What is the best free office software out there?

Simón Soriano April 25, 2011

Which one is the better office software between LibreOffice, OpenOffice and Koffice and why ?

  1. Mac
    November 30, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Also, unlike Oo, Libre has no problems with docx files (MS Word, '07 on)

  2. Ergys Ura
    April 27, 2011 at 12:16 am

    just go with OpenOffice.org, less hassle, simple installation,similiar to MS Office Suite and it gets the work done.

    • Mil Mar
      April 30, 2011 at 6:12 am

      Libre is a split from Openoffice. The devs split off when Oracle was going all corporate on the project, and the devs were not going to have any of it. Libreoffice is based off of OpenOffice version 3.3 beta. For the lay person, you can consider it the same; however, its likely that OO will not be developed any further since Oracle pissed off the open source community, and Ubuntu has abandoned it in favor of Libre. That said, go with the Libre suite.

  3. Anonymous
    April 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Well if you are powerpoint user then you have to check each one of them so that not to have distorted surprise. Other then if its for simple word processing, i think all of them should be equal.

  4. Sudeep K. Bansi
    April 26, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I've used OpenOffice and LibreOffice—they are equally good (though not very pretty) and come with some handy features. Their compatibility with MS Office (still the standard office suite) is fairly good, although that still needs work.

    Online, Zoho and Google Docs are the best possible office suites as of now.

    I however, like the feel of MS Office too much, so currently I use Office 2010.