Open Office and / or Libre Office

Craig White craigwhite at
Wed Dec 7 08:36:15 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-12-07 at 03:28 -0500, LinuxIsOne wrote:
> Hi,
> Ubuntu LTS offers Open office by default but not Libre Office.
> However, I am new, but should I also install Libre office? Or just
> Open Office is able to do which what you can expect out of Libre
> Office or there is some change in the usage of the two? One who has
> experiences on both could tell better.
mostly the same - libreoffice was forked from openoffice after the evil
empire known as Oracle bought Sun and people feared the worst. Though
the code base has diverged some since and Oracle has turned openoffice
over to the Apache foundation, there's really little difference at this
point and the best idea is to use whatever is packaged by your version
of Ubuntu unless you really, really need a newer version.


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