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Libre Office

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OpenOffice.org becomes Libre Office!

Today, the OpenOffice.org community has released Libre Office, and become The Document Foundation!
With Oracle’s recent take-over off all things java and Sun, the OpenOffice.org name, site, etc., has become the “property” of Oracle. Thankfully, the software is all LGPL code, and, thus, still belongs to the community.
As such, to remain FREE, and ensure continued development and progress, the former OpenOffice.org development community has become The Document Foundation, and released Libre Office, the continuation of the former project.


Libre Office (running on Debian Stable, with openbox wm)
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Links to the .deb packages for Debian, Ubuntu, etc., do not appear on the download page, but they can be had here.

I have already downloaded and installed Libre Office, as seen in the above screenshot.
Still the same AWESOME, Free office productivity suite!

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Written by tonybaldwin

September 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Posted in free software

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  1. Good news for Apple PPC users with Libre Office ! Where Open Office dropped support on older PPC Apple Macs, Libre Office doesn’t miss a beat, picking it up in version 3.3.0. The last Open Office version to support PPC, is 3.2.1. And the 1st noticeable difference between Open Office 3.2.0 & 3.2.1 is that Oracle eliminated the color icons for each component on the Welcome screen. Oracle rebranded it in 3.2.1 for PPC with their name/logo. Libre Office retains the color icons that we’re familiar with to select a component of the office suite.

    Jim

    January 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm


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