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The free LibreOffice office suite is now available in the Microsoft Store for $4.59

The non-profit organization The Document Foundation (TDF) has published the LibreOffice for Windows office suite in the Microsoft Store. Its cost is $4.59.

TDF intends to use the funds raised from sales to support the further development of the office suite. Currently, the TDF team is focusing on releasing Community editions, while others in the ecosystem will be releasing Enterprise editions for enterprises.

TDF believes this distinction will help teach organizations how to support FOSS (Free Software with Public Source) projects. By design, they will choose the version of LibreOffice that best suits their needs, instead of the Community version supported by enthusiasts.

LibreOffice has been available in the Microsoft Store since 2018, but is hosted by Allotropia, which is part of the open source community.

TDF will not block the free download of LibreOffice for private users on its official website. Enterprises will also be able to choose the most suitable version of the office suite for their specific needs.

Earlier, The Document Foundation began distributing the LibreOffice office suite for macOS in the App Store for $8.99. Builds in the App Store and on the site are different. For example, the version from the App Store does not include Java, since Apple prohibits publishing applications with third-party dependencies.

The free LibreOffice office suite is now available in the Microsoft Store for $4.59