Follow

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.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.