Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle's OpenOffice

Ignazio Palmisano ignazio_io at yahoo.it
Wed Jan 26 14:14:27 UTC 2011

2011/1/26 Michael Haney <thezorch at gmail.com>:
> 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.

What about the OpenJDK? I haven't tried it recently but rumor has that
it's working nicely.

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