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IBM Contributes Symphony To The Apache OpenOffice.org Project


IBM Contributes Symphony To The Apache OpenOffice.org Project

Tomorrow IBM will announce the donation of the source code of their free office suite – IBM Lotus Symphony – to the Apache OpenOffice.org.

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By Ricky on July 15th
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Why OpenOffice Going To Apache Foundation Makes No Sense At All


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Yesterday, Oracle finally gave up control of OpenOffice and handed it to the Apache Software Foundation. However, the reality of the situation is that the Apache Foundation is not the best place for OpenOffice.

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By Ricky on June 2nd
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LibreOffice And OpenOffice Will Not Merge


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By now you must be familiar with the circumstances leading to the formation of The Document Foundation and LibreOffice. If you are not familiar read our earlier coverages here and here. After most of the former OpenOffice developers went away to LibreOffice, LibreOffice has been going from strength to strength. Major Linux distributions like Ubuntu,…

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By Ricky on April 20th
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And So The Exodus Begins – 33 Developers Leave OpenOffice.org


And So The Exodus Begins – 33 Developers Leave OpenOffice.org

After Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, OpenOffice.org fell into the hands of Oracle, as did a lot of other products. So, last month a few very prominent members of the OpenOffice.org community decided to form The Document Foundation and fork OpenOffice.org as LibreOffice, possibly fearing that it could go the OpenSolaris way.

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By Ricky on November 1st
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Microsoft Starts A FUD Campaign Against OpenOffice.org


It seems like OpenOffice.org is really giving Microsoft nightmares, so much so that that they have put up a video in YouTube doing what they do best – spread FUD against OpenOffice.org (and open-source in general). Unlike Microsoft’s Office Suite, which can cost even above $400, OpenOffice.org is completely free to download and use.

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By Ricky on October 14th
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OpenOffice Forked As LibreOffice


Today the OpenOffice community made a big decision to break away from Oracle and have formed The Document Foundation. Development for OpenOffice has been going on form about a decade now under Sun Microsystem. However, after Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystem, the community have decided to fulfill the promise of independence mentioned in the original…

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By Ricky on September 28th
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Add A Grammar Checker In OpenOffice 3.2


Add A Grammar Checker In OpenOffice 3.2

The absence of grammar checker is a major gripe I always hear against OpenOffice. Yes OpenOffice does not have its own grammar checker, but you can easily add one. After the Deadline is an extension for OpenOffice which can check your grammar. Well, according tho their website, they do not describe it as just a…

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By Ricky on August 9th
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How to install OpenOffice 3.2 in Ubuntu


OpenOffice 3.2 has already been released a few weeks back with some very interesting new changes and a faster loading time. However it is not yet available for Ubuntu in the PPA. So in this article we will show you how you can download and install OpenOffice 3.2 in Ubuntu from the OpenOffice download.

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By Ricky on February 19th
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OpenOffice 3.2 released with faster startup time.


OpenOffice 3.2 released with faster startup time.

Today, the new version of OpenOffice has been released with tons of new features and improvements. On top of the improvements is the faster startup time. It is reported that Write and Calc now starts up 46% faster on a “cold start” compared to OpenOffice 3.2.

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By Ricky on February 9th
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