Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle's OpenOffice

Michael Haney thezorch at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 13:01:17 UTC 2011

Seeing as this is a LibreOffice thread, but nobody is saying anything
about LibreOffice.  So, I decided to post this.  I grabbed the Win32
version of LibreOffice for another PC running WinXP I have here to
replace MS Office.  Its actually pretty nice...

1.  It started a lot faster than OpenOffice and installed faster.
2.  It doesn't install that system tray app that OpenOffice users,
which is nice.
3.  It may be Oracle-free, but it still requires the JRE which isn't

Thought that was interesting, but oh well a lot of stuff still requires the JRE.

I use Abiword on this machine which runs Xubuntu.  I'm considering
LibreOffice on this system, but might wait for 11.04.

Michael "TheZorch" Haney
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