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LibreOffice 7.1 Community released by The Document Foundation

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LibreOffice 7.1 Community, the volunteer-supported version of the best open source office suite for desktop productivity, is available from https://www.libreoffice.org/download. The Community label underlines the fact that the software is not targeted at enterprises, and not optimized for their support needs.

For enterprise-class deployments, TDF has strongly recommended the LibreOffice Enterprise family of applications from ecosystem partners – for desktop, mobile and cloud – with long-term support options, professional assistance, custom features and other benefits, including SLA (Service Level Agreements): https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-in-business/.

Despite this recommendation, an increasing number of enterprises have chosen the version supported by volunteers over the version optimized for their needs. This has had a twofold negative consequence for the project: a poor use of volunteers’ time, as they have to spend their time to solve problems for business that provide nothing in return to the community, and a net loss for ecosystem companies.

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Download Now: LibreOffice 7.1 Released, This is What’s New

  • Download Now: LibreOffice 7.1 Released, This is What’s New

    The Document Foundation say the changes assembled within this release, which is the first major update to the vaunted productivity software this year, help make it the “best open source office suite ever”.

    In this post we run you through the key changes and additions on offer in this release, so read on for that. If you want to download LibreOffice 7.1 right now you can skip to the download section at the bottom of the post to avail yourself of various options.

LibreOffice 7.1 Released, Download Now

  • LibreOffice 7.1 Released, Download Now

    LibreOffice 7.1 has been released. LibreOffice 7.1 Community, the volunteer-supported version of the best open-source office suite is now available to download. LibreOffice 7.1 is built with document conversion libraries from the Document Liberation Project.

LibreOffice 7.1 Community Released With Improved Compatibility

  • LibreOffice 7.1 Community Released With Improved Compatibility, Interoperability and New Features

    The popular open-source office suite LibreOffice recently released the latest version 7.1.

    In the official announcement, they emphasize on it as a community release considering that it is not tailored for enterprises and their support needs.

    This new release brings additions to LibreOffice Writer, improved performance in Calc, physics-based animation in Impress, improvements in the user interface, and more exciting things.

Install Libreoffice 7.1.0 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Fedora

  • Install Libreoffice 7.1.0 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Fedora

    In this tutorial, I will show you how to install LibreOffice 7.1.0 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS, LinuxMint 20.1, and Fedora 33.

    LibreOffice an opensource and alternative for Microsoft and open office, unlike others LibreOffice supports lots of tools, this suite contains the following Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.

How to Install LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.04 & Linux Mint 20

  • How to Install LibreOffice on Ubuntu 20.04 & Linux Mint 20

    LibreOffice is a free, multi-platform, and open-source office suite used by millions of organizations and people worldwide. LibreOffice is full of features and boosts your productivity to perform your personal as well as official tasks. The LibreOffice suite comprises many useful applications like a word processor, spreadsheet, and drawing & presentation applications.

    LibreOffice can be installed on Ubuntu and Linux Mint from the Software Center, standard repository, snap application manager, and PPA repository.

    We are using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for executing the commands and displaying the installation procedure.

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  • LibreOffice 7.1 Community released with support for M1 Arm Mac and 'user interface variants'

    The Document Foundation (TDF) has released LibreOffice 7.1 Community, while continuing to complain about free-loading enterprises who do not pay for support. The "community" label is an effort to steer them away, though it is not a cut-down version.

    The download on the LibreOffice site is called 7.1 Community, in an effort to get businesses to sign up with an "ecosystem partner" for paid-for support.

    "An increasing number of enterprises have chosen the version supported by volunteers over the version optimized for their needs. This has had a twofold negative consequence for the project: a poor use of volunteers' time, as they have to spend their time to solve problems for business that provide nothing in return to the community, and a net loss for ecosystem companies," complained the post introducing the new release.

    We are also informed that 73 per cent of commits to the LibreOffice code come from developers employed by these companies.

  • LibreOffice 7.1 Community released

    The Document Foundation released LibreOffice 7.1 Community to the public on February 3, 2021. LibreOffice 7.1 Community is a free version of the Office suite that is designed for non-business users. The Enterprise version of LibreOffice provides Enterprise-related features such as long-term support, service level agreements or assistance on top of that.

    The Document Foundation decided to use the labels -- Community and Enterprise -- to better distinguish between those two versions.

    The new version of LibreOffice's Community version is already available on the official download site for all supported operating systems. Users may select Help > About LibreOffice to display the version that is in use at the time.

elementary Theme for LibreOffice 7.1: Following Upstream's Brand

  • elementary Theme for LibreOffice 7.1: Following Upstream's Brand More Closely

    Not having an coherent and consistent design system has been a big problem for LibreOffice Community. But a branding guideline could help to fill the empty room. At least with a brand guideline, I can be grateful that our products are not designed carelessly.

    Talking about branding, TDF as the organization behind LibreOffice is not too strict in terms of technical implementation. In fact, LibreOffice has always carried the vision of having an interface that blends with the operating system. Something that sounds very familiar to the FLOSS desktop world. With this kind of vision, it feels like the brand's approach to many design elements - like the interface, for example - on the proprietary operating system becomes a bit strange in my opinion. Obviously, in the world of Windows and macOS, applications usually have their own unique design characteristics without even trying to pretend to be part of the operating system. For example, Microsoft Office, the 2007 version does not have the same interface approach (except maybe the Office button which looks like the Windows Start button) with the Windows XP and Windows Vista interfaces. MS 2010 is the same, even though MS 2013 both adopted a flat appearance like the era of Windows 8 and 8.1 but in terms of interface even icons and background knick-knacks in their windows are different. MS Office 2019 and 365 actually use an interface that has no resemblance to Windows 10 at all (except for the flat part which is trending).

    The same is true for the macOS version of MS Office, each version no one really wants to appear like Finder. Before the era of MS Office 2019/365, the skeuomorphism characteristics were indeed maintained, but we can easily say that MS Office looks like MS Office completely.

LibreOffice monthly recap: January 2021

LibreOffice 7.1 Community Now Available

  • LibreOffice 7.1 Community Now Available

    The Document Foundation has announced the availability of LibreOffice 7.1 Community, the volunteer-supported version of the open source office suite for desktop productivity.

    LibreOffice 7.1 Community’s new features have been developed by a large number of code contributors: 73% of commits are from developers employed by companies sitting in the Advisory Board – Collabora, Red Hat and CIB/allotropia – to serve their enterprise customers, plus other organizations (including TDF), and 27% are from individual volunteers.

    It features new dialog to select the User Interface flavor, aiming to pick the right UI based on each user’s own preferences at first start, along with an improved search for a matching printer paper size for the printed document.

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