LibreOffice 5.3 Released for Cloud



  • LibreOffice, the popular open-source office suite, is arguably the best desktop-based office suite. Why? Italo Vignoli, co-founder of The Document Foundation, explains:

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    1. Independence from a single vendor, who's interested in locking-in users to secure their bottom line. LibreOffice is free software.

    2. The chance to influence LibreOffice's development -- either by contributing directly or by paying contributors for the development of specific features. For a large deployment, the cost is usually lower than the purchase of MS Office licenses.

    3. Reduction of interoperability costs. Since its truly open and standard document format, Open Document Format (ODF) is the same across applications and operating systems.

    4. Lower document security, thanks to ODF files intrinsically stronger security, compared to Microsoft's Office's Open XML (OOXML) since OOXML files often contain binary blobs. This makes it easier to inject them with malware.

    5. Lower training costs, as LibreOffice's user interface is consistent across operating systems.

    This new version isn't simply a minor update. It's one of the most feature-rich releases in its history.



  • I'm more interested when will they release the VM/container that will allow users to collaborate and edit files like office 365 on the web.

    I played with the WebDav file sharing element inside the desktop software and it was meh.



  • @msff-amman-Itofficer This already exists, I even found a guide here on how to set it up without docker support. (limited use case)



  • @msff-amman-Itofficer said in LibreOffice 5.3 Released for Cloud:

    I'm more interested when will they release the VM/container that will allow users to collaborate and edit files like office 365 on the web.

    I played with the WebDav file sharing element inside the desktop software and it was meh.

    Won't the container work the same way?


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    @msff-amman-Itofficer said in LibreOffice 5.3 Released for Cloud:

    I'm more interested when will they release the VM/container that will allow users to collaborate and edit files like office 365 on the web.

    I played with the WebDav file sharing element inside the desktop software and it was meh.

    That's been out for a while. Three months at least.



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