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LibreOffice 3.3: First Impressions

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If you’re looking for something better than OpenOffice.org (OO.o), you’ve found it with LibreOffice. It has all the OO.o goodness that you’ve come to love and expect with a few enhancements to boot. And, there’s no fear of a malevolent corporate overlord pulling the plug on it because it’s not a revenue-generating product. LibreOffice 3.3 is the beginning of a new era of freedom for cross-platform office suites with its LGPL v3 license, community-driven development, extensive language support, and it’s no cost delivery model.

LibreOffice is a cross-platform (Windows, Macintosh, Linux) OO.org derivative productivity suite that includes the six original OO.org applications: Writer, Calc, Base, Impress, Calc, and Draw. The LibreOffice project has also merged code, patches, and other resources from the now discontinued Go-oo project.

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