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Difference between OpenOffice & LibreOffice

by kelray85 / December 30, 2012 12:44 AM PST

I have been using OpenOffice for a few years now. Now I see there is a program called LibreOffice they both appeared to be the same program but with a different name. I was wondering if somebody could explain to me what the difference is.

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As I understand it, LibreOffice is newer & supported
by wpgwpg / December 30, 2012 1:31 AM PST

From what I've been able to gather, OpenOffice isn't supported any more and may or may not be around in the future. They do both do the same thing - i.e. provide a free mostly compatible equivalent to MS Office.

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One is newer and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2012 1:38 AM PST

From reports handles MSFT Office files better.

Since both are free, why any concern?
Bob

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