Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle's OpenOffice

Michael Haney thezorch at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 13:41:26 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 8:27 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 26 January 2011 13:01, Michael Haney <thezorch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 3.  It may be Oracle-free, but it still requires the JRE which isn't
>> Oracle-free.
> How hard is the Java requirement? I understood it was somewhat optional.

The main program started, the one where you select which program from
the suite to use, but it bitched along the way that it couldn't do
certain things without the JRE.  What those things were I don't know,
the error message didn't say what.  As the progress bar filled up the
message popped up about five times.

I was able to launch the word processor without a problem without the
JRE though.  I did install the JRE anyway because I have some other
stuff that does require it, and I'm going to start Java lessons soon
and all the tools are Windows based.

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