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LibreOffice 4.2 Brings OpenCL Calc, OOXML Improvements

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Published on 30 January 2014 10:39 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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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 LibreOffice.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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