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Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle's OpenOffice

Jan 24, 2011, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"The Ubuntu developers met last week in Dallas to make final design decisions about the popular Linux distribution's features and decided to use LibreOffice for its office suite.

"This comes as no surprise to Ubuntu watchers. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth told me back when LibreOffice developers were forking away from Oracle's OpenOffice had told me that, "The Ubuntu Project will be pleased to ship LibreOffice from The Document Foundation in future releases of Ubuntu." It wasn't a sure thing though that Ubuntu 11.04, aka Natty Narwhal, due out on April 28th, would have LibreOffice. It is now."

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