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ownCloud and Collabora Announce LibreOffice Online for ownCloud Server

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Today, December 15, ownCloud, Inc. and Collabora have just announced a partnership to bring a new tool for LibreOffice and ownCloud users, based on the LibreOffice Online project and the robust, open-source ownCloud Server self-hosting cloud storage solution.

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LibreOffice 5.0.4 Important Update to Launch Really Soon

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A new Release Candidate for the LibreOffice 5.0.4 branch has been revealed by The Document Foundation, and it looks like the final version is just around the corner.

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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.7

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Berlin, December 10, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.7, the seventh and final minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 family, with a few key fixes over the previous version. LibreOffice 4.4.7 is the “still” version targeted to more conservative users and enterprise deployments.

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LibreOffice 5.0.4 to Arrive with a Lot of DOCX Fixes and Improvements

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The Document Foundation announced that the first Release Candidate for the LibreOffice 5.0.4 branch is now out and ready for testing.

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LibreOffice and Thunderbird Projects Could Join Forces to Fight Microsoft Office and Outlook

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The Document Foundation's LibreOffice and Thunderbird project could join forces in an effort to push for a singular solution.

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Introducing the LibreOffice Online App for ownCloud

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While digging through the Internet, we've discovered that there's now a LibreOffice application for the ownCloud open-source self-hosting cloud server, which lets users edit all sorts of LibreOffice documents online.

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LibreOffice Document Viewer 2.0 App Officially Released for Ubuntu Phones

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A few minutes ago, Stefano Verzegnassi had the great pleasure of announcing on his Google+ page that the LibreOffice Document Viewer application landed in the Ubuntu Store for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices.

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LibreOffice 5.1 Up to Beta State, the Hunting Session Squashes Nearly 400 Bugs

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The first Beta build of the upcoming LibreOffice 5.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite was silently released at the end of November 2015 for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

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6 useful LibreOffice extensions

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LibreOffice is the best free office suite around, and as such has been adopted by all major Linux distributions. Although LibreOffice is already packed with features, it can be extended by using specific add-ons, called extensions.

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Does the Open Document Format still matter?

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One of the core topics of this blog -at least one of the main reasons it came to existence- was open standards: their benefits, their advantages, and their value as a fundamental component for digital innovation and ultimately software freedom. This is still the case of course, but today I will try to show how one open standard in particular, ODF, has failed in its approach until now and could very well make a remarkable comeback.

This is not to say that ODF is a bad idea or that it is not a good standard; it is all this and much more. However I have realized with the hindsight of several years since it became an official ISO standard that the expectations about its adoption and its development have been defined the wrong way. Hence the title of this post.

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    The first release candidate represented 123 fixes. Some include a fix for a crash in Impress when setting a background image. This occurred with several popular formats in Windows and Linux. Caolán McNamara submitted the patches to fix this in the 5.1 and 5.2 branches. David Tardon fixed a bug where certain presentations hung Impress for extended periods to indefinitely by checking for preconditions earlier. Laurent Balland-Poirier submitted the patches to fix a user-defined cell misinterpretation when using semicolon inside quotes.
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