OpenOffice.org alternatives - Part 2

OpenOffice.org logo It's time to resume this new series on looking at alternative free software office suites to OpenOffice.org. In the last part, I looked at word processing alternatives to Writer, and for this part - yeah, you guessed it - I'm going to look at the number crunching spreadsheet side of things.

At the risk of being a bit repetitive, there are really only two mainstream competitors to OOo Calc ...

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OpenOffice.org alternatives - Part 1

OOo logo

The free software office suite OpenOffice.org is great for many office productivity tasks and in a lot of cases can prove to be very useful. However, it's easy to forget that there are other open source alternatives to OOo for almost all portions of the suite. Also, with the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard, you can be free to pick and choose which suite you use, as almost all ...

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GPLv3 released

GPLv3 logo The Free Software Foundation has released the third version of the GNU General Public License which addresses many new patent concerns (focused around recent Microsoft deals), 'Tivoisation' and other issues too. The Lesser GNU General Public License (LGPL) has also been updated to version 3.

“Since we founded the free software movement, over 23 years ago, the free software community has developed thousands of useful programs that respect the user ...

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