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LibreOffice Debuts, Beating OpenOffice.org by a Whisker

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eweek.com: In the open-source movement, the forking of a project is often a contentious matter. In many ways, it’s a “nuclear option” as developers choose their allegiances and take their skills with them. Often, the result is the loss of momentum. The January release of LibreOffice 3.3 shows that sometimes forking can lead to a positive outcome.

The New Features in LibreOffice 3.3

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linuxjournal.com: Despite earlier reports that very few if any new features would likely be seen in The Document Foundation's first LibreOffice release, the influx of new developers allowed much more work to be done. In fact, it was even released ahead of schedule. So, what kind of new goodies might one find?

LibreOffice – A Free Office Suite

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  • LibreOffice 3.3 – Advancing Without Oracle
  • LibreOffice – A Free Office Suite For Windows, Linux & Mac
  • The Deeper Significance of LibreOffice 3.3

What's Next for LibreOffice?

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ostatic.com: LibreOffice 3.3 wasn't even released yet when plans for upcoming versions were being hammered out. A release plan is now in place as well as a development philosophy.

LibreOffice 3.3: Hands-On With the Free Office Suite

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pcworld.com: The LibreOffice project came about late in 2010 when it became increasingly uncertain what Oracle's intentions were for OpenOffice.org, which it acquired after purchasing Sun.

Five things I love about LibreOffice 3.3

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  • Five things I love about LibreOffice 3.3
  • LibreOffice 3.3 Suite Advances (Slideshow)
  • LibreOffice - A beginning

Oracle, LibreOffice: ideally a co-opetition, not competition

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zdnet.com: Choice is great. It’s one of the key selling points of open source — a guarantee that no one company can monopolize a software category, at least illegally.

The Document Foundation Unleashes First LibreOffice Release

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ostatic.com/blog: Today The Document Foundation enthusiatically announced LibreOffice 3.3, the first release of their community developed OpenOffice.org fork. They cite the growth in the number of volunteer developers as the key to releasing ahead of schedule. Contrary to earlier reports stating no new features, today's press release reveals "a number of new and original features."

Also: How to install LibreOffice 3.3 on Linux

LibreOffice 3.3 Release Candidate 4 available

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libreoffice.org: The Document Foundation is happy to announce the fourth release candidate of LibreOffice 3.3.

First LibreOffice Stable Release Nears: What Now?

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linux-mag.com: LibreOffice’s first release is near, but what comes next? It’s time for LibreOffice to distinguish itself as more than a clone of Microsoft Office or OpenOffice.org.

OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice Release Candidates Duke It Out

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linuxjournal.com: Oracle-owned OpenOffice.org and independent LibreOffice are both nearing their freely available 3.3.0 versions and show their wares with recent release candidates.

LibreOffice 3.3 Release Candidate 3 available

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documentfoundation.org: The Document Foundation is happy to announce the third release candidate of LibreOffice 3.3.

Will Microsoft Remove DOC Format Support?

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robweir.com: I noticed a curious argument in Jonathan Corbet’s LWN article “Supporting OOXML in LibreOffice” (behind a pay wall). Why should we support OOXML?

LibreOffice – The Likely Future of OpenOffice

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maketecheasier.com: The Document Foundation will soon release LibreOffice, a community-based fork of OpenOffice which has already received backing from the likes of Canonical, Red Hat, and Google. While the final release is not yet available, we can get our hands on the release candidate which should tell us what kind of changes we’re in for.

LibreOffice: Ready for Liftoff

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zdnet.com: LibreOffice, the Oracle-free fork of the OpenOffice office suite, may, or may not, end up being the default office suite in Ubuntu, but its first release is almost here.

Ubuntu: LibreOffice Replacing OpenOffice.org Reports Premature

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itworld.com: It looks as if some folks got a little bit carried away with the news yesterday that the next version of Ubuntu, 11.04, will feature LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice.org. Because, actually, that's not exactly what's happening.

How to move from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice: A message to localizers & International communities

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standardsandfreedom.net: These past days I was contacted by several leads of native-language teams of OpenOffice.org who asked me this question: How can we start to work on the localization of LibreOffice?

LibreOffice 3.3 Release Candidate 2 Available

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blog.documentfoundation.org: The Document Foundation is happy to announce the second release candidate of LibreOffice 3.3. This release comes with lots of improvements and bugfixes, and a very substantial reduction in size for the Windows installer.

4 Reasons to Try LibreOffice

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pcworld.com: Many of the major Linux distributions will be replacing OpenOffice with LibreOffice once the final release is available, so there's no better time to check out the new software. Here are just a few reasons why you should.

Progress Report: LibreOffice Beta 3

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linux-mag.com: The OpenOffice.org fork continues to move forward. The Document Foundation recently released LibreOffice beta 3, with a set of modest user-facing improvements, and more under-the-hood work. Can LibreOffice overtake OpenOffice.org?

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