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The road not taken

2011-05-26 12:50:36.532842+00 by andylyke 3 comments

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two Office Suites diverged, and I,

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Does anybody have thoughts on Open Office vs Libre Office?

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2011-05-27 12:29:16.703236+00 by: radix

Libre also added file compatibilities that for some reason the official effort wouldn't do. Don't trust Larry Ellison, he's screwing up Sun (I speak from painful experience).

#Comment Re: made: 2011-05-26 16:28:40.443007+00 by: andylyke

I'm wondering about the future --- guesses about which will be developed better, continue to be supported, ...

#Comment Re: made: 2011-05-26 14:24:25.169007+00 by: Dan Lyke

Same code base. OpenOffice.org was acquired by Oracle in the Sun sellout, Libre Office was the developers saying "screw this!"

In practice, Libre seems faster, but there're enough else different on the platforms I'm running them on that it's probably not that easy and they're just the same.