Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last


Well, most of what I've seen today in the media was a rehash of TDF PR,
till I found the first real review - PC World, Business Center
blog[1]..not exactly what one would of hoped for:

"And this perhaps best characterizes the experience: LibreOffice is a
reliable old jalopy. It has its quirks but it's reliable for getting
basic and even some sophisticated things done. For those who understand
its limitations, it's an utter bargain at zero dollars, just like was. However, those hoping that the new management at
LibreOffice might inject some life into the project are in for a
disappointment. There's no sign of that here. It's the same old, except with a handful of improvements and a new name.

The biggest disappointment is the lack of any cloud tie-in. How a major
new release of any office software can lack this is a mystery. The
rather pompous manifesto of the Document Foundation, the organization
behind LibreOffice, makes absolutely no mention of the cloud.

For this reason alone I can't recommend LibreOffice for business use
over a product like Google Docs, which, while an order of magnitude less
sophisticated, includes collaboration options that really can make a
difference for smart businesses."

I was going to post a comment to the site about the googleDocs extension
and then remembered that this is not listed on 'our' (FSF) vetting is banned to the non-free page..oh well.



Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
List archive:
*** All posts to this list are publicly archived for eternity ***


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.