OpenOffice Files Oracle Divorce Papers

Tagged: LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Oracle, Software
Source: TheRegister - Read the full article
Posted: 5 years 34 weeks ago

"Open sourcers have seized control of the OpenOffice project and product and declared their independence from database giant Oracle. The Project has unveiled a major restructuring that separates itself from Oracle and that takes responsibility for OpenOffice away from a single company..." "Until there's a decision from Oracle the suite will be retain the LibreOffice name. Based on Oracle's history of responding to community ultimatums, we suggest you get used to LibreOffice." | more



GraysonPeddie's picture
Joined: 10/29/2006
Posts: 569

I prefer Microsoft Office rather than LibreOffice because I fell right at home with it -- mostly because of the ribbon interface. I gave OpenOffice a chance before, but like Tiv said (can I call you "Tivon?"), OpenOffice felt incomplete to me. For me, I really don't like having to navigate through a bunch of menu commands and navigate through a bunch of small icons in toolbars.

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Tiv's picture
Joined: 08/12/2009
Posts: 3584

I never did use this software anyway. I'm sure it's a good alternative, but last time I tried to use their version of writer I was left feeling incomplete. For me I like the Microsoft wood spell checking, grammar checks and the Synonyms.

I sleep fine at night knowing we are banning people who deserve it.  Tivon
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