LibreOffice 3.6 released

Not long ago version 3.6 of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice is the multiplatform office suite par excellence that comes to stand up to MS Office. Since it was born as a fork of OpenOffice, no one imagined that this suite could grow so fast and have such levels of innovation and quality in almost all its releases, that if one does not bring a huge load of new features, then it brings amounts of optimizations in performance.

It turns out that in this new version of LibreOffice both come in one package: optimization and new features, all in generous amounts.

For example we have small changes in the graphical interfaces of the clients, the addition of new templates for Impress, improvements in the import of .docx files and also the ability to import Office smart art.

In fact, there are quite a few news that came and that have been reviewed ad nauseam in other blogs and on the project page, I want to contribute a little of what I think to the matter to give a little more flavor to the news.

It is interesting, a lot for me, to see how this suite grows since it is becoming more and more competitive (the Oracle did not have that when they discarded OpenOffice) and in turn, if it makes an option that is increasingly viable for business and the companies; both small and large.

It is no coincidence that France, Spain and Germany are introducing the use of this type of software in public administrations, both to lower costs and to maintain their sovereignty and control of information.

It is also important to note that so far this year more and more resources have been allocated to LibreOffice by governments and companies seeking to improve the suite, since they know that in the long run it is much cheaper to invest in improving a product to tailor it to your needs to pay more than you invest in closed products that literally have an expiration date.

For my part, I have seen how in my country (Venezuela) there is talk of free software implementations in different layers of the public sector. Although it is a beautiful idea and they are beautiful proposals, it is just political talk, although I do hope it will be implemented because it is one more step for Free Software and also a huge opportunity to open a new market in this and any country .

For me LibreOffice is the most relevant program within GNU / Linux, not because it is an office suite or because of its enormous quality, but because of its growth, because of its adoption in almost all distributions and because of its commitment and union with the other foundations of free software ... The Document Foundation and LibreOffice are participants in the growth of GNU / Linux and I hope they continue to do so.


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  1.   ErunamoJAZZ said

    It is interesting that at least there is a will on the part of governments to at least try to start making the leap.

    Here in Colombia just this week there was also some news regarding the subject: http://www.publimetro.co/lo-ultimo/bogota-inicia-su-migracion-hacia-el-software-libre/lmklhi!xkcjEYdVyu72w/

  2.   ren434 said

    Oh, what a joy to hear things like this here in Colombia.

  3.   Manual of the Source said

    At Arch Linux we are used to having the latest versions of software before anyone else, but LibreOffice seems to be an exception. Version 3.6 is not yet in the official repositories even though the previous version is already marked as out of date, and considering that 3.5 took more than a month to arrive, it would not be surprising if it also takes a long time.

  4.   INDX said

    For me, the most important change (as simple as it is) and that you have not talked about is that in Writer it now shows the number of words written at the bottom.

    You do not know how annoying it is to write an article of X words and have to constantly click to see how many you have written.

  5.   ren434 said

    The same happens in Chakra, it is because it has not yet entered the stable repositories.

  6.   Algave said

    There is no other choice but to wait! 🙂

  7.   ErunamoJAZZ said

    In SolusOS it has not dropped either. I guess when they release the next minor LO update, they will put it 🙂

    1.    Miguel said

      I am in solusOs from synaptic

      1.    elav <° Linux said

        It is also in Debian Testing 😀

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