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What the heck is happening with OpenOffice? (updated)

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zdnet.com: Oracle abandoned OpenOffice, but now it seems, thanks to IBM, that it may live on with another organization.

OpenOffice and LibreOffice Won't Be Kissing and Making Up

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ostatic.com: After last Friday's Oracle announcement that they were going to move OpenOffice.org to a community-based project everyone wondered what would be the result concerning The Document Foundation and LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 1 Available, Oracle Unchains OpenOffice

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linuxjournal.com: April 15 brought some interesting developments in the office suite front. Oracle's press release announcing its intention of halting commercial interest in OpenOffice.org came hours before The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 1.

Desktop Publishing Software With OpenOffice

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lockergnome.com: Recently I was asked by a family member to set them up with a copy of Publisher. Apparently, they weren’t aware of the cost involved in purchasing this software, so I suggested we look into some free alternatives that might better meet their needs.

20 things we'd change about OpenOffice.org

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techradar.com: OpenOffice.org is a huge lumbering beast. Here are 20 things we'd change about it to make it better.

Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

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infoworld.com: Dueling open source alternatives to Microsoft Office match word processors, spreadsheets, and much more; which one should you choose?

New OpenOffice.org Suite: Adequate, but Uninspiring

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eweek.com: The open-source office-productivity suite appears doomed for mediocrity.

What an office suite should look like

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dedoimedo.com: In between Web apps, which tend to be minimalistic, children-oriented stripped-down versions of popular programs and massively decorated KDE-centric office suites, which probably represents the far end of the spectrum, the common user will have a tough time choosing the best program for writing documents and presenting stuff. But making the right choice for your favorite software is only the beginning of the problem.

OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

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earthweb.com: On September 28, 2010, LibreOffice was announced as a fork of the OpenOffice.org office suite. However, it was only last week that the two rivals released their 3.3 versions, and users had the chance to see whether the differences in the culture of the projects made any difference in the code.

OpenOffice.org 3.3

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zdnet.co.uk: This is a welcome update, but it's definitely a point release: unless you're looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office on financial or philosophical grounds, 3.3 may not be the version to make you switch.

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