Where to, LibreOffice?
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 12:56:11 UTC 2012
2012/11/11 Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com>:
> After a long time away, I find myself coming back to a word processor. I'm
> about to write for publication, and they prefer a word-compatible format. I
> used to use OpenOffice a bit, and don't remember having any trouble with it.
> Now the repos seem to only have LibreOffice -- the things named after
> OpenOffice seem to be all transitional packages, not really OpenOffice at
> I've been at this a day, and I've already filed 3 bugs.
Only 3? You are a lucky guy!
> This does not seem
> good. Before I spend the effort to switch over to see if things really
> *are* better over there, would someone please comment about the pros/cons of
> downloading and using OpenOffice on xubuntu/ubuntu?
I have had those thoughts too (switching back to OpenOffice.org, I
think they call it ”Apache Open Office” these days), but so far I was
just too lazy. It seems like LibreOffice gets more and more buggy for
every new release, one bug worse than the other, and my documents
(mostly spreadsheets) will soon be impossible to work with. I'm not
sure Apache Open Office is any better though, since I didn't try it
yet, as I said.
> Kevin O'Gorman
> programmer, n. an organism that transmutes caffeine into software.
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