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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
OpenOffice.org (OOo) has long been the open-source office suite of choice for Linux, not to mention users of other operating systems who’d rather not stump up for Microsoft Office.
However, a rift between its developers and OOo sponsor Oracle led to a fork in the project in 2010, and LibreOffice has been developed as a parallel open-source office suite by The Document Foundation (TDF) ever since.
TDF has been much busier than Oracle with its development of LibreOffice though, and v3.5.0 is the second update in just over a year — OOo is still at v3.3.0 (TDF retained the OOo version numbering convention for the sake of consistency).