"The Document Foundation today announced the official release of
LibreOffice 3.3, a fork of Oracle's Open Office open source office
suite. The LibreOffice project began in September 2010 with the
backing of the major Linux distributions, including Novell SUSE,
Red Hat and Canonical Ubuntu. The LibreOffice 3.3 release follows
Oracle's Open Office 3.3, which came out in December. While
LibreOffice 3.3 has its roots in Open Office 3.3, there a number of
key differences, including an improved Windows installer.
""For Windows users, there are a lot of big wins," Michael
Meeks, distinguished engineer at Novell, told InternetNews.com.
"We've bundled a number of extensions for Windows that are
particularly useful that people wouldn't have downloaded from the
"Meeks added that the new Windows installer also bundles 55
languages, which are now well supported."