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LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice.org: Showdown for Best Open Source Office Suite

Aug 10, 2011, 11:00 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Lee Schlesinger for this link. ]

Both products are suites of office applications, comprising word process, spreadsheet, presentation graphics, database, drawing, and math tools. Both also spring from the same code base. OpenOffice.org was created by a German company called Star Division, which Sun Microsystems bought in 1999.

Originally the suite was called StarOffice, and it was popular in the European market as an alternative to Microsoft Office. After picking it up, Sun changed the name of the product to OpenOffice.org and released its code as open source. The product retained some popularity in the enterprise, partly because of its cross-platform capabilities and no-cost license.

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