LibreOffice Free Linux Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing & Database apps

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by Prof Ramus » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:56 pm
Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing & Database apps

Use the Fedora Linux “package manager” to download free.

LibreOffice

http://www.libreoffice.org/

See how easy it is when the software is free!
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by Jaseman » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:11 pm
I hope someone has blocked this spammer.
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by abishur » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:17 pm
Jaseman said:


I hope someone has blocked this spammer.



Nope because he's not really spamming.  He's posting educational tidbits in the education section of the forums.  It might be a bit premature since the people involved right now are high level techies, but it will be nice once kids start coming onto the forum looking for info.

Or at least that's my take on it so far ;-)
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by spamel » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:32 pm
Indeed. Follow the Prof!
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by Prof Ramus » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:34 pm
Correct. And for teachers who are getting their first taste of linux.

I hope I can help the teachers at this stage "prepare", so come the day, with some of the tidbits I write and link to.

Please if you are a guru add me to your ignore list.
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by Jaseman » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:30 pm
We don't know at this stage whether the standard Fedora or Debian SD cards have LibreOffice included or not.  But despite this, my understanding was that the whole mission of the foundation was to move away from teaching Office suite and have more focus on programming and hardware development.  Google Docs, Zoho or Office 365 are just as viable in the Office suite category.  In fact probably more so.  It seems to me that this stuff will move into the cloud in the next few years anyway.

I doubt that many businesses are using LibreOffice right now.  I'm not doubting that it may be a useful tool.  You might use it to write up your homework.
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by jamesh » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:00 pm
It's a shame its not used more - I really like the PDF export features - much better than MS Office (or at least the version I use at work). I have Libre office on my desktop at work and use the spreadsheet mainly but I do  I use MS office on my work laptop.
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by Benedict White » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:53 pm
Jaseman said:


We don't know at this stage whether the standard Fedora or Debian SD cards have LibreOffice included or not.


Or indeed any of the other possibly distros, but it doesn't matter as it will most likely be built for that distro for the Pi and it will be a simple matter of using your package manager to get it. On the other hand, options for alternatives are limited.


But despite this, my understanding was that the whole mission of the foundation was to move away from teaching Office suite and have more focus on programming and hardware development.  Google Docs, Zoho or Office 365 are just as viable in the Office suite category.  In fact probably more so.  It seems to me that this stuff will move into the cloud in the next few years anyway.


Well, those can be a bit heavy in the browser, I have not tried office 365 on Linux (but will) and some (Well at least office 365) cost money. On the other hand, having an office suite does not imply it is there to "learn" it can be there just to use.


I doubt that many businesses are using LibreOffice right now.  I'm not doubting that it may be a useful tool.  You might use it to write up your homework.


Most businesses aren't. That said most are using Microsoft who appear to be complicating their licence model so you never know what will happen in years to come.

I do use Libre office (a fork of Open Office) as well as open office and both are as good as Microsoft office for what I use them for.
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by croston » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:05 am
Abiword and gnumeric are probably more suitable on the RPi as they are less bloated than open/libre office.
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by Jaseman » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:10 pm
Benedict White said:

On the other hand, having an office suite does not imply it is there to "learn" it can be there just to use.


But learning is implied here because this is a forum about 'Educational applications'
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by Benedict White » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:41 am
Jaseman said:


Benedict White said:


On the other hand, having an office suite does not imply it is there to "learn" it can be there just to use.


But learning is implied here because this is a forum about 'Educational applications'


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by gregd99 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:57 pm
Guys,

From their website I see that libreOffice requires 256MB of Ram with 512 recommended under Linux.

Will we really be able to run libreOffice under fedoraPi?

has anyone actually done it?
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