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25 May 2013
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Apache OpenOffice: One Year, 50 Million Downloads [31102]
Apache OpenOffice was formerly called OpenOffice.org

Recently, in a blog on apache.org, it was noted that "yesterday we reached the 50 million download mark for Apache OpenOffice 3.4. This milestone occurred within a few days of the first anniversary of the release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4., on May 8th, 2012.

Apache OpenOffice (formerly called OpenOffice.org) is the leading free and open source office application suite for Windows, Mac and Linux. Version 1.0 of OpenOffice was released 11 years ago, in May 2002.

Although we're all very busy now with the testing of our next major release, Apache OpenOffice 4.0, it is worth taking a few minutes to explore some of the trends that can be discerned from our download data over the past year. The information we have gathered, relative to desktop OS versions, 64-bit Linux use, screen aspect ratios, etc., may be of special interest to other open source projects to consider in their planning..."
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18 May 2013
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LibreOffice 4.0.3 [31011]
For Windows, OS X and Linux,

The Document Foundation (TDF) has released LibreOffice 4.0.3, for Windows, OS X and Linux, the third minor release of LibreOffice 4.0 family. OS X Intel packages are now signed by The Document Foundation, to pass OS X Gatekeeper security without user intervention.

In the meantime, another large migration to LibreOffice has been announced, as the government of Spain's autonomous region of Extremadura has just begun the switch to free software of desktop PCs and expects the majority of its 40,000 PCs to be migrated by the end of 2013. Extremadura estimates that the move to open source – including LibreOffice – will help save 30 million Euro per year.

Community is growing too. After the success of the LibreOffice Impress Sprint in Germany, it is now the turn of the first LibreOffice Bay Area Meetup. It will take place on May 11, 2013 starting at 2pm in the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, California. Bjoern Michaelsen will be there for some good Q&A, and most importantly for some hands-on work on how to get involved in the project, with Simon Phipps keynoting about 'Foundations and Empires'.
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22 Apr 2013
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LibreOffice Upgrades Continue at a Regular Pace [30527]
Version 3.6.6 Is now Available

The Document Foundation (TDF) has announced the release of LibreOffice 3.6.6, for Windows, MacOS and Linux, targeted to enterprises and individual end users who prefer stability to more advanced features. This new release is suited to the increasing number of organizations migrating to LibreOffice, which is steadily growing worldwide. LibreOffice 3.6.6 is available for immediate download as are its extensions.
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22 Apr 2013
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LibreOffice 4.0.2 Release Fixes Bugs, Glitches [30426]
TDF Publishes White Paper to Promote Migrations to LibreOffice

The Document Foundation (TDF) has released LibreOffice 4.0.2, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, the third release of the LibreOffice 4.0 family that fixes several small bugs and glitches. The Document Foundation has recently published a white paper to provide a reference roadmap for migrations to LibreOffice. LibreOffice 4.0.2 is available for immediate download, and extensions for LibreOffice are also available for download.
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26 Mar 2013
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TDF White Paper Aids Migrations to LibreOffice [30337]
Outlines Comprehensive Change Management Process

The Document Foundation (TDF) has released the "LibreOffice Migration White Paper," a guide for enterprises wishing to adopt LibreOffice and other free software. The guide is framed in terms of dealing with both the technical aspects of such a migration and the resistance often encountered in the work force when long-term working habits are challenged. Developed in Open Document Format (ODF), LibreOffice is the standard document format recognized by the largest number of organizations and supported by the largest number of desktop software solutions. Legacy investments are thereby protected even as enterprises undertake migration to ODF.
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07 Mar 2013
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The Document Foundation Releases LibreOffice 4.0.1 [30068]
An Improvement in the Overall Quality and Stability of 4.0

The Document Foundation (TDF) has released LibreOffice 4.0.1, which features Impress Remote for Android on Linux, MacOS and Windows – from Google Play with how-to instructions available on the wiki. TDF describes the new release as a step forward in improving the overall quality and stability of LibreOffice 4.0. For enterprise adoptions, though, TDF recommends the more solid and stable LibreOffice 3.6.5. TDF has also released the guide “Getting Started with LibreOffice 4.0, in PDF and ODF formats and as a printed book. LibreOffice 4.0.1 is available for download from the website, while extensions are available from the extension repository.
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