LibreOffice – The Likely Future of OpenOffice
The Document Foundation will soon release LibreOffice, a community-based fork of OpenOffice which has already received backing from the likes of Canonical, Red Hat, and Google. While the final release is not yet available, we can get our hands on the release candidate which should tell us what kind of changes we’re in for.
At first glance, there’s very little difference to be seen between LibreOffice (top) and OpenOffice (bottom).
That’s because many of the differences between the current versions of OpenOffice and LibreOffice are backend changes, such as those meant to improve performance and document support.