Originally Posted by tubemonkey
Thanks. Never heard of it until now. I'll check it out. Wikipedia says it's a forked version of OpenOffice.
LibreOffice replaced OO in Ubuntu and its forks because Canonical didn't like the possibility of OO being pulled when Oracle bought out Sun. It also includes a few patches that aren't part of the base OO codebase.
Not like it really matters, though. There's no way MS would allow a FOSS replacement for its own expensive software to run on Win8. There's too much money to be extorted.