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I am new and I hope the this is the right place for the following question: I would like to collaborate with people using large xlsx files (many rows). Which open source alternative can handle these best? If it boils down to open office versus libre office - which can be preferred?

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From what I recall Libre Office was setup by ex employees of Open Office, because they werent satisfied by the way things were going. –  Simon Dec 21 '12 at 19:11
    
Yes ... I've heard that too. I just don't want to install both to find out which one to use with Excel files ... –  Richard Dec 21 '12 at 19:16
    
I think I would go with Libre Office, if I were to choose between the two –  Simon Dec 21 '12 at 19:35
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This is a good article to read comparing Open Office, Libre Office & Neo Office (for Macs, although perfectly applicable to Windows) easyosx.net/2011/05/05/openvsneovslibre –  Simon Dec 21 '12 at 19:38
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LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice (some developers didn't like Oracle's direction).

For opening OpenXML documents (.docx, .pptx, .xlsx), I have found LibreOffice to be the most accurate (personal experience).

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Thanks I am downloading it right now and I hope to see it by myself soon. –  Richard Dec 21 '12 at 20:08
    
Of course ... I planned to do so –  Richard Dec 21 '12 at 20:39
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