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  #523415 20-Sep-2011 10:18
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Hi, why not just move to openoffice, its all I ever use at home and use MS Office at work, personally I find not a lot between them, definitely not enough to pay for it.



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  #523424 20-Sep-2011 10:29
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I've used OpenOffice but I don't think my parents would really dig it. It never seemed quite as polished to me. They don't mind paying the money, I just didn't want them to fork out $200 if they could easily get it for $100.


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  #523426 20-Sep-2011 10:31
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How recently have you used and what version, its come a longway in recent times.


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  #523511 20-Sep-2011 13:34
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When Oracle acquired Sun in 2009, they ended up stuffing up most of the Sun open source projects... Libre Office is a fork of OpenOffice and being actively developed unlike OpenOffice.

There is some hope for OpenOffice As recently Orcale donated the code and rights to the Apache Software Foundation but right now Libre Office is at 3.4.x where as OpenOffice is 3.3, there has been a ton of improvements.

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