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Open source roars on OS X Lion

Sep 29, 2011, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"It's pretty much a given that the first application class that would be examined in this roundup would be the office suites that provide alternatives to Apple's iWork suite of apps and Microsoft's Office for Mac. Office, by nearly anyone's definition, has a robust and feature-rich application set ... but it's also ridiculously expensive and treats standards with barely more than a cursory nod. iWork, while less expensive, is no better as far as standards, and I have found the functionality of its applications to be limited.

"In the old days, the alternative would be easy: OpenOffice.org, long the property of Sun and now swallowed up by Oracle along with its erstwhile parent. And that venerable open source office suite is still readily available for OS X. But now there's a new open office suite in the mix: LibreOffice, the OpenOffice.org fork now managed by the Document Foundation."

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