"News", 20 Nov 16: I have been building this site for ten years. And still only use OpenOffice, myself.
(I wasn't ever interested in being one of Microsoft's vassals. For years I used Borland's Paradox.)
But today, the choice, it seems to me, is between Open Office and LibreOffice.
I feel that the time has come to say to you, if you are just getting started, maybe you should start with LibreOffice. I hope you will find all of the material here applies almost without adaptation in the LibreOffice environment. Please bring any exceptions to my attention?... to spare the next person the frustration you had? Please cite the URL (www.thingie) of the page where the problem arose. Within reason, I am happy to "reward" you with a mention of your website, if you submit something helpful, so please tell me where the credit should go.
I am beginning my move away from Microsoft, finding Windows 10 brings too many things that I don't want to deal with. (On top of the issues I have had since the Win7 file system "improvements".) On my Linux machines... admittedly not in much use, yet, at 11/16... I am going with LibreOffice, and expect gradually to move there on my other machines, too.
So... whether you are using OpenOffice or LibreOffice, I think you are wise, and hope that my tutorials will be equally useful to you.
They share a common ancestor, and remain similar in many ways. (This, of course, could change, as development continues!)
I really don't know the details well enough to say you "ought" to "bet" on one or the other... but in at least one case, the default database in a Linux distribution is LibreOffice, and I don't feel strongly enough that I "need" OpenOffice to fight that, on that system.
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