6 of the Best Free Linux Office Software

Posted by sde on Mar 19, 2011 10:59 PM EDT
LinuxLinks.com; By Steve Emms
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For Linux to meet the requirements of the corporate desktop it needs to have robust, supported desktop office software that is updated on a regular basis.

One of the biggest controversies in the past six months has been continuing concerns about Oracle's commitment to the OpenOffice.org open-source application suite. The fear that Oracle may decide to abandon the suite in the same way it dumped OpenSolaris on the scrapheap left many leading developers of OpenOffice.org with a dilemma. Assign copyright of their work to Oracle, or seek to go it alone. The risk was deemed so serious that many developers decided to form the Document Foundation in September 2010 to manage and develop a fork called LibreOffice.

Linux also has a good selection of desktop business software that can help to enhance an organisation's efficiency and adaptability to change. To provide an insight into the quality of software available, we have compiled a list of 6 of the best free office software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for both the desktop corporate user and home user.

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