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LibreOffice gets major update with version 5, is now Windows 10 compatible

Blair Hanley Frank | Aug. 6, 2015
LibreOffice, the popular open source office suite, received a major update Wednesday with the release of version 5.0, which adds a host of new features and compatibility with Windows 10.

Vignoli said that LibreOffice exists as an "alternative" to other suites like Microsoft Office, and there will always be a population of users who turn to its closed-source competitor.

"We are not here to wipe Microsoft out of the market, which would be impossible anyway," he said.

Moving forward, LibreOffice 5 will be the foundation for mobile apps on Android and Ubuntu Touch, along with a Web-based version that will eventually feature live collaborative editing similar to what Microsoft and Google offer with their respective office suites.

"We look forward to having a full editing feature version for Android around the end of the year, to have a LibreOffice online version around the end of the year -- let's say the first months of 2016 -- and to add collaborative editing during 2016," Vignoli said.

 

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