LibreOffice will remain separate from OpenOffice

By Emil
Apr 19, 2011
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  1. It appears that LibreOffice and OpenOffice will remain separate. Currently, there is no plan to merge the two projects back together, and LibreOffice will not be renamed a fourth time, according to a vague statement by The Document Foundation:

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  2. What's the difference between the two?
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Its another one of those open source battles. Best not to make a noise and quietly back away, LOL.

    Actually that made me curious, so I booted them both up side by side. Libre Office appears to have bigger and nicer looking icons than Open Office.
  4. @ Guest - About difference, LibreOffice merged code from Go OO (Go Open Office) which has better / more file format support (such as MS works support). LibreOffice (pre Oracle abandon) was replacing / planned to replace Open office in several linux distro, including ubuntu.

    Also since OpenOffice is pretty much dead in terms of development at the moment unless someone picks it up.

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