As far as I know that Libre office is under more active development
and that they are developing a version to work online but really I can't
think of any reason to go with one over the other. Unless you give a
rats about the difference between apache and gpl licenses. Generally
I use Libre because its pre installed on most distros but on windows
I'm still using open office because I already had it on the machine. I
recommend open office to my non techy friends just so the message
doesn't really change but if Libre office gets some cool feature that will
help people switch. I'll start recommending that instead.
> From: tongro at eircom.net> To: ilug at linux.ie> Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:56:05 +0000
> Subject: [ILUG] OpenOffice or LibreOffice?
>> For many years now I've been recommending OpenOffice over the dominant
> commercial alternative to everybody who might be interested, and since
> the LibreOffice fork, despite LO's apparently-brighter future, have been
> sticking with the OpenOffice mantra to avoid confusing the message. And,
> now that OpenOffice seems to have cleared-up any doubt about its
> open-source future by joining the Apache fold, it seems that there's now
> no reason to think about LO at all, unless one of the few specific
> LO-only features is needed.
>> Am I right or am I wrong? Is LibreOffice the future? Can they both sit
> happily together in the same market? What do people here recommend to
> their non-tech Windows-using contacts? I'd be happy to hear what people
>> (P.S. I still use OO myself, since it's the only one packed in my
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