LibreOffice 4.1 Beta 1 has finally arrived and once again highlights the exceptional talent of the 600+ developers working under the aegis of The Document Foundation to build one of the greatest office productivity on the open source program.
“When Apache foundation released OpenOffice 3.4, many people wondered what is the point of OpenOffice existence, and what is, or what should be the current relation with LibreOffice. Unixmen came in contact with the people behind the project, and did an attempt to answer these questions through an interview with Rob Weir.
Last week, we had the first OpenOffice release, since the project was donated to the Apache foundation. This raised a lot of questions and many users wondered what is the point, or what is the difference with the Libre “brother”? In an attempt to answer these questions and learn more about how the people of […]
After having to fight with strange corporate tides, controversial management strategies and finally the danger of completely dying, OpenOffice was “donated” to the Apache Software Foundation almost one year ago. Today we had the announcement of the first release of OpenOffice under the governance of the Apache Software Foundation.
LibreOffice, the famous office suite, can be improved further- thanks to the countless number of templates and extensions. These goodies are available for download and users can enhance the functionality of the suite to tailor it according to their needs. Plus developers can write add-ons and then share them among millions of people worldwide.
Yes, LibreOffice did fork away from OpenOffice in September of 2010. Open Office, then was the default standard in office suites for open source software and had a large user-base. Besides, it was a strong contender against proprietary software such as Microsoft Word. After Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, the parent company of OpenOffice, it initially, […]
The success story of Open Office took a nosedive when the proprietary software giant Oracle picked up Sun Microsystems and through it OpenOffice. With its donation to non-parent open source incubator such as Apache Software Foundation Oracle has once again broilered itself in more OpenOffice controversies. Is Oracle right in choosing ASF over The Documentation […]
LibreOffice 3.4.0 is released! This is the second major release of the suite since the announcement of The Document Foundation in September 2010 and incorporates the contributions of over 120 developers (six times as many as the first beta released on the launch date).