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The growth of LibreOffice over Microsoft Office

Mar 06, 2012, 07:02 (11 Talkback[s])
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"Even as these numbers speak of the domination of LibreOffice over the Office tools segment, there is room for thought, that it will soon break critical mass and move and become the most used office suite as Microsoft Office looks traction because of two major aspects ? the phenomenal prices at which each version of the suite is sold and the claustrophobic licensing factor. In contrast LibreOffice, encourages and engages in the opposite, offering any number of downloads and use for almost the same set of tools ? for spreadsheets, database creation, Math or desktop publishing. Despite paying due credit to Microsoft?s more mature platform and dedicated development input, the increase in contribution and excellent open governance model is fast moving LibreOffice to streamline its suite and offer a great package."

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