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5 Myths About OpenOffice.org / LibreOffice

Oct 26, 2010, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Most free software accumulates myths. Most people only know about it second hand (if at all), but few are slowed by the fact that they don't know what they are talking about.

"As a large desktop application that is also cross-platform, OpenOffice.org (or should I say LibreOffice?) seems to have attracted more myths than most. Here are the top five that I have kept stumbling across in eight years of advocacy: OpenOffice.org Can't Be Any Good Because It's Free

"Most free software has faced this myth at one time or other. And, to be honest, sometimes it's true, in that some free software compares unfavorably with its proprietary counterparts."

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