First LibreOffice Release arrives

Michael Haney thezorch at
Wed Jan 26 13:29:30 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 8:17 PM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
> The Document Foundation’s LibreOffice, the OpenOffice office suite fork, is
> on a winning streak. No sooner than Ubuntu lets the world know that
> LibreOffice is its office suite of choice, than the next day the first full,
> shipping version of the program, LibreOffice 3.3, is released.
> LibreOffice 3.3 includes numerous new features when compared to its
> OpenOffice parent. To my mind, the most important of these for modern office
> workers is that it has much better import and export tools for Microsoft
> Office 2007 and above OpenXML formats. Love them or hate them–I hate them
> myself–more and more businesses are using these formats and being able to
> work with them is becoming a business-critical feature. In addition,
> LibreOffice can also now import Adobe PDF, Microsoft Works, and Lotus Word
> Pro documents and has better WordPerfect document import facilities.

I'm using it on a WinXP system I have here to replace MS Office.  So
far I'm really liking what they've come up with.

Michael "TheZorch" Haney
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