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Apache release "Open Office 3.4"
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Msg#: 4451098 posted 1:50 am on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has released an updated version of the OpenOffice free software suite, with enhanced graphics and better encryption support.


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Msg#: 4451098 posted 4:18 am on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

I'm a big OpenOffice advocate, been using it for years now and even got my kids using it. Stopped paying MS for their Office around the '97 version, done with that noise for what little I need.

However, I'm on the fence now as LibreOffice, the OpenOffice spin-off, seems to be advancing much faster and becoming more widely adopted than OpenOffice.

Not like it really matters as I downloaded and installed both, not like it cost me anything other than a couple of minutes of my time.

If either have a problem I can easily switch to the other and see if it works better! ;)

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Msg#: 4451098 posted 5:01 pm on May 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Libre office has the momentum and is installed by default in Ubuntu. I do not care enough about office software any more to install another that is almost the same.

I still use spreadsheets just about enough to install something a but different (Gnumeric is light and nicely designed - great if you do not need heavyweight features). As far as writing goes I increasingly want something radically different from heavyweight word processing. I use Lyx, but can see the appeal of some lightweight writing tools.

Things have changed a lot for me. 10 years ago my working hours were spend switching between MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

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Msg#: 4451098 posted 1:02 pm on May 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

I love Open Office, my partner hates it. The difference is that, with a background in office automation, she uses spreadsheets as much as possible while, with a background in relational data modelling, the database is always my first choice.

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