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Weekly live digital TV show with Robbie Ferguson focused on topics of interest to tech minds. Ask your questions and get live answers. Recipient of 2014 and 2017 Top 100 Tech Podcasters award.

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Making LibreOffice Look and Feel More Like Microsoft Office

  • Episode 577
  • October 10, 2018
  • 783

There are some wonderful free alternatives available for commercial software, and LibreOffice is exactly that. But the interface isn't quite the same as Microsoft Office, and it can be a bit unfamiliar to users who are accustomed to the commercial counterpart. This week, we'll learn to make LibreOffice look and feel pretty similar to Microsoft's product, and who knows: you may just save some money.

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Sasha's Joke of the Week

  • Episode 546
  • March 7, 2018
  • 417

Sasha often drops a groaner for the live viewers, and this week is no exception.

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Turtle Typhoon Live Stream

  • Episode 546
  • March 9, 2018
  • 354

On March 9, 2018 a Turtle Typhoon took place, raining Turtlecoin (TRTL) on all the participants. 98shiraz and JeffW hosted the live stream, and this is the recording.

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Patron Hangout #1 - January 1, 2018

  • Episode 536
  • January 1, 2018
  • 341

Thanks to Bill, Shizu, Jeff, Sasha & Dave for joining me for our [small but mighty] first-ever Patron Exclusive Google Hangout! This will be a monthly event for Patrons who have opted for this reward. Looking forward to seeing it grow! And check out Bill's Raspberry Pi 3 cluster! WOOO!

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A weekly tech-centric news broadcast with a Linux bias (Part of Category5 Technology TV).

Top Stories for the Week of October 10, 2018

  • Episode 577
  • October 10, 2018
  • 106

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The US federal government has just authorized its staff to shoot down any drone they consider a threat. - Google+ is shutting down after it was revealed that Google covered up a data-exposing bug. - Default passwords such as "admin" and "password" will be illegal for electronics firms to use in California from 2020. - Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. unveiled its first full-scale passenger capsule, offering the world a peek at the future of travel.

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Making LibreOffice More Like Microsoft Office [For Free]

  • Episode 577
  • October 10, 2018
  • 291

LibreOffice is a free alternative to Microsoft Office, but it doesn't quite look and feel the same. While it's not possible to make the free counterpart exactly the same, we'll go through a handful of quick steps you can take to make it a much closer match, and possibly a more comfortable free office suite for those used to Microsoft Office.

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Robbie Ferguson

Robbie founded The Category5 TV Network back in 2007. Originally it was just this one show: Category5 Technology TV, and it was built to provide free tech support to an audience over the Internet.

Well, things have grown since then, and Robbie not only hosts the tech show here, but also runs the technical aspects of the network—from video distribution to ensuring our web site is online and current.

Professionally, Robbie is a programmer focussed almost entirely on web-based solutions. He got his first computer (a Vic 20) when he was 4 years old, and has been a tinkerer (and breaker, and fixer) ever since.

His passion for tech comes together each week with his fun-loving care for people as he brings you another episode of his award-winning broadcast, Category5 Technology TV.

Robbie is married to author Bekah Ferguson, and together they have 3 wonderful children, a dog and a cat.

Sasha Dirmeitis

Sasha has been a part of the Cat5 team since season 5. Almost every single piece of tech knowledge she possesses is 100% thanks to being a part of the show.

Being a weekly addition to the team isn't all she does! Sasha also works full time at a very busy chiropractic clinic in Barrie... which is great, as her adjustments keep her healthy enough to enjoy her many pastimes: Walking, hiking, biking, rollerblading, badminton, and camping are a short list of the fun outdoor things Sasha loves most.

Want to know about her other passions? Playing PS4 games (Dark Souls especially) and watching Netflix documentaries with her soon-to-be husband, Dave.

There is nothing Sasha loves more than living life to the fullest every day, and that includes being a part of the Cat5 team!

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Kelsey was born on November 9th, 1996 in Langley, British Columbia and moved to Ontario when she was five with her family. She graduated from high school in 2014 then took an extra year because she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. After finally choosing social work, she then left to pursue that career at the University of Windsor where she is in her second year and enjoying every minute of it. She loves reading, watching Netflix, sleeping, eating, and hanging out with her friends. She also enjoys sitting on shelves and making weird faces on air.

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