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Old 22-06-2013, 09:31
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changes since 4.0.3

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.0.4/RC1

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.0.4/RC2
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Old 22-06-2013, 12:05
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Tried to install English(GB) version but got a message about corrupt Cab1 file. After trying several times I gave up and installed the English(US) version which installed OK.
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Old 22-06-2013, 19:50
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Is this the same company as open office.org?

My Linux laptop has libre, and my windows one has open office. They look identical.

Why would anyone pay for Microsoft office, when these two free products are so similar?!
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Old 22-06-2013, 19:59
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Is this the same company as open office.org?
they are being developed separately form the same original codebase .... openoffice has changed hands & is somewhat left behind as libreoffice races ahead with monthly updates & improvements
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Old 22-06-2013, 20:23
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So would you advise installing libre office in place of open office on all of my machines?

I assume there's a windows version?
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Old 22-06-2013, 20:41
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Old 22-06-2013, 20:49
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entirely up to you -- openoffice hasn't had an update released for over a year (other than tweaks to conform to a different software licence) & seems to only be destined to get new feature releases every year or so & no bugfix releases .... whereas libreoffice gets monthly bugfix releases & 6 monthly new feature releases + thanks to way licences work will be able to include the best/good features from (apache) openoffice. I am running libreoffice 4.1 beta on another machine which has some of these as yet unseen openoffice updates including a sidebar which replaces a top bar
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Old 22-06-2013, 21:05
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The main attraction to open office for me was that it was so similar to microsoft office... So familiarity was key.

I don't really want a sidebar instead of a top bar.. But as it sounds like its coming to both, I'll probably have to get used to it.

Can't complain, for free though, eh?

Thanks for the advice, I'll check both out!
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Old 23-06-2013, 12:15
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its an optional sidebar in the LibreOffice RC ... quite like it as you get a taller working area
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Old 23-06-2013, 12:26
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Libre office is a great office suite.

The only thing I hate is their installer is hopeless.Everytime you have to uninstall and reinstall.
You have to update it manually too. It always says:

The automatic download of the update is currently not available.
Click 'Download...' to download LibreOffice 4.0.4 manually from the web site.
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Old 23-06-2013, 12:55
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Libre office is a great office suite.

The only thing I hate is their installer is hopeless.Everytime you have to uninstall and reinstall.
You have to update it manually too. It always says:

The automatic download of the update is currently not available.
Click 'Download...' to download LibreOffice 4.0.4 manually from the web site.
auto-update is coming to the full desktop version (already exists if you have portableapps installed on an external drive OR computers hard drive) & I've never un-installed it first
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Old 23-06-2013, 13:00
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auto-update is coming to the full desktop version (already exists if you have portableapps installed on an external drive OR computers hard drive) & I've never un-installed it first
Hope so, they have been saying this for a while.

The install asks you to manually uninstall previous version, had this yesterday with latest build on W8 and two linux distros.
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Old 23-06-2013, 13:11
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remember now ... if you have a really old LibO install on computer (a 3.6* version I think) a manual uninstall might have been required .... might be some Win8 anomalies?
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