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Old 09-29-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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LXer: Future Ubuntu Releases Will be Shipped With LibreOffice, Says Mark Shuttleworth


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OpenOffice's future was doomed from the day when Oracle acquired SUN Microsystems. The eventuality became even more obvious when they pulled the plug on OpenSolaris. Thankfully, OpenOffice is an open source software and leading contributors of the original project has forked OpenOffice and the new project will be called LibreOffice.

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Old 09-29-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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"Star Office" then "Open Office" now "Libre Office" ...

Granted these changes took place over a decade, but as anyone with some marketing savvy knows, branding is important. I understand what is happening and a bit of why, but I cannot help thinking folks will be confused ... again!!

Heavy sigh,
~~~ 0;-< Dan
 
Old 09-29-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
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And why do you still have an EOL version of Ubuntu, SaintDanBert? It does NOT include LibreOffice.
 
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$ apt-cache policy libreoffice3-writer
libreoffice3-writer:
Installed: 3.3.0-7
Candidate: 3.3.0-7

Anything that sticks a pin in Oracle is a good thing. They totally screwed up when they bought Sun and decided to sue Google.
 
Old 09-30-2010, 01:34 AM   #5
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$ apt-cache policy libreoffice3-writer
libreoffice3-writer:
Installed: 3.3.0-7
Candidate: 3.3.0-7

Anything that sticks a pin in Oracle is a good thing. They totally screwed up when they bought Sun and decided to sue Google.
Yeah... 0rac£e is definitely an evil empire and £arry E££i$on used these evil marketing tactics to rake in 14 billion $$ and only spend the money on more ways to cripple FOSS.
 
Old 09-30-2010, 11:16 AM   #6
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And why do you still have an EOL version of Ubuntu, SaintDanBert? It does NOT include LibreOffice.
Wandering off topic, but ...

Jaunty supported my tablet-pc laptop(s) pretty well. I have Lucid installed to a different tablet-pc working to iron out the kinks.
My Jaunty box carries the freight so that is what is part of my profile.

I've been running open source **-Office for quite some time. At one point, in the early days, I even bought the boxed edition of StarOffice(tm). I'm sorry if my message was cryptic and shed very little light.

~~~ 0;-Dan


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