LibreOffice officially made available for all UK Government agencies nationwide

The Collabora flavour of LibreOffice aimed at the public sector, officially rebranded GovOffice, will allow agencies to deploy the free office suite, leading to savings on Microsoft Office license fees and Collabora’s own licenses. According to an inside source, UK Government officials have been tasked with saving millions of pounds in tech spending nationwide, and … Read more

Italian military to switch to LibreOffice and ODF

The Italian military is transitioning to LibreOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF). The Ministry of Defense will over the next year-and-a-half install this suite of office productivity tools on some 150,000 PC workstations – making it Europe’s second largest LibreOffice implementation. The switch was announced on 15 September by the LibreItalia Association. The migration … Read more

LibreOffice 5.0: The strongest release to date

I’ve been a long-time user of the flagship open-source office suite… using it way back during its previous incarnation called Star Office. I’ve watched the software evolve, fall apart, fork, and finally come into its own. Recently, the fifth release of LibreOffice was made available to the public. I immediately downloaded and installed the release … Read more