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A new web site for the LibreOffice Project

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When we first started the LibreOffice Project, we had a gazilion tasks to work on. Among them, we had priorities, most of them involving the code readiness of our first version, LibreOffice 3.3. Another priority was to make sure that the native-lang communities of the now defunct OpenOffice.org project would be able to find the tools needed to work on the releases, (re)create documentation, QA of their localized builds and several other important tasks. These were some of our most crucial priorities; yet among them, you would not have noted “design a nice website”.

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Regione Umbria awarded for the migration to LibreOffice

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LibreUmbria, the migration project of Regione Umbria to LibreOffice, has been awarded a prize for innovation – for metholodology and process – as one of top 10 Italian government projects in 2012/2013.

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Rollapp’s Online LibreOffice Nearly Ready for Prime Time – But Not Yet

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I wanted to be able to tell you that despite rollApp being in beta it’s pretty much ready to go. Unfortunately, I can’t, because it isn’t. There are some limitations that make using the site a deal breaker for most users. When the developers get those worked out, however, rollApp will be ready to be a major player in the world of online apps.

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The Document Foundation Elects New Directors

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They are:

* Thorsten Behrens (previous Deputy Chairman)
* Eliane Domingos de Sousa
* Michael Meeks (returning member)
* Fridrich Strba
* Adam Fyne
* Joel Madero
* Bjoern Michaelsen (returning member)
* Andreas Mantke, Eike Rathke, Norbert Thiebaud (deputies)

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Latest Stable LibreOffice 4.1.4 Released

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The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 4.1.4, the latest in the stable family of the popular office suite. This update is recommended for anyone using the 4.1 branch, especially those receiving professional support from certified developers. The announcement quotes Thorsten Behrens saying, "When we launched the project, the growth of the ecosystem was a top priority. Today, the large number of migrations to LibreOffice – backed by professional support – show that we were right. There is a bright future in front of us."

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New Goodies Coming in LibreOffice 4.2

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The next significant release of LibreOffice is coming at the end of January 2014 and some of the new features are already apparent. The bug hunting session went really well and the next TDF Board elections are about to commence. So, let's take a sneak peek at some of the upcoming changes.

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How to write your book using Linux

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opensource.com: Before starting the book, I had heard a lot of horror stories about people forced to use crazy Word stylesheets and templates from publishers. I was very glad that my publisher didn’t use anything like that, which might have forced me to spend more time in Windows. I decided to work with RTF files and used LibreOffice to write the whole thing.

Calligra vs. LibreOffice: Which Is The More Productive

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makeuseof.com: Is LibreOffice the only worthwhile office suite for Linux users? Possibly not, thanks to KDE’s Calligra. With two very good choices at hand, which one do you go for? I compared these two office suites head-to-head on features, design, and compatibility to see which one is the best.

SUSE Forms Partnership to Support LibreOffice

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ostatic.com: SUSE, the entity behind the popular Linux distributions of similar handles, yesterday made an interesting announcement. In a press release, SUSE announced its LibreOffice team would be teaming up with Collabora Productivity to support LibreOffice commercially.

LibreOffice 4.1.1 Released Fixing 101 Bugs

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ostatic.com: Here we go again with another LibreOffice update, this time to the 4.1 branch released last month. LibreOffice 4.1.1 was announced today in Berlin with "a large number of improved interoperability features with proprietary and legacy file formats."

Fact sheet: LibreOffice 4.1

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techrepublic.com: Here is a quick fact sheet about the changes and improvements you can see in LibreOffice 4.1.

Battle of the Office Suites: Microsoft Office and LibreOffice Compared

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lifehacker.com: For a long time, Microsoft Office has been the reigning champ of office suites, but that doesn't mean the free alternative, LibreOffice, isn't worth considering. Let's take a look at how the two compare, and if it's finally possible to ditch the paid option for the free one.

Also: LibreOffice 4.1.1 RC2 Gets New Features on All Platforms

Apache OpenOffice 4 vs. LibreOffice 4.1

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computerworld.com.au: Once, whenever you referred to the free productivity suite that competes with Microsoft Office, people knew exactly which program you were talking about. Lately, though, OpenOffice -- formerly of Sun/Oracle, now under the aegis of the Apache Foundation -- has taken a backseat to LibreOffice, an upstart spun off from OpenOffice's own source code.

LibreOffice 4.1.0 is Here with New Goodies

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ostatic.com: LibreOffice 4.1 arrived today right in its projected release window. This release brings several nice new features and probably the most mentioned in today's headlines was the AOO sidebar. Italo Vignoli said this release is a landmark in interoperability.

LibreOffice 4.1 Approacheth

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ostatic.com: As Apache announced the release of OpenOffice 4.0 with handy sidebar, The Document Foundation was busy sweeping up the last bug reports for the upcoming LibreOffice 4.1 release. In a post to The Document Foundation blog, Italo Vignoli, founder and board member, takes stock of the achievements of the LibreOffice project the last couple of years.

Linux office suite competition

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netrunner-mag.com: Let’s say you want to use an office suite on your favorite Linux distribution. All right, which one? Today, we will evaluate several worthy and less worthy candidates. The only criterion is that they run on Linux.

LibreOffice is becoming the Swiss army knife in the office

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lodahl.blogspot: What started as a simple text editor and later became am office suite is actually becoming a very comprehensive set of tools for the daily office work.

New LibreOffice 4.0 Manuals Published

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ostatic.com: The Document Foundation maintains a library of user manuals for the elements of the LibreOffice suite. The 4.0 branch of manuals have been getting published since its release and several have appeared just recently.

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