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  • Review

    Apache OpenOffice 4 vs. LibreOffice 4.1

    Posted November 6, 2013 - 5:34 pm

    Not so fast, LibreOffice -- OpenOffice has a shiny, new, and improved major release of its own.
  • Who needs Microsoft Office? 7 great free office suites for PCs, Macs, iOS and Android

    Posted September 23, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    Microsoft is being coy about when and if it will release Office for the iPad and Android tablets. Why wait? Here are seven free office suites for the a PC, Mac, iPad or Android device you can use right now.
  • Review

    Apache OpenOffice 4 vs. LibreOffice 4.1

    Posted August 7, 2013 - 3:11 pm

    Not so fast, LibreOffice -- OpenOffice has a shiny, new, and improved major release of its own.
  • Review

    LibreOffice 4 liberates you from Microsoft Office

    Posted July 1, 2013 - 11:55 am

    If your needs don't include macro and programming compatibility, this office suite might just wean you away from Microsoft.
  • Serious LibreOffice update fixes 54 bugs

    Posted April 14, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    File import and export are improved in the new stability-focused LibreOffice 3.6.6.
  • LibreOffice update brings remote presentation app to Windows, Mac

    Posted March 7, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    One of the highlights of the Document Foundation's LibreOffice 4.0 release last month was the addition of Impress Remote, a mobile app that lets users control LibreOffice presentations from their Android phone.
  • Review

    Review: LibreOffice 4 leaves you wanting more

    Posted February 13, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Modest rev of the open source office suite has welcome new features, but old peeves still linger
  • Six good reasons to download LibreOffice 4.0

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 8:30 am

    Want to control your presentation from your Android phone? Then this is the (free) suite for you.
  • LibreOffice 4.0 speaks content management

    Posted February 7, 2013 - 5:59 pm

    With the release of LibreOffice 4.0, the Document Foundation continues to makes strides in preparing the open source office suite for enterprise use, adding the ability to work with many ECM (enterprise content management) systems and updated compatibility with many Microsoft file formats.
  • Five open source alternatives to Office 2013

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 8:36 am

    These free and open source options deliver many of the same features at a very compelling price.
  • Meet Mageia, a rising Linux star

    Posted January 27, 2013 - 8:45 am

    If the world of Linux distributions has ever had a rising star, it's Mageia. Read on for a brief tour of Mageia's interface and features.
  • Six new features coming in LibreOffice 4.0

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    It's hard to believe LibreOffice has only been around about two years, so thoroughly has it come to dominate as the leading free and open source productivity suite, but late last week a release candidate for its next major version appeared.
  • Help improve LibreOffice 4.0 in a 'test marathon' this month

    Posted December 11, 2012 - 10:44 am

    If you've ever used free and open source software for any length of time, you're probably already aware that much of the work done to develop, test, and maintain that software is accomplished by what's typically a global community of developers and volunteers.
  • Five big reasons to download LibreOffice 3.6

    Posted August 8, 2012 - 8:41 pm

    It was just about two months ago that the beta version of LibreOffice 3.6 arrived, but on Wednesday the Document Foundation announced the release of the final version of the office productivity suite.
  • LibreOffice 3.5.5 addresses multiple arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 1:06 pm

    Version 3.5.5 of the LibreOffice free personal productivity suite contains fixes for multiple security vulnerabilities that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the active user, according to The Document Foundation -- the organization overseeing the software's development.
  • LibreOffice for Android Is in the works

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 7:21 am

    We've known for some time already that an Android version of LibreOffice was on the way sooner or later, and earlier this week Michael Meeks, a Linux desktop architect at SUSE who coordinates LibreOffice development work, provided an update.
  • Review

    The best freeware for small businesses

    Posted June 24, 2012 - 7:43 am

    For too many people, the phrase "free software" conjures up images of pirated brand-name applications or poorly supported third-class programs. If that's what you think of freeware, you're missing an opportunity to save your business a lot of cash.
  • LibreOffice 3.6.0: A look at what's coming

    Posted June 18, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    It seems like just yesterday the Document Foundation published the speedy new version 3.5.4 of its popular LibreOffice productivity suite, but already there's a new beta version of the next major iteration of the software available for testing.
  • LibreOffice gets a huge speed boost

    Posted May 30, 2012 - 8:43 pm

    LibreOffice has been nothing if not an active and vibrant project since it was forked from OpenOffice.org back in 2010; and it was just a few months ago that we saw the debut of LibreOffice 3.5, the software's third major release.
  • Can Apache OpenOffice still compete with LibreOffice?

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:31 am

    It used to be that OpenOffice.org was the leading open source alternative to proprietary productivity suites like Microsoft Office, and it was included in pretty much all the major Linux distributions.
  • Coming to LibreOffice: Collaborative editing

    Posted March 31, 2012 - 7:40 am

    LibreOffice has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since it sprang up out of its OpenOffice roots back in 2010, with frequent improvements, a veritable horde of developers, and ever-increasing corporate endorsements.
  • LibreOffice gets a fresh update

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:41 am

    Just a month after the release of LibreOffice 3.5, the Document Foundation on Thursday announced an update to the software that's designed to increase the stability and security of the free office productivity suite.
  • Five good reasons to download LibreOffice 3.5

    Posted February 15, 2012 - 8:47 am

    After many months of widespread anticipation, the Document Foundation on Tuesday announced the arrival of LibreOffice 3.5, the third major release of its free and open source office productivity suite.
  • 10 things to look forward to in LibreOffice 3.5

    Posted January 23, 2012 - 3:43 pm

    Hard on the heels of the release of the bug-fixing LibreOffice 3.4.5 last Monday, the Document Foundation on Friday published a release candidate version of LibreOffice 3.5, which will be the next major version of the office productivity software.
  • LibreOffice firms up, drops half its excess weight

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 8:40 am

    Ever since the launch of LibreOffice in late 2010, slimming and trimming the unwieldy and aging code base it inherited from OpenOffice.org has been a priority for the Document Foundation.
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