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QUESTION. Openoffice / Libreoffice [ SOLVED ]

Postby Dar-es-Salaam on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:13 am

Hi.

I have just done and update with Aptitude Terminal and have somehow switched from open office to libre office.

1. why did it do this
2. what is the difference
3. which one is best
Last edited by Dar-es-Salaam on Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: QUESTION. Openoffice / Libreoffice

Postby Dr.m0x on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:27 am

1. Debian is moving to libreoffice as are ubuntu, fedora, and just about everyone else. The problem is that Oracle brought out Sun, who were the previous developers of open office. Unfortunately Oracle seem to have zero interest in free open source software so Open Office has been forked by a group of open source developers. The fork is called LibreOffice.

2. At present there are no differences apart from the branding. Open Office is a trademark owned by Oracle.

3. Libre office for the single reason that it is free open source software driven by community development. Open Office will probably die a slow and horrible death with Oracle behind the wheel. Those guys only care about one thing - profit.
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Re: QUESTION. Openoffice / Libreoffice

Postby Dar-es-Salaam on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:14 am

Hi Dr.m0x,

Thanks for your reply. I wont bother trying to switch back to open office from reading your reply. :D
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Re: QUESTION. Openoffice / Libreoffice

Postby friTTe on Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:12 pm

Awesome =)

i knew the fact about the deal and everything but i got confused when synaptic told me about upgrading openoffice/removing openoffice core and installing Libreoffice =)

Well everything works as it should so.
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