From The Document Foundation
LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers. You, too, can get involved!
LibreOffice is a comprehensive, professional-quality productivity suite that you can download and install for free. There is a large base of satisfied LibreOffice users worldwide, and it is available in more than 30 languages and for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, ...).
It\\\'s free no worry about license costs or annual fees.
No language barriers it\\\'s available in a large number of languages, with more being added continually.
LGPL public license you can use it, customize it, hack it and copy it with free user support and developer support from our active worldwide community and our large and experienced developer team.
LibreOffice is a free software community-driven project: development is open to new talent and new ideas, and our software is tested and used daily by a large and devoted user community; you, too, can get involved and influence its future development.
LibreOffice gives you high quality:
The roots of LibreOffice go back 20 years. This long history means it\\\'s a stable and functional product.
Thousands of users worldwide regularly take part in beta testing of new LibreOffice versions.
Because the development process is completely open, LibreOffice has been extensively tested by security experts, giving you security and peace of mind.
LibreOffice is user-friendly:
You get a simple-to-use yet powerful interface that is easy to personalize Microsoft Office users will find the switch easy and painless, with a familiar look and feel.
Compatible with all major competitors\\\' file formats. You can easily import files from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and many other formats, and can easily save to Microsoft Office and other formats when needed.
LibreOffice is supported by a big worldwide community: volunteers help newcomers, and advanced users and developers can collaborate with you to find solutions to complex issues.
Writer is the word processor inside LibreOffice. Use it for everything, from dashing off a quick letter to producing an entire book with tables of contents, embedded illustrations, bibliographies and diagrams. The while-you-type auto-completion, auto-formatting and automatic spelling checking make difficult tasks easy (but are easy to disable if you prefer). Writer is powerful enough to tackle desktop publishing tasks such as creating multi-column newsletters
This release is bit-for-bit identical to the 3.5.0 Release Candidate 3, so you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already. Note that therefore, the about box states "LibreOffice 3.5.0 RC3".
The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer. Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install.
For Windows users that have LibreOffice prior to version 3.4.5 installed, either uninstall that beforehand, or upgrade to 3.4.5. Otherwise, the upgrade to 3.5.0 may fail.
For Windows users that have OpenOffice.org installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand, because it registers the same file type associations.
If you run Windows 2000, you may require this update before being able to install LibreOffice.
If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice, we advise to e.g. use OpenJDK instead.
LibreOffice contains all the security fixes from OpenOffice.org in 3.3.0, and perhaps more as a side-effect of the code clean-ups.
Microsoft Office 2010 will complain that ODF 1.2 and extended documents written by LibreOffice 3.5 are invalid (but opens them still). This is a shortcoming in MSO2010 only supporting ODF 1.1, please see here for further details.
There are a few non-critical issues still contained in this release:
On Mac, slideshows may look incomplete - as a workaround, navigate to LibreOffice->Preferences->View, and disable hardware acceleration
Pentium-compatible PC (Pentium III, Athlon or more-recent system recommended);
-256 Mb RAM (512 Mb RAM recommended);
-Up to 1.5 Gb available hard disk space;
-1024x768 resolution (higher resolution recommended), with at least 256 colors.