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June 24, 2013  8:16 AM

LibreOffice is getting better, even better

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
libreoffice, office, Open source

The group responsible for overseeing the development of the LibreOffice free and open source "Office"-style productivity suite of applications has confirmed its latest release. The Document Foundation says that 98 bug reports and improvements have been included in LibreOffice 4.0.4, with the 4.1.x...

March 20, 2013  12:45 PM

An HTML5 centric open source browser-based Office suite

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
office, Open source

Self proclaimed "disruptive" open source software company Open-Xchange (yes that was CAPS-DASH-CAPS-lower case) has launched OX Documents, a cloud-based office productivity suite. The firm asserts that its OX Text application (an in-browser word processor) is a multi-device editing and...


August 22, 2012  1:03 PM

Microsoft opens Office to open source standards

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ODF, office, Open source, PDF, XML

Microsoft has opened its door to a greater proportion of open source technologies and open standards, specifically within its Office 2013 suite of 'productivity' applications. Office 2013 will now offer 'full support' for the Open Document Format (ODF), variants of Open XML and for PDF...


April 16, 2012  6:57 AM

MSFT Office, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice.org & now Calligra-Suite.org

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
office, Open source

In the wake of what has been claimed to be leaked screenshots of Microsoft Office 2014 and the continued growth of both OpenOffice and its LibreOffice fork, there is still more choice out there in the...


February 27, 2012  9:14 AM

Intel distributes open source LibreOffice

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Intel, libreoffice, office, Open source

The Document Foundation (TDF) has issued an official statement confirming that LibreOffice for Windows from SUSE is now available on the Intel AppUpSM Center. Formed to "fork" the OpenOffice productivity applications suite away from its originators now that the project sits under Oracle,...


October 3, 2010  8:12 AM

OpenOffice is dead, long live LibreOffice

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developer, office, Open source, productivity, suite

Unsurprisingly perhaps, OpenOffice has forked into two separate streams now that the open-source alternative to Microsoft Office is now maintained by


August 31, 2010  9:09 AM

OpenOffice 3.3 moves closer to Microsoft Office look & feel

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Microsoft, office, OpenOffice, PowerPoint, suite

If you've been following the OpenOffice updates programme then you'll know that the beta of the 3.3 version is now with us and the release candidate is expected...


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