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LibreOffice 3.4 Meets The World

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Published on 03 June 2011 08:48 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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News of Oracle handing over OpenOffice.org to the Apache Software Foundation isn't the only open-source office news this week; The Document Foundation has just announced the official release of LibreOffice 3.4.

Libreoffice 3.4 has a whole lot of new features and fixes as talked about on this web-page. Among the changes are redesigned dialogs, improved HTML exporting, font tuning, improved Linux text rendering (faster and more stable via the graphite smart font rendering), color charts, new gradient / drop-shadows, support for an unlimited number of fields, internationalization font previews, and initial support for Ubuntu Unity and its global menu. LibreOffice 3.4 is also reported to start-up much faster now and there's various other performance optimizations.

This OpenOffice.org fork can be downloaded at 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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