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Last post Author Topic: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice  (Read 27422 times)

Curt

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2013, 05:59:33 PM »
Quote from: LibreOffice 4.0
The free office suite the community has been dreaming of for twelve years

Berlin, February 7, 2013 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.0, the free office suite the community has been dreaming of since 2001. LibreOffice 4.0 is the first release that reflects the objectives set by the community at the time of the announcement, in September 2010: a cleaner and leaner code base, an improved set of features, better interoperability, and a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem.

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PLEASE NOTE that, since this is the very first version in the series, make sure to read the release notes!

LibreOffice 4.0: a community on fire

In less than 30 months, LibreOffice has grown dramatically to become the largest independent free software project focused on end user desktop productivity. TDF inclusive governance and the copyleft license have been instrumental in attracting more than 500 developers – three quarters of them being independent volunteers – capable of contributing over 50,000 commits.

The resulting code base is rather different from the original one, as several million lines of code have been added and removed, by adding new features, solving bugs and regressions, adopting state of the art C++ constructs, replacing tools, getting rid of deprecated methods and obsoleted libraries, and translating twenty five thousand lines of comments from German to English.

http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2013, 05:05:47 AM »
open office isn't good ,but it is free :)  I use it alot of times,but sometimes I need to reinstall it to work again.I will try libreoffice and put my opinion

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2013, 07:40:26 AM »
I just downloaded the portable version - 4.0.0.3. I'm going to give it a shot to see if it can replace Word for me. Crossing my fingers...
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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2013, 08:24:25 AM »
Been making an effort to use it as much as possible since last week when I grabbed Win and Nix versions. So far I haven't encountered any problems. Seems quite nice so far. It's certainly useable.

For many, it's probably better to wait for it to hit the repositories if you're running Linux.  Installing the raw version might be tricky for new Nix users. (Not so much tricky as it is that you really should read the installation notes first. There's a few extra but easy steps you need to be aware of to get good desktop integration. Which is one of the details installing from your distro's repositories will handle for you.)

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2013, 04:36:33 PM »
A good (largely positive - but not overly so) review of v4 was recently posted over at Dedoimedo.com

Read it here.

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LibreOffice 4 deserves around 8/10. It's a sure keeper, and I am glad to have it added to my arsenal, both on Windows and Linux. I just wish it could become a killer app, but the path thither is still long and perilous. Well, let's hope version 5 will make that a reality.

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2013, 09:44:20 AM »
I cant download Libreoffice. It apparently is a torrent download from their site. Claims it is a 185 MB file but only 7.79 MB is downloaded. Do I need a torrent program to get this?

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2013, 11:26:09 AM »
I cant download Libreoffice. It apparently is a torrent download from their site. Claims it is a 185 MB file but only 7.79 MB is downloaded. Do I need a torrent program to get this?

I think you might be clicking on the wrong link -- confusingly, the links for the installer and for the torrent are very close:

libreoffice-download-2013-04-09_182432.png

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2013, 11:32:08 AM »
I cant download Libreoffice. It apparently is a torrent download from their site. Claims it is a 185 MB file but only 7.79 MB is downloaded. Do I need a torrent program to get this?
I think you might be clicking on the wrong link -- confusingly, the links for the installer and for the torrent are very close:
I've been confused by this at least twice :-[

Might be on purpose? - they save bandwidth when people download with a torrent client.
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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2013, 02:14:04 PM »
OK then I downloaded the correct file, the top link. It comes down as an MSI file but only 79.9 MB. Can't seem to get the entire file to download. Weird!

Thank you.

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2013, 02:43:07 PM »
OK then I downloaded the correct file, the top link. It comes down as an MSI file but only 79.9 MB. Can't seem to get the entire file to download. Weird!
If your browser is bugging out or your internet connection is unstable, downloading with a torrent client might be a good idea - it's more resilient against errors, and where you often need to restart downloads from the beginning, torrent clients only have to restart a single failed chunks.
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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2013, 02:46:06 PM »
OK then I downloaded the correct file, the top link. It comes down as an MSI file but only 79.9 MB. Can't seem to get the entire file to download. Weird!

Clicking the link seems to get me a file that (says it) is 185MB.

LibreOffice.jpg

Try clearing your cache, or just torrent it. (c:

EDIT: It finished and Windows reports it is 184MB.

LibreOfficeFile.jpg

MD5: 81d1a5fa5aa51de1cf6c43f8ed86884c
SHA-1 [160]: 70f16f9d314d9c19387d1c1427ab4cff047454dc
CRC32: 1a5a44d5
SizeHash-32: 0b89b000

« Last Edit: April 09, 2013, 02:52:36 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2013, 03:33:58 PM »
OK then I downloaded the correct file, the top link. It comes down as an MSI file but only 79.9 MB. Can't seem to get the entire file to download.

You can try grabbing it from my server if you'd like:  www.skwire.net/~tmp/LibreOffice_4.0.2_Win_x86.msi

MD5 of the file:  81d1a5fa5aa51de1cf6c43f8ed86884c

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2013, 04:19:59 PM »
EDIT: It finished and Windows reports it is 184MB.
Round-nearest vs. truncate-to-zero? :-)
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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2013, 10:10:50 PM »
I was confused by that kind of thing a few times too. I eventually got a copy from somewhere, maybe CNet (after unchecking all the opt-out stuff!)

I won't go into the "deliberateness" of the link placement, just that I agree it's bad design. You're supposed to have big easy buttons describing options, not text that really seems to lead you into the torrent when in fact there is a second link.

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2013, 11:33:55 PM »
I eventually got a copy from somewhere

Best bets for that are Ninite.com and Filehippo.com  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2013, 02:35:45 AM »
Next step: "Goodbye LibreOffice, hello SoftMaker Office". Once it has .ods support...!

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2013, 06:48:16 AM »
Next step: "Goodbye LibreOffice, hello SoftMaker Office". Once it has .ods support...!
LibreOffice might suck a bit, but it's gratis - that matters to a lot of people.
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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2013, 06:49:49 AM »
Using pen & paper does not even cost energy fee. Oh, right - they are lazy. Lazyness is not a good decision maker...

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2013, 06:58:38 AM »
* f0dder sighs and counts to ten.
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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2013, 07:50:02 AM »
@f0dder -  some things are a waste of time to get into. Some individuals make virtually everything a waste of time to get into with them;)

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2013, 07:52:49 AM »
Yup. Only one of the reasons why I don't talk too much.

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2013, 08:20:02 AM »
@f0dder - see what I mean? Now excuse me. Gotta go collect on a bet I just made a minute ago. ;D
« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 10:17:41 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2013, 08:21:41 AM »
"Why 'one ghost driver'? I see so many of them...!"

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Re: Goodbye OpenOffice, Hello LibreOffice
« Reply #48 on: April 13, 2013, 05:03:39 PM »
LibreOffice 4.0.1 portable (which can also be run off your hard drive, just not installed in Program Files), comes in at full download at 99,797 Kb.

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« Reply #49 on: April 24, 2013, 05:05:19 AM »
OpenOffice is horrible when it comes to interoperability with MS Office, LibreOffice not much better, both are hungry for resources and slow.

Check out SoftMaker FreeOffice which shows a very good compatibilty to MSO, further, it installs quicker, takes up less hard drive space, and opens faster than the other ones mentioned.

Give it a try, it's free:

freeoffice.com