Life without Windows or OS X

GNU/Linux is quite possibly the most important free software achievement since the original Space War, or, more recently, Emacs. It has developed into an operating system for business, education, and personal productivity. GNU/Linux is no longer only for UNIX wizards who sit for hours in front of a glowing console. Are you thinking about switching to Linux and want to learn how to use it? Have you been using GNU/Linux for some time and want to learn even more? This is the place for you.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


LibreOffice is a very feature-rich free MS Office alternative suite without an Internet connection.  It is the default office suite in the majority of Linux and is developed under GNU’s LGPLv3 and the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). It suitable for government and other security-conscious offices. opens almost any legacy document.

I've been using LibreOffice ever since it forked from OpenOffice. It's one of the best office suites out there. For the most part, LibreOffice and Microsoft Office have the same suite of software except Outlook. So there is no email client built in. If you need Outlook or an equivalent, like Evolution which combines e-mail, a calendar, and an address book.

Windows 10 PCs come with a trial of Microsoft Office installed, but this will expire, leaving you with no office suite. However, LibreOffice for Windows is also free for creating text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations which you can then save in Microsoft Office formats. With LibreOffice, you get nearly all everything of Microsoft Office without the hefty price tag.


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