Open Source Libre Office 4.1 Released

The Document Foundation has released the newest version of their open source office software suite, LibreOffice, now at version 4.1. The new LibreOffice 4.1 brings as many as 3,000 bug fixes, new features and even greater compatibility to work seamlessly with Microsoft Office.

Numerous improvements have been made to Microsoft OOXML import and export filters, as well as to legacy Microsoft Office and RTF file filters. Most of these improvements derive from the fundamental activity of certified developers backing migration projects, based on a professional support agreement.

LibreOffice 4.1 also features a large number of improvements and new features in many other areas of the Office Suite.

Instrumental for interoperability are also new features such as font embedding in Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw - which helps in retaining the visual aspect when fonts used to produce the document are not installed on the target PC - and import and export functions new in Excel 2013 for ODF OpenFormula compatibility.

You can download the new LibreOffice 4.1 for free right away. To find the download links, simply hit the source link posted below. The whole package weighs in at just 205 MB, pretty trimmed for a full Office Suite.