“Berlin, October 4, 2012 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.6.2, for Windows, MacOS and Linux, solving bugs and regressions and further improving the stability of the program for corporate deployments. The best free office suite ever is quickly becoming the de facto standard for migrations to free office suites, thanks to the quickly growing feature set and the improved interoperability with proprietary software.
The growing number of LibreOffice adoptions by private and public enterprises is a demonstration of the improvements brought to the legacy code by TDF, thanks to over 500 developers who are focusing on stability and quality (in addition to new exciting features).
The last public administration to migrate has been the city of Limerick, Ireland’s third largest city, where LibreOffice is now used on all 450 desktops in use at the city’s six main locations including the three public libraries, the fire department, the municipal museum and the City Gallery of Art.”
I noticed Gartner is proclaiming FLOSS office suites are obsolete while non-FLOSS are still good for 2-5 years for higher education… with the move to the cloud. Yet they claim they are not anti-FLOSS. ” We consider OSS a business strategy like anything else. In fact, we’ve been particularly vocal about how we feel that cloud is driving OSS adoption across a broad spectrum of solutions, and advocates that an IT organization’s adoption of cloud is a great time to consider replacing proprietary tech with OSS.” Good for them… The rest of us will use what works simply and easily. The cloud is great for global collaboration but scarcely useful for a smallish organization just writing memos and posters. Last I checked e-mail still works cloud or not.
Eventually, Gartner will get it right. They claim not to take paid/commissioned research projects. What other FLOSS do they consider obsolete? Mail.