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Go-OO: The Best Office Suite You Never Knew You Used

Dec 05, 2008, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Federico Kereki)

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"Sun, the major contributor to, applies its own set of rules on the project's development, licensing, and copyrights, and as a result, there are often clashes with the general open source community. (Read this interview with an developer for more inside info on the Go-OO/ rift.) Novell is the main mover behind Go-OO, but Debian and Ubuntu developers are also cooperating by maintaining a large group of patches, and making sure they don't break newer releases. There used to be a certain lag between Go-OO releases and's, but now both variants come out quite close.

"Thus, if you install in Ubuntu 8.10, though the package is named " Office Suite," if you check the package description, at the bottom it reads "Homepage:," showing its true source.

"Go-OO is available both for Linux and Windows. If your distribution doesn't appear to carry it in a repository, you can download the version you need and install it yourself, though before installing Go-OO, you might need to remove your current installation."

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