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LibreOffice open source Office suite gets bumped to version 4.2.1

LibreOffice, the open source Microsoft Office-like productivity suite, which is developed by the Document Foundation, announced a minor update for LibreOffice today, bringing the program’s version to 4.2.1.

For starters, Mac version of LibreOffice doesn’t include the mediawiki extension. LibreOffice 4.2.1 for Windows is dubbed an “International” flavor, allowing users to choose between multiple user interface languages. You can get Help for LibreOffice by downloading a separate program, which you can do so here, or via this page. The release notes for LibreOffice 4.2.1. also indicate that “some menu entries have been changed or added,” and that “If you miss something, that may be due to the use of customised menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.”

You can check out the full release notes for LibreOffice 4.2.1 here.

“LibreOffice 4.2 was extremely ambitious, in terms of code refactoring. Because of this, we planned an extensive quality assurance cycle, based on automated tests followed by QA sprints in December and January, but we were not able to catch all the issues”, Thorsten Behrens, Chairman of The Document Foundation said. “Based on early adopters feedback, developers and QA experts have jumped in immediately, and have solved the most urgent problems in less than three weeks, showing the importance of our large community.”

You can download LibreOffice 4.2.1 by clicking here.

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