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The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 3.4.4

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documentfoundation.org: The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.4.4, an improved version of the award-winning free office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux. LibreOffice has recently won InfoWorld’s BOSSIE Award 2011 as Best of Open Source Software, and the Open World Forum Experiment Award of Most-Popular Software.

New LibreOffice Extension Website Live

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ostatic.com: Have you heard about those great LibreOffice extensions but have had a problem locating them? Well, those extensions (and templates) are going to be easier to find now thanks to The Document Foundation's new online repository.

LibreOffice – a dive into the unknown

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h-online.com: LibreOffice was a dive into the unknown, and an opportunity to prove what the community already knew: that a chance to swim free could only bring positive results.

LibreOffice Is One

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computerworlduk.com: Once framed as an impetuous fork, LibreOffice has become the standard-bearer for the former OpenOffice community.

LibreOffice Celebrates First Anniversary

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ostatic.com: It was just a year ago today that LibreOffice was officially announced and the first beta of the OpenOffice.org fork was released. The Document Foundation marked the occasion by sending out a announcement with lots of juicy statistics.

libreoffice Bug Submission Assistant postmortem

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dachary.org: From august 29th, 2011 to this day, the Bug Submission Assistant was implemented and released.

Three Magnifiques Extensions to Sweeten Your Office Suite

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networkworld.com: Over the weekend, LibreOffice took the Experiment award for most appreciated software at the Open World Forum in Paris. I use LibreOffice every day, so I definitely think the award is well-deserved. Here are three particularly useful add-ons to improve your office tools:

Open source rushes in where Microsoft fears to tread

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infoworld.com: LibreOffice has just announced that it's launching a new community repository for free LibreOffice (and OpenOffice.org) templates and extensions.

LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org drift apart

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h-online.com: Michael Meeks, a LibreOffice developer at Novell, compared the codebase of LibreOffice with the OpenOffice.org sources hosted at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). As he writes in a blog post, the differences are already so great that it will now be hard to exchange new code between the two projects.

The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 3.4.3

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documentfoundation.org: he Document Foundation (TDF) maintains the speedy pace of LibreOffice development with the announcement of version 3.4.3, intended for enterprise deployments.

TDF BoD Election Announcement

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documentfoundation.org: Having been asked by the Steering Committee and Membership Committee to act as the Elections Officer for The Document Foundation, it is my pleasure to announce that we will now conduct the election of a Board of Directors.

Seven Free LibreOffice Extensions You Should Know About

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pcworld.com: When the Document Foundation released LibreOffice 3.4.2 earlier this month, the big news wasn't so much that a new version was out. Rather, the big news was that LibreOffice had officially become enterprise-ready, according to its developers.

LibreOffice 3.3.4 Is Ready For Download

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documentfoundation.org: The Document Foundation announces the availability of LibreOffice 3.3.4, a new release of the free office suite’s 3.3 branch.

LibreOffice liberation

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pcworld.co.nz: Have you made the switch to LibreOffice yet? You really should! The project is going from strength to strength, with versions available for all Linux, Mac and Microsoft users.

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice.org: Showdown for Best Open Source Office Suite

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olex.openlogic.com: With the release of a new version of LibreOffice this month, it’s a good time to look at the two major open source office suites, LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org, to see what advantages each offers, and which is a better bet for end users.

LibreOffice Developer Glimpse Proves Balance

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linuxjournal.com: Florian Effenberger recently posted statistics of the number of developers contributing to the LibreOffice project.

Brazilian government signs up to develop OpenOffice and LibreOffice

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h-online.com: The Brazilian government has signed a letter of intent to work with both The Document Foundation and the Apache OpenOffice.org community to develop the Office Suite platforms maintained by both communities.

Getting the new MS fonts in LibreOffice - or rather, forget about it

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blog.jospoortvliet.com: If you get a document with fonts you don't have, the result can be bad. Layout will surely not be proper and for some reason LO and Caligra pick a horrible replacement on my computer. Guaranteed to make any normal document unreadable.

Debian Dumps OpenOffice for LibreOffice

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ostatic.com: Joining the ever-growing list of Linux distributions jumping the sinking OpenOffice.org ship for the safety of LibreOffice is the irreplaceable Debian. LibreOffice has been in testing since March, but as of today it's available for stable 6.0 as well.

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