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Windows 7: OpenOffice separating itself from Oracle and going it's separate way

28 Sep 2010   #1
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
OpenOffice separating itself from Oracle and going it's separate way

Saw the news story on the Register this morning.
OpenOffice files Oracle divorce papers ‚€Ę The Register

Quote:
OpenOffice.org project is now The Document Foundation while the OpenOffice.org suite has been given the temporary name of LibreOffice.



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28 Sep 2010   #2
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Here's the link where you can download the LibreOffice beta: LibreOffice Productivity Suite - The Document Foundation
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28 Sep 2010   #3
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

I think that, will all the negative press Oracle has received lately, this is a smart move. I still use Office, but the fact that The Document Foundation is removing their association with a company that has made a lot of anti-open source statements in the recent past can only be a good thing.
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28 Sep 2010   #4
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm not sure why they need to change the name (IMO it sounds kinda ridiculous now), but maybe at least now they'll be able to make a product that can realistically compete with MS Office, if even just a better GUI.
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28 Sep 2010   #5
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
I'm not sure why they need to change the name (IMO it sounds kinda ridiculous now), but maybe at least now they'll be able to make a product that can realistically compete with MS Office, if even just a better GUI.
They had to change the name because Oracle owns the name. In the article it talks about how they have requested for Oracle to donate the name.
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28 Sep 2010   #6
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
I'm not sure why they need to change the name (IMO it sounds kinda ridiculous now), but maybe at least now they'll be able to make a product that can realistically compete with MS Office, if even just a better GUI.
They had to change the name because Oracle owns the name. In the article it talks about how they have requested for Oracle to donate the name.
Ah. If Oracle has any sense left, they'd give them the name.
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28 Sep 2010   #7
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post

Ah. If Oracle has any sense left, they'd give them the name.
Oracle and sense really do not belong in the same sentence anymore.
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28 Sep 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post

Ah. If Oracle has any sense left, they'd give them the name.
Oracle and sense really do not belong in the same sentence anymore.
+1 Well stated.
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28 Sep 2010   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
I'm not sure why they need to change the name (IMO it sounds kinda ridiculous now), but maybe at least now they'll be able to make a product that can realistically compete with MS Office, if even just a better GUI.
I've used Open Office at home for years and it works just fine. Heck, I get MS office through the Microsoft Home Use Program for $9.95 and I haven't bothered to buy it as it's $10 I don't need to spend.

It's not exactly MS office and it doesn't have the ribbon bar and conversions aren't perfect...but it's $0. I have regular MS office on my work laptop, so when I need something converted perfectly, I can always use that.
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28 Sep 2010   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

They did state that LibreOffice is a temporary name. If the team are smart, theyd hold an open competition for the new name and logo.
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