Office Clones: It's About to Get Complicated
Nov 05, 2010, 14:32 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Those looking for some alternatives to the pricey Microsoft
Office have looked to Google for its small suite of online apps and
OpenOffice, an open-source Office suite "owned" by Oracle and
comprised of clones of the Microsoft product. None are perfect or
as powerful as the Microsoft offerings, but they are money savers
and often perfect for the small or home office.
"This is about to get more complicated as a slew of OpenOffice
developers have abandoned ship to create the Document Foundation
where they are using the OpenOffice open-source code to produce a
fork development effort called LibreOffice. You can download the
current version of LibreOffice and give it a try."