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Now they just need to give up on Java. :/
It's mostly programmed in C++ if memory serves.
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I've never heard of Libre Office, strangely enough.

Does it hold a candle to MS Office?
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post #23 of 74
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I've never heard of Libre Office, strangely enough.

Does it hold a candle to MS Office?
It does for basic Office Suite needs, however the full Office suite is far more robust both in terms of number of tools, and depth of the tools.

I have used OO for quite awhile now, and will be switching to Libre with Ubuntu 11.04, but the fact above still holds true.
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I hadn't used open office since I was in highschool (decade ago) and could have sworn it was free back then. Just a month or so ago a co-worker was complaining about having to buy Office for his kids and I suggested OO thinking it was still free.

Well, it wasn't. What on earth made OO Open if it wasn't free??? It was paid office, it deserved to die.
     
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It's mostly programmed in C++ if memory serves.
No, he meant Java license is still under Sun.... and now Oracle.
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Alright. I've uninstalled OO & installed LO.

Time to move on.
Doing this now ^.^
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post #27 of 74
The name Open Office makes much more sense than Libre Office. Libre Office? Seriously? Book Office? Open Office makes sense because it's Open Source. I actually like it better than Libre Office. All good things must come to an end.
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I use OpenOffice all the time. Works for me and is free. :/
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The name Open Office makes much more sense than Libre Office. Libre Office? Seriously? Book Office?
It means free in Spanish and French.
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Whoops. Forgot. I was just thinking Libro. I just don't understand why they decided to choose Spanish/French.
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