OpenOffice now called LibreOffice


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clifford_cooley

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I read this and thought I would share. I do wonder what changes are in store for these apps.

The OpenOffice.org project is separating itself from database giant Oracle. OpenOffice.org is now called The Document Foundation, the future of which will be determined by a committee of developers and project managers, taking the responsibility for OpenOffice away from a single company. Furthermore, the actual OpenOffice.org suite of programs is getting a temporary name: LibreOffice. Add all that to the fact that OpenOffice was once called OpenSolaris, and we have a serious problem of brand recognition on our hands.
Read more here - http://www.techspot.com/news/40438-openoffice-forks-away-from-oracle-now-called-libreoffice.html
 

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Very interesting. I don't use it myself, but for the other thousands, I hope this is not heading into an area where, in future, it will be "shareware" (Try the demo and pay to continue)
 
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OpenOffice is okay for some users. Some of it is not compatible with MS Office 2007 or earlier versions of Office.

Tried it, didn't like it. Besides now I have a full version of Office Professional Plus 2010. It's better than 2007 version IMHO.
 
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Tried it, didn't like it. Besides now I have a full version of Office Professional Plus 2010. It's better than 2007 version IMHO.
Agreed. Just don't forget to change the way it saves documents to Word 2003 format (.doc instead of .docx) so people who don't have 2007 or 2010 or who haven't installed the converter can open them.
 

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Agreed. Just don't forget to change the way it saves documents to Word 2003 format (.doc instead of .docx) so people who don't have 2007 or 2010 or who haven't installed the converter can open them.
Better yet, the people who insist on using ancient software can install extra crap on their computers so they can read OOXML files along with the rest of the world.
 

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I had OO installed once on XP, still do on Mint (by default), it's better than nothing. But it doesn't begin to compare with MS Office Pro Plus 2010. There's thousands of options for every need. But about all that I actually use are the budget sheets & greeting cards.

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Agreed. Just don't forget to change the way it saves documents to Word 2003 format (.doc instead of .docx) so people who don't have 2007 or 2010 or who haven't installed the converter can open them.
I have always saved to the .doc format, learned my lesson early on that one! LOL!

When I first dabbled with Office 2007 I learned that one pretty quick about saving to the .doc format in lieu of .docx
 

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It seems Open Office is still in development being updated. I don't understand this whole name changing thing they are working on. It seems to me, if Open Office was undergoing a name change, the old name would stop in development.
 
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If there is any further questions or comments, please post them in the threads listed below.
To cut back on duplicate thread material, I'm closing this thread.
 
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