LibreOffice

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  1. bo elam

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    Below is the link for the Libre version I am using. Nothing gets bundled with it. I use Libre for simple work and never find compatibility issues with Office. Just a little while ago, I finished in my XP in Excel, an xlsx file that I had started it using Libre Office Calc in my W7. :)
    http://portableapps.com/apps/office/libreoffice_portable

    Bo
     
  2. Brandonn2010

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    Does it still require downloading the whole thing every time there is an update?
     
  3. anon

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    Yes.
     
  4. Brandonn2010

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    Then that's a no-go, plus the install size is still huge. I'll stick with WPS Office, even if saving in Office 2010+ formats was taken out. There's always a chance they'll put it back in the free version.
     
  5. Hadron

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    LibreOffice is the best free Microsoft Office alternative I ever used.
    And the downloads are only quite small, so I cannot see how that could be an issue in the year 2015.

    Windows Updates are bigger every month. And Microsoft Office Service Packs are also bigger.
     
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  6. anon

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    +1
     
  7. blacknight

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    Thank you.
     
  8. anon

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    LibreOffice 4.4.1 “Fresh” released today
    http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2015/02/26/libreoffice-4-4-1-fresh-is-available-for-download/
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    Release Notes:
    http://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/
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    LibreOffice “Fresh” is a stable release of the more advanced version of the software, and is targeted to users focusing on features.

    LibreOffice “Still” is a stable release of the more tested version of the software, and is targeted to users focusing on continuity.
     
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  10. Stigg

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    I have tried LibreOffice and like it. But, I am never sure which one to choose out of "Fresh" and "Still".
     
  11. anon

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    I always use the latest release.
    That's why:
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    LibreOffice “Fresh” is a stable release of the more advanced version of the software, and is targeted to users focusing on features.

    LibreOffice “Fresh” is the stable version with the most recent features.
    Users interested in taking advantage of our most innovative features should download and use our fresh version.
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    LibreOffice “Still” is a stable release of the more tested version of the software, and is targeted to users focusing on continuity.

    LibreOffice “Still” is the stable version that has undergone more testing (over a longer time).
    It is usually recommended for more conservative use.
     
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  12. Stigg

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    Hi anon.

    So, what is the latest release?
     
  13. anon

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    It is the newer release, doesn't matter if it's the "Fresh" or the "Still".

    Feb 26, 2015 LibreOffice 4.4.1 “Fresh”
     
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  14. anon

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    http://blog.documentfoundation.org/...worlds-first-universal-productivity-solution/

    LibreOffice to become the cornerstone of the world’s first universal productivity solution

    Berlin, March 25, 2015 – LibreOffice, the best free office suite ever, is set to become the cornerstone of the world’s first global personal productivity solution – LibreOffice Online – following an announcement by IceWarp and Collabora of a joint development effort. LibreOffice is available as a native application for every desktop OS, and is currently under development for Android. In addition, it is available on virtual platforms for Chrome OS, Firefox OS and iOS.

    “LibreOffice was born with the objective of leveraging the OpenOffice historic heritage to build a solid ecosystem capable of attracting those investments which are key for the further development of free software,” says Eliane Domingos de Sousa, Director of The Document Foundation. “Thanks to the increasing number of companies which are investing on the development of LibreOffice, we are on track to make it available on every platform, including the cloud. We are grateful to IceWarp for providing the resources for a further development of LibreOffice Online.”

    Development of LibreOffice Online started back in 2011, with the availability of a proof of concept of the client front end, based on HTML5 technology. That proof of concept will be developed into a state of the art cloud application, which will become the free alternative to proprietary solutions such as Google Docs and Office 365, and the first to natively support the Open Document Format (ODF) standard.

    “It is wonderful to marry IceWarp’s vision and investment with our passion and skills for LibreOffice development. It is always satisfying to work on something that, as a company, we have a need for ourselves,” says Michael Meeks, Vice President of Collabora Productivity, who developed the proof of concept back in 2011 and will oversee the development of LibreOffice Online.

    The availability of LibreOffice Online will be communicated at a later stage.
     
  16. J_L

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    Officially switched over, and I'm liking it.
     
  17. Brandonn2010

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    I switched too since you can save in Office 2010+ formats. What' still annoying is the download link on their website always fails (it kept failing over a year ago when I last attempted to download), so I just got it from FileHippo.
     
  18. Robin A.

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    I tried a download from the website, it finished normally, no problem (began the download from Firefox, then Internet Download Manager took over). I also have downloaded other recent versions in the same way, no problem in any case.
     
  19. RJK3

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    I don't think you're going to get a real answer on this Rasheed.

    I used Kingsoft/WPS Office for quite some time, and felt that the Chinese product did a fantastic job of 'borrowing' the best parts of Microsoft Office. I liked it, but I've recently stopped using it when I became uncomfortable with the level of network activity coming from it.

    Having since used Softmaker FreeOffice and re-trying LibreOffice once again, I can say you're not missing out on anything important function-wise in WPS - at least for someone needing to do standard tasks.

    Compatibility: WPS and LibreOffice are good; FreeOffice is lacking in my experience;
    Speed: WPS and FreeOffice load far sooner than LibreOffice;
    Interface: personally I like WPS's interface most and LibreOffice's least;
    Size: WPS and FreeOffice are good sizes at roughly 60mb, LibreOffice is bloated at 300+mb.

    Since FreeOffice can't open a lot of material I need to read - both those recently created and some 10 years old - I'll likely be using LibreOffice. Size doesn't really matter. Luckily I don't need to create too many documents as I'm not a big fan of the layout, and found WPS much more straightforward for same tasks. I always wanted to like LibreOffice/OpenOffice, but I find them to be horrible programs.
     
  20. anon

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    The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.3.7 “Still”
    2015/04/25
    http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2015/04/25/the-document-foundation-announces-libreoffice-4-3-7/

    Release Notes: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/#still
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    LibreOffice “Fresh” is the stable version with the most recent features.
    Users interested in taking advantage of our most innovative features should download and use our fresh version.

    LibreOffice “Still” is the stable version that has undergone more testing (over a longer time).
    It is usually recommended for more conservative use.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
  22. chachazz

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    The Document Foundation - LibreOffice 5
    http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2015/04/17/first-bug-hunting-session-for-libreoffice-5-0/
     
  23. anon

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    http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2015/05/07/libreoffice-4-4-3-is-ready/
    Release Notes:
    http://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/
     
  24. anon

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  25. Rasheed187

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    I must have missed these replies, but thanks for the feedback. I have had a couple of annoying problems with WPS Office, so I will now try Libre, let's hope for the best.
     
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