LibreOffice 3.4.0 Released as OpenOffice Heads to Apache
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 03, 2011
OpenOffice fork continues to move further away from Oracle with new release. Is there any chance the two projects will ever come back together?
Tags: open source, Oracle, Apache, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice
Arguments Over the Future of OpenOffice.org
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 02, 2011
What will become of the popular open source office suite?
Tags: open source, Oracle, Apache, Red Hat, OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 03, 2011
LibreOffice.orgs new release includes many more features than OpenOffice.org's, including better Microsoft Office compatibility.
Tags: open source, Linux, enterprise software, Office, OpenOffice.org
LibreOffice Rethinks the Office Suite
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 16, 2010
OpenOffice and LibreOffice could diverge more quickly than most observers imagined.
Tags: open source, enterprise software, Linux desktop, OpenOffice.org, office suites
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
Boost OpenOffice with 8 Sweet Add-Ons
By Eric Geier | Article Published April 07, 2010
Linux desktop leader OpenOffice can run much more effectively with these template and clip-art additions.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, OpenOffice.org, add-ons, OpenOffice
OpenOffice.org and the 'Ribbons' Interface Brouhaha
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 18, 2009
An OpenOffice feature apparently inspired by Microsoft Office has generated a hostile chorus of no votes.
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, software, OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice Upgrade Spruces Up Look
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 08, 2009
The release of OpenOffice 3.1 offers a more attractive user interface, among many other features.
Tags: open source, Linux, OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org vs. Go-OO: Cutting through the Gordian Knot
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 07, 2009
Does the posturing around OpenOffice reflect sincere concern for the project or merely self-interested jockeying by competitors?
Tags: Linux, developer, OpenOffice.org, Novell, Copyright
OpenOffice vs. Google Apps
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 11, 2008
Not only does OpenOffice.org match Google Apps in convenience and availability, but feature for feature it leaves Google Apps writhing helplessly on its back and choking on FOSS dust.
Tags: open source, Google, Sun Microsystems, FOSS, OpenOffice.org