Have You Tried LibreOffice?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2009 in Software

Have You Tried LibreOffice?

Did you know there is a very good free office program available?

I used to use MS Office until I found the free LibreOffice office suite software about 5 years ago. I work on computers every day and I run my own business. I need to be able to write letters and faxes. I need to be able to open documents made in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and so on.

Why I tried LibreOffice and like it.

I was using MS Office and was getting annoyed every time I had to install a service pack for it. The service pack would be a huge file to download and when installing, it would ask for the program CD every time. Once I put in CD #1 it would complete half way, then ask for CD #2, sometimes even ask for CD #1 again! Why did it need the CD? What a pain. Also, there are critical updates available frequently to address vulnerabilities so you have to repeat this monotony almost monthly.

Then I found LibreOffice. I found it could do everything I was using MS Office for. Best of all, LibreOffice can be downloaded and used entirely free of any license fees. LibreOffice is released under the LGPL license. This means you may use it for any purpose – domestic, commercial, educational, public administration. You may install it on as many computers as you like. You may make copies and give them away to family, friends, students, employees – anyone you like.

For people used to other office software, LibreOffice is a pleasant surprise. It’s so straightforward! Studies have proved it is easier (and cheaper) to move to LibreOffice from Microsoft Office than it is to upgrade to Microsoft’s latest Office. Because LibreOffice is one piece of software, everything works consistently between applications. You don’t even have to know which application was used to create a document – LibreOffice will use the correct one.

I can install LibreOffice for you

I install LibreOffice as part of my Computer Tune-Up service.
While I am performing a Computer Tune-Up, I will check to see if you already have a licensed MS Office installed. If you do I usually leave it, but if you don’t, I will install LibreOffice for you. When you pick up the computer, I show you LibreOffice on your computer and explain that it can open Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files someone may send you.

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