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Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Sixth Edition by Sander van Vugt, Keir Thomas, Emilio Raggi

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C H A P T E R  13

Making the Move to LibreOffice

You might be willing to believe that you can get a complete operating system for no cost. You might even be able to accept that this offers everything Windows does and much more. But one stumbling block many people have is believing that a Microsoft Office–compatible office suite comes as part of the zero-cost bundle. It’s a step too far. Office costs hundreds of dollars—are they expecting us to believe that there’s a rival product that is free?

Well, there is, and it’s called LibreOffice. It is a suite, meaning that it is a bundle of many applications, most of which come preinstalled with Ubuntu, as well as most other Linux distributions. This makes it the Linux office suite of choice. It’s ...

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