Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle's OpenOffice

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Mon Jan 24 05:21:52 UTC 2011

The Ubuntu <http://www.ubuntu.com> developers met last week in Dallas to 
make final design decisions about the popular Linux distribution's 
features and decided to use LibreOffice <http://www.libreoffice.org> for 
its office suite.

This comes as no surprise to Ubuntu watchers. Canonical 
<http://www.canonical.com> founder Mark Shuttleworth told me back when 
LibreOffice developers were forking away from Oracle's OpenOffice 
had told me that, "The Ubuntu Project will be pleased to ship 
from The Document Foundation <http://www.documentfoundation.org/> in 
future releases of Ubuntu." It wasn't a sure thing though that Ubuntu 
11.04, aka Natty Narwhal, due out on April 28th, would have LibreOffice. 
It is now.


Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

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