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QueenZ 02-19-2013 12:39 PM

Libre Office or Open Office
 
Hello,
I just wanted to know what are some of the biggest differences between Libre Office and Open Office. Which one is better? What's the difference between those two?

Thanks!

EDDY1 02-19-2013 12:49 PM

This is what I found
http://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum...ic.php?t=35136
& more
https://www.google.com/search?q=diff...ient=firefox-a

QueenZ 02-19-2013 12:56 PM

does OpenOffice.org still have a future?

EDDY1 02-19-2013 12:57 PM

I can't say I just know that it's not in debian by default anymore.

lleb 02-19-2013 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QueenZ (Post 4895308)
does OpenOffice.org still have a future?

i would say it does not that the apache foundation is in control of its future.

frankbell 02-19-2013 08:12 PM

Shortly after LO came out, I ran both of them. After a few months, I moved completely to LO. Haven't looked back.

Most persons I've heard comment on it seem to think that LO is more open, more flexible, and quicker to adopt updates and changes.

chrism01 02-19-2013 10:18 PM

The impression I get is the same; LO is slightly ahead of AOO. As OO is no longer part of Oracle, I believe the Devs in each do talk to each other, which is a good thing; as is also the competition between them.
As a purely practical matter, I'd use whatever comes with your distro.

frankbell 02-20-2013 08:40 PM

(Grin) I primarily use Slackware. Calligra comes with my distro.

Of the others that I've distro-hopped lately, LO seems to have become the overwhelming choice.

EDDY1 02-20-2013 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 4896355)
(Grin) I primarily use Slackware. Calligra comes with my distro.

Of the others that I've distro-hopped lately, LO seems to have become the overwhelming choice.

You do know it's available in Debian also? Atleast in testing not xure about squeeze(stable for a moment.

kooru 02-21-2013 03:06 AM

Hi,
the best thing is always try both.
My 2 cents: LO, more quick and more open.

frankbell 02-21-2013 08:31 PM

Quote:

You do know it's available in Debian also? Atleast in testing not xure about squeeze(stable for a moment.
(Grin) I use Alien_Bob's LO Slackbuild. I initially installed in Debian from the LO *.deb files; I think it's in the repos for Squeeze now.

TKH 02-22-2013 03:03 AM

LibreOffice FTW!
forget OpenOffice.org

BoraxMan 02-22-2013 03:58 AM

not much difference, but I switched to Libre Office because of better support for Word Perfect files. (or whatever creates those .WPS files is).


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