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Office Clones: It's About to Get Complicated

Nov 05, 2010, 14:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John C. Dvorak)

"Those looking for some alternatives to the pricey Microsoft Office have looked to Google for its small suite of online apps and OpenOffice, an open-source Office suite "owned" by Oracle and comprised of clones of the Microsoft product. None are perfect or as powerful as the Microsoft offerings, but they are money savers and often perfect for the small or home office.

"This is about to get more complicated as a slew of OpenOffice developers have abandoned ship to create the Document Foundation where they are using the OpenOffice open-source code to produce a fork development effort called LibreOffice. You can download the current version of LibreOffice and give it a try."

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