Friday, 10 December 2010

LibreOffice 3 Release Candidate

You may have noticed I'm a fan of OpenOffice.org. Well, it's slightly-more-open fork, LibreOffice, has put out a release candidate, putting it one step closer to full release.

It installs alongside OpenOffice.org, unlike the betas, so you can safely take for a test-drive. I've done exactly this on my Eee 1000 and was positively underwhelmed. This looks like a quick exercise in rebranding to establish a community and kickstart the project. I could hardly find any difference between LO RC1 and OOo 3.2. I hope real work is coming in the future because my biggest use case, presentations, are almost entirely unchanged from OpenOffice.org 3.2. If anything, the slide transitions seem to be slower..

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