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Can LibreOffice successfully compete with Microsoft Office?

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Michael Meeks, a leading LibreOffice developer, says the open source suite is currently being used by about 20 million Linux users. (LibreOffice is included in many Linux distributions.) He adds that update requests are also regularly received from 120 million different IP addresses – with one million new ones appearing every week -- and suggests that in total there may be 80 million LibreOffice users around the globe.

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But of course. Was that meant to be a rhetorical question? LO/OO does everything that the majority of office site users need, without tying them to a specific vendor. At my former employer where ms office was the standard, I ran Linux on the desktop, and used OO for years, and nobody ever seemed to notice anything amiss in my weekly reports.


Writer has a lot of features, but some people complain that Calc and Presenter are lacking (in some areas of functionality). I don't know if that's true because I rarely use Office suites (once a month at most).

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