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Old 01-11-2015, 09:47 PM   #1
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what happend to Openoffice


hi

Why is Openoffice not included in the latest stable of Debian and why is it replaced by libreoffice? any insight would be great because i need openoffice for my uni work and i am having difficulties installing it.

thanks.
 
Old 01-11-2015, 09:58 PM   #2
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When Sun went bankrupt and was acquired by Oracle, OpenOffice was forked and LibreOffice was the result. When LibreOffice was released, most Linux distros moved to it, because Oracle is a--er--less than enthusiastic supporter of FLOSS.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice

LibreOffice will do everything that OpenOffice did and do it better. My OOo template was fully compatible with LO.

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Old 01-11-2015, 10:00 PM   #3
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Libre Office is a fork/continuation of Open Office.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice
 
Old 01-11-2015, 10:55 PM   #4
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When Sun went bankrupt and was acquired by Oracle, OpenOffice was forked and LibreOffice was the result. When LibreOffice was released, most Linux distros moved to it, because Oracle is a--er--less than enthusiastic supporter of FLOSS.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice

LibreOffice will do everything that OpenOffice did and do it better. My OOo template was fully compatible with LO.
Ok well that answers that. Thanks

Can you recommend a good pdf program?
 
Old 01-11-2015, 11:15 PM   #5
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Can you recommend a good pdf program?
It would help if you mentioned what DE you're using. If it's KDE, I'd suggest Konqueror. I believe Gnome uses Evince.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:20 AM   #6
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Ok well that answers that. Thanks

Can you recommend a good pdf program?
If you use KDE, Okular is nice.
 
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If you use KDE, Okular is nice.
You're right, of course. It was too early in the morning when I wrote "Konqueror" (KDE's file manager). I did mean Okular which is very nice indeed.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:15 AM   #8
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Isn't OpenOffice is now developed by apache foundation?

Xpdf is able to read some PDF files which poppler based ones don't.
 
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You're right, of course. It was too early in the morning when I wrote "Konqueror" (KDE's file manager). I did mean Okular which is very nice indeed.
jdk
I figured you suggested Konqueror because it is a web browser. Since KDE 4, Dolphin took over as the file manager.
 
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I figured you suggested Konqueror because it is a web browser. Since KDE 4, Dolphin took over as the file manager.
Yes, I know that. I tried Dolphin some years ago but went back to Konqueror. As a filemanager, I prefer it to Dolphin. That's just my personal taste. I wouldn't say that one is better than the other.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:36 PM   #11
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Isn't OpenOffice is now developed by apache foundation?
yes, it is Apache OpenOffice, AOO
and it is what I use on Windows because I have the feeling that it is more stable.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 08:14 PM   #12
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Regarding pdf readers I wold prefer okular over evince, it has more features and will read more pdf's more accuratly, even if the format was meant to be universaly read. If you are using gnome it comes with additional downloads as it is kde but is worth it.

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Old 01-12-2015, 08:43 PM   #13
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I'm with Fred Caro--I prefer Okular to any other Linux PDF reader.

For writing PDFs, you can compose the document in LibreOffice/OpenOffice, then export it to PDF format.

And, yes, Apache is now responsible for OpenOffice. When Oracle figured out it couldn't "monetize" it (as the reprehensible and morally-bankrupt phrase goes), it gave OOo to Apache.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 11:00 PM   #14
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yes, it is Apache OpenOffice, AOO
and it is what I use on Windows because I have the feeling that it is more stable.
I suppose you mean when compared to Libre Office.

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And, yes, Apache is now responsible for OpenOffice. When Oracle figured out it couldn't "monetize" it (as the reprehensible and morally-bankrupt phrase goes), it gave OOo to Apache.
So you think Open Office and Libre Office will merge back?

OK
 
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I suppose you mean when compared to Libre Office.
yes
 
  


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