Open source office suite libreoffice version 6.0.1 is now available. This newest version of libreoffice was released on February nine two thousand eighteen. I was not able to ascertain what new features if any were deployed in LibreOffce version 6.0.1.
It looks like 69 bugs were fixed in 5.4.5 and 75 in 6.0.1. The document foundation released version 5.4.5 of LibreOffice as well. However, I was not able to update to this version using either automatic updates or manual "check for updates".
LibreOffice is an entirely FREE open source office suite comparable to Microsoft Office. I have been using open source office suite software for over a decade now. LibreOffice is my office suite of choice, for at least five years now.
You can open up many types of Microsoft office documents within libreoffice. Also, you can open up many types of libreoffice documents with Microsoft office suite. LibreOffice has an automatic update notifier.
However, on this Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 64 bit operating system computer I am using, LibreOffices' automatic update installer no longer works. Also, when I manually "Check for updates" this software claims I am already using the most current version 5.4.4 of LibreOffice. I am not sure if that is just exclusive to this computer or a known bug issue with Libreoffice.
However, other than that this open source office suite works as intended.
You can always manually download the most current version of LibreOffice suite. LibreOffice is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, and Linux operating systems. Microsoft Windows XP service pack 3, Vista, 7, 8, 10, server 2008, and server 2010 operating systems are supported. Apple Macintosh operating system 10.8 mountain lion or newer are supported.
Linux operating system distributions with Linux kernel version 2.6.18 or newer, glibc2 version 2.5 or newer, and gtk version 2.10.4 or newer are supported. Also, there is an open source office suite libreoffice suite viewer version for the Google Android operating system, which I have never tried before. Finally, there is a portable version of LibreOffice that will work on a Universal Serial Bus device, cloud, or local drive.
I have not tested out this portable version yet. However, I plan on testing it out and if I have no major problems I plan on removing the stand alone application from this computer. I prefer having a computer with the least amount of software installed.
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Aaron J. Berg is the owner of Anet Computers, host of the Reality PC podcast, and blogger at AnetComputers.com. For over thirteen years, he worked for fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal government supporting computers. Now he helps you solve your most common computer problems.