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asked 2011-11-14 13:37:29 -0500

updated 2014-09-30 09:11:54 -0500

mether gravatar image

What happened to Open Office with Fedora 16? Why doesnot Fedora 16let the user choose between OOO and LibreOoo? I dont see the more interesting features of Libre...

BY THE WAY, if it is not visible in the menus, thereis in RPMS a dir desktop-integration in which there is a rpm that updates the Applications menu

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Libreoffice is fork of + additional features. There is no reason to have both. There is no desktop-integration RPM needed for the package in the main repository

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2011-11-16 06:49:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-11-15 12:31:15 -0500

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I think the change of name is what confused you. From now on, try to use

yum groupinstall "Office/Productivity"

This will install the default Office packages for the current version of Fedora. It installs OpenOffice on previous Fedora versions, Libre on latest Fedora versions and it should work even if Fedora moves from Libre to something else in future.

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yum install @office is far more easier to remember

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2011-11-15 12:36:34 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-11-15 11:08:46 -0500

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OpenOffice is no longer available in Fedora.

LibreOffice is its replacement. It is the fork from OpenOffice that is controlled by an open source foundation instead of by Oracle (previously Sun).

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answered 2011-11-14 13:42:03 -0500

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You may want to look at LibreOffice.

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