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SUSE's LibreOffice Core Team Moves To Collabora 72

Posted by Soulskill
from the meet-the-new-support-same-as-the-old-support dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Michael Meeks has announced that the core of SUSE's LibreOffice team is moving over to Collabora, which will now be providing commercial LibreOffice support. 'It seems to me that the ability to say "no" to profitable but peripheral business in order to strategically focus the company is a really important management task. In the final analysis I'm convinced that this is the right business decision for SUSE. It will allow Collabora's Productivity division to focus exclusively on driving LibreOffice into Windows, Mac and Consulting markets that are peripheral to SUSE. It will also retain the core of the existing skill base for the benefit of SUSE's customers, and the wider LibreOffice community, of which openSUSE is an important part.'"
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SUSE's LibreOffice Core Team Moves To Collabora

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  • I would love to junk MS Word in favor of Libre Writer, but it can't even do a search and replace on a manual page feed (^m in MS Word).
  • Michael Meeks has announced that the core of SUSE's LibreOffice team is moving over to Collabora

    Is that in French Polynesia?

  • Conditional formatting, fix it please, even when starting from scratch with a new Calc document, it's horribly broken - starts off ok, but after a bit of copying and pasting such as when making shift patterns, it all goes completely haywire and becomes unusable :-(. Every time (v 4.1.0.2.0 Sept 2013)

  • It sounds like SUSE, the largest contributor to LibreOffice, is ending their investment in LibreOffice, and their engineers are looking for new employment. This echos the way they got out of the Mono business a few years ago. But taking the same people and putting them in a much smaller company, with far less enterprise sales experience, is not something that will cause Microsoft to lose any sleep.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Hi, Rob! (Everyone, this is Rob Weir from IBM, posting in his role as marketer at IBM^W^W^W^W^W^W^Wentirely on his own behalf, yessirree.)

  • I had the displeasure of having to use libre office and open office and I can say that I would rather pay for Microsoft Office which I do, then use free Libre/Open office.

    Why?

    Wasted too many times with the bizarre quirks of libre/open office. Time is money. Stability is important and these application as about 1 yr ago, weren't all that stable. I had to work with training material which had text and graphics, etc., nothing to major, but can be large docs and I had a hard time dealing with all kinds of
    • by paulatz (744216)

      I had the displeasure of having to use libre office and open office and I can say that I would rather pay for Microsoft Office which I don't, then use free Libre/Open office.

      Fixed that for you

      • by houbou (1097327)
        No, I actually do pay for MS Office.. It's an important tool and I pay for it.
        • by paulatz (744216)
          I know a few people who use non-pirate copies of microsoft office, but nobody who actually pays for it with money out of his own wallet. This does not exclude that you do of course, but will you keep paying now that they want you to subscribe for it?
  • Quote
    'It seems to me that the ability to say "no" to profitable but peripheral business in order to strategically focus the company is a really important management task
    unquote
    no SH** Bosco; learning to focus on business with higher margin is something you should have engraved on your forehead on like, the first day of work.

    Anyway, aside from the fanboys, everytime i try librre/open office, the don't work
    I know, ymmv
    About two months ago, I downloaded the latest open office clone and tried something

    • Was going to mod you troll....but eh....so I just tried your example. New writer doc, opened a .bmp file in a photo viewer....ctrl+c...switch to writer ctrl+v and there it is a bitmap pasted into writer.

      So exactly what part are you having difficulty with? Are you trolling or is this a real difficulty for you?

      As a side note, this method works with .jpg and .png files....I didn't have any convinent files with other extensions.

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