raspberry Pi and Plex tutorial, you will learn what technical requirements must be fulfilled and how...

Alchemy CMS: the CMS based on Ruby

Alchemy CMS: the open source project based on Ruby on Rails

While most content management systems are based on the PHP scripting language, Alchemy CMS uses a less common but more dynamic programming language: Ruby. There are also countless add-ons available from Ruby on Rails that can help to extend your web framework to create complex projects like company websites or online shops. Find out what makes this intuitive CMS a good bet for beginners.

papaya CMS: content management for professionals

papaya CMS: powerful and accessible

The CMS, papaya, is lauded by its developers as a high performance content management system – a fully justified claim, considering the software’s wide range of smart and powerful functions. But is papaya CMS a viable option for any web project? And what exactly are this program’s strengths and weaknesses?

From eZ Publish to eZ Platform: an intro to eZ Systems CMSs

An evolving CMS: eZ Publish becomes eZ Platform and eZ Studio

eZ Publish and its follow-up programs, eZ Platform and eZ Studio, specialize in creating and publishing content for extensive web presences. The business CMS solution can be used for commercial websites as well as community, e-commerce, and other online platforms. But are eZ Publish CMS applications really as user-friendly as their developer promises?

What's a hackathon?

Hackathons: intense and innovative programming retreats

What is a hackathon, and what happens at one? Very little sleep, innovative ideas, and a lot of hard work! In addition to a definition of a hackathon, and an explanation of how it works, we also provide a few examples of hackathons in the US, as well as some of the amazing projects that came from them, such as mental health apps, and organ transplant aides.

Free Drupal themes for a cool website design

10 free Drupal themes you should know about

Acting as a template for web presences, themes can change your website’s appearance in the blink of an eye. If Drupal is your chosen CMS, you’ll never be short of layout options. When it comes to free Drupal themes, users are spoilt for choice. The hard part is knowing where to start! There are a lot of deciding factors here, including your knowledge of web design and what type of website you’re...


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