LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute.
Reviewing 4.0.3 (Jul 23, 2013)
Basically I think OpenOffice/LibreOffice are bug-ridden crap, but I've used them since there was no practical alternative on Linux. They both open Microsoft Office files only with limitations and flaws, they both have geeky interfaces, and are pretty slow.
SoftMaker FreeOffice for comparison has a way better compatibility with all kinds of Microsoft Office formats, they appear faithfully on my screen without losses, what a blessing. Plus, its lght (less than 58MB), fast, reliable, and doesn't have such a clunky interface as LibreOffice.
Reviewing 3.5.2 (Apr 6, 2012)
Few if any problems using files created in MS 97 & 2010.
Reviewing 3.4.2 (Aug 1, 2011)
I hope one day this thing will be set free from rendering glitches and artifacts.
doc/xls/ppt compatibility still leaves a lot to be desired.
Reviewing 3.3.0 RC1 (Jan 2, 2011)
I would wish for both LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org to get a full sandbox as Gogole Chrome and Adobe Reader have.
Reviewing 3.3.0 Beta 2 (Nov 12, 2010)
The OpenOffice.org Team left Oracle and decide to do LibreOffice !
"Viva la LibreOffice", said Guy Lunardi, product management Director at Novell.
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