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Where did LibreOffice come from? What happened to its predecessors, OpenOffice.org and StarOffice? Discover the rich history of the software on our timeline! libreoffice.org/about-us/libre

@libreoffice "2009 - Oracle buys Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion"

still angry about that one

@libreoffice I bought a boxed copy of StarOffice in 2002. Big ol' manual and everything. Kinda wish I still had that manual.

@libreoffice I remember buying and running StarOffice on Red Hat Linux. It was rather unstable I recall.

@libreoffice A bit a shame that we have to chose between 2 almost identical suites. OpenOffice had a huge amount of name recognition. For people wanting to switch this is confusing.

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