Nine Improvements Overdue in LibreOffice Writer
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 29, 2013
The latest version adds some welcome new features, but LibreOffice Writer has some legacy issues that should have been addressed years ago.
Tags: open source, OpenOffice, word processing, LibreOffice, Office productivity
2010: The Year in Free and Open Source Software
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 21, 2010
Linux and open source software saw gains this year, yet also saw a trend that may prove a serious reversal.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, OpenOffice, SCO
Oracle Updates OpenOffice 3.3 and Debuts Cloud Office 1.0
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 16, 2010
Forget about forks: Oracle is pushing forward on its own with a new OpenOffice release and the debut of a cloud office offering. LibreOffice 3.3 isn't too far behind either.
Tags: open source, Oracle, cloud computing, cloud deployment, OpenOffice
OpenOffice.org and the Unnecessary Ultimatum
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 26, 2010
A dispute within the OpenOffice leadership team concerning support of The Document Foundation is causing a great internal rift.
Tags: Linux, Linux downloads, open source software, OpenOffice.org, OpenOffice
OpenOffice.org: Where From Here?
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published October 19, 2010
If OpenOffice.org is to become competitive, it needs to change its approach to developers and use a more commercial strategy.
Tags: Java, open source, Office, OpenOffice.org, OpenOffice
Open Office Suite Gets Forked
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 28, 2010
Open source Open Office developers split from Oracle with LibreOffice app and the new Document Foundation.
Tags: open source, Oracle, Red Hat, OpenOffice.org, OpenOffice
Goodbye, OpenOffice. Nice Knowing You.
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published September 15, 2010
An expert open source user prefers paying for Microsoft Office rather than using inferior free software.
Tags: open source, Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org, OpenOffice, Microsoft Office 2010
OpenOffice 3.3 Beta: The Shape of Things to Come?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 11, 2010
OpenOffice needs enough interface improvements and feature enhancements to keep Oracle busy for some time to come.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, OpenOffice.org, OpenOffice, Open Office