Xubuntu To Replace Abiword With Parts Of LibreOffice

Written by Michael Larabel in LibreOffice on 15 April 2015 at 10:49 AM EDT. 27 Comments
Lightweight Ubuntu derivative Xubuntu is planning to replace the Abiword open-source word processor with LibreOffice in Xubuntu 15.10. The Xfce-powered desktop distribution also plans to do away with the GIMP image editor in this next release following Xubuntu 15.04.

The default application voting results were published today by Simon SteinbeiƟ of Xubuntu/Xfce. For the 15.10 release in October, the stakeholders voted in favor of dropping GIMP and Abiword from the official release media. They also approved adding LibreOffice, or at least some parts of this popular open-source office suite.

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Of course, Xubuntu users will still be able to fetch GIMP and Abiword from the (X)Ubuntu package archives if you wish to use this open-source image editor or lightweight word processor. These default changes will not impact this month's release of Xubuntu 15.04.
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