Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Review: LibreOffice 4.4 raises the bar

Filed under
LibO
Reviews

The developers behind LibreOffice, the free and open source productivity suite forked from OpenOffice, have sweated and bled to advance the toolkit over the past couple of years. The effort has paid off: It’s a no-brainer to recommend LibreOffice over OpenOffice, thanks to Libre’s consistent release schedule and the increasingly polished quality of the product.

Now for the bigger question: Can you recommend LibreOffice in the same breath as Microsoft Office? The short answer: Maybe. To its credit, LibreOffice 4.4 handles old- and new-school Microsoft Office documents better than ever before -- no small feat considering how prohibitively complex such documents can be. If you plan on using LibreOffice as a drop-in replacement for Microsoft Office, know that document compatibility is still a roll of the dice -- but with each revision LibreOffice is improving the odds.

Read more

More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Page Tux Machines IRC Logs 2021 Archive Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2022 - 4:29am
Story Nate Graham: KDE 2021 roadmap mid-year update Roy Schestowitz 1 27/06/2022 - 5:08pm
Story digiKam 7.7.0 is released Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2022 - 5:02pm
Story Mozilla Firefox 102 Is Now Available for Download, Adds Geoclue Support on Linux Marius Nestor 1 27/06/2022 - 5:00pm
Story Dilution and Misuse of the "Linux" Brand Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2022 - 3:14pm
Story Samsung, Red Hat to Work on Linux Drivers for Future Tech Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2022 - 3:12pm
Story How the Eyüpsultan district of Turkey uses GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 1 27/06/2022 - 3:02pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2022 - 3:00pm
Story Red Hat Hires a Blind Software Engineer to Improve Accessibility on Linux Desktop Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2022 - 2:49pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/06/2022 - 2:48pm