I have a hard time believing this because of the lack of evidence. LibreOffice has constant updates and is a solid suite all these years.
Yeah, I don’t think libreoffice is in too much danger, even as it stands right now, its a solid office suite.
That said, obvi the open source funding is a problem that desperately needs solving. I wouldn’t mind at all if libreoffice did yearly funding drives to get all its developers paid, similar to what wikipedia does.
What do people prefer for word processing?
Markdown where possible. ReStructuredText for the cases that require more complexity than Markdown was designed for. Pandoc for conversion.
Yep, markdown pretty much handles everything.
Spreadsheets does require libreoffice tho.
There’s also Onlyoffice Desktop Editors (packaged for Arch Linux btw).
Onlyoffice is great, especially if you use nextcloud. There’s also a flatpak (among other packages)
Recently rediscovered MultiMarkdown. It extends Markdown with support for tables, math, footnotes, citations, etc.
Markdown has been pretty nice. Switched to that from Latex for simple note taking.
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Very insightful article, thanks! TDF needs to step up and market the commercial services to enterprises - I’ve always thought for a long time that LibreOffice is just whatever was on the download page…
I don’t use it a lot but when I do LibreOffice isn’t a very pleasant experience. I appreciate that it works and does all it does while being open source, but I feel like if everything was on the same field you’d be hard pressed to find someone who would choose LibreOffice word for example.
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