LibreOffice 4.2 Brings OpenCL Calc, OOXML Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 30 January 2014 at 10:39 AM EST. 5 Comments
A new stable, major release of the open-source LibreOffice suite is now available and with it comes several new and improved features.

LibreOffice 4.2 provides improved Microsoft OOXML interoperability, a new engine for the Calc spreadsheet, WIndows-specific improvements including better Windows 7/8 integration, a new expert configuration window, a new start screen, new icons, various bug-fixes, and other improvements. With the new LibreOffice Calc engine comes the OpenCL GPGPU support.

More details on the LibreOffice 4.2 improvements can be found via
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