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Three great ways to use variables in LibreOffice

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techrepublic.com: Learn how to get the most out of the variables feature in both OpenOffice and LibreOffice.

Seven great features of LibreOffice that you probably ignore

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techrepublic.com: Free office suite tools like OpenOffice and Libre Office have more advanced features than you might expect. Here are seven that go beyond the common tasks.

The State of Open Source Office Software in 2013

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linux.com: If the arrival of Windows 8 opened new doors for Linux in the world of desktop operating systems last fall, then it seems fair to say that the recent arrival of Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 has surely done something similar for free and open source office suites.

German city says OpenOffice shortcomings are forcing it back to Microsoft

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computerworld.com.au: The city council in Freiburg, Germany, is planning to ditch an open source office suite and go back to using Microsoft Office.

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice, Part Deux

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Well it's been a momentous few weeks for FOSS fans recently, not least because LibreOffice -- one of the most popular exemplars of free and open source software today -- celebrated its second anniversary late last month.

Perspectives on Apache OpenOffice 3.4 download numbers

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robweir.com: You may have read, on the Apache OpenOffice blog, news that the project has had 5 million downloads in the first 6 weeks since the release of version 3.4. And as the above chart shows, the download rate has increased in the past two weeks, as we’ve started to roll out the upgrade notifications to OpenOffice.org 3.3 users.

Most OpenOffice users run Windows

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networkworld.com: Nearly 9 out of 10 downloads of the new version of OpenOffice have been for Windows machines, rather than Linux, according to recently released statistics from Apache.

A Tale of Two Suites: Do We Still Need OpenOffice.org?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? Or would it, perhaps, end up sweeter? That, essentially, is the question at the heart of the forking process. Namely: Now that we have LibreOffice, do we still need OpenOffice?

Open Source Suites Highly Active

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Apache OpenOffice - The IBM Edition?

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internetnews.com: If anyone had any real doubt, IBM is the one solid reason why OpenOffice still exits. Linux distros big and small have all left for the superior open source experience that is LibreOffice, yet IBM is stuck in the past.

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