libreoffice

  • LibreOffice 4.0 Released Just In Time For Office 365 Refugees

    LibreOffice 4.0 Released Just In Time For Office 365 Refugees

    Microsoft Office has long been the dominant office suite. Through the years there have been many contenders rise and fall: WordPerfect, Corel, StarOffice, and too many more to count. Sun Microsystem's StarOffice eventually mutated into OpenOffice, which for a long time was the best alternative to Microsoft's dominance. But when Oracle bought Sun, legions of developers abandoned OpenOffice, and… Read More

  • LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org: One Year After the Schism

    LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org: One Year After the Schism

    When I first started using Linux, way back in the last century, one of the biggest challenges was the lack of a decent productivity suite of the sort to which every Windows user is accustomed. The only real option was StarOffice, which worked but was unbearably slow to load and cumbersome to use. Sun Microsystems bought StarDivision, the makers of StarOffice, in 1999 and released the source code… Read More