Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:27 UTC
Features, Office Over the weekend, Oracle basically announced its defeat in the competition with the community-created fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice. Oracle will cease all commercial development of OpenOffice, and will turn it into a purely community-based project.
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by andih on Thu 21st Apr 2011 22:45 UTC
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OOo was ok, more than good enough to replace MSoffice. And Libre Office is getting better fast.
Go Libre Office!!!

I really hope it gets big enough to make those monopolists having no other chance than making their products with great ODF support.

I use vim for all writing, and when I have to make something look neat or readable for others, I paste text into OpenOffice, spell-checking, putting on fonts and crap.. (I have always preferred writing with colored letters on dark screen not having to worry about fonts and margins, so vim does this perfectly..)

I use OOo version packaged for Debian 6, saving docs in ODF. Or saving to PDF when I suspect receiver being a MSmuppet. Jumping happily to LibreOffice as soon as debian does ;)

Works great for me.

Latex looks cool though. Im definitely going to take a closer look ;)

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