A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
The first open source office suite written in Java has been released by Japplis, a company based in the Netherlands.
Fifteen years after it ran a pilot for its e-tax software, the Australian Taxation Office has finally said it would release its a version for the Mac this year, enabling users of this platform to file their returns online.