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LibreOffice 3.3 Frees Open Source Office Suite

Jan 26, 2011, 15:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Stick a fork in it, LibreOffice 3.3 is done.

"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 extensions repository."

"Meeks added that the new Windows installer also bundles 55 languages, which are now well supported."

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