Article: LibreOffice

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LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a free and open-source document suite that’s available on all major OSes, but it still doesn’t offer online access or collaboration features.

LibreOffice—now at version 7—is one of the best-known open-source office suites. Open-source software has real appeal for government offices, financial firms, and other privacy-conscious users, because they can examine the source code for any vulnerabilities themselves.

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Article: Open source software

Free, Libre, Open Software

Open source software

WHEN SOMEONE BUYS a new smartphone, often they’re preoccupied with the camera specs or the size of the screen or its storage capabilities. It’s easy to overlook one of the most foundational aspects of these sleek consumer gadgets: their operating systems.

The world’s most popular mobile operating system is Google’s Android. It powers more than 86 percent of smartphones in the world. What’s even more remarkable is that Android is based on the open source Linux operating system.

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