LibreOffice 5.1 arrives with retooled UI and improved Microsoft Office compatibility

February 11, 2016

OPEN SOURCE PRODUCTIVITY SUITE LibreOffice has reached version 5.1, bringing with it a reworked user interface and support for common file storage services.

Available to download now, LibreOffice 5.1 is the latest release of the software that was developed as a fork of the suite after Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems. It has largely displaced OpenOffice in desktop Linux distributions from the likes of Red Hat and Suse.

The most visible changes in this release are to the menu system, which has been redesigned in the Writer, Calc and Impress apps to make it easier and more straightforward to access the main features of each one, according to Italo Vignoli, spokesperson for the Document Foundation and one of its founder members.

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