Intel Starts Distributing Open Source Libreoffice
Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:23 AM
Considering LibreOffice is a free download regardless of OS, does it really matter?
Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:26 AM
I don't think that will matter that much. Any help is welcome. I am told Intel is contributing to LO financially.
I think there must be millions of Linux users who use Intel computers, so I feel since Intel is optimizing LO for Intel hardware for Windows, I hope it optimizes it for Intel hardware for Linux too.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:31 PM
It's not all about you :-) If you had - like I have - three of my own systems, and another four in the family, having MS Office on all of them is not feasible. And, make no mistake, LO is *not* as good as MS Office, but it is more than good enough for the needs of my family and my other systems I don't use all the time.
I would say, in fact, for right now go with OpenOffice because it still works better than Libre Office. I've used all three for years and at the moment LO still has more bugs.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:34 PM
And, please hear me (typical user)! Don't need to add more features, just make sure it works!!!!
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:48 PM
OpenOffice.org, on the other hand, responds well, gives me the tools I need, and has an interface closely resembling Office XP's. I know there are those who believe if you're not using the newest version of a certain software package, you're living in the stone age. Let them continue with their beliefs and I'll continue to be more productive with my stone age tools.
I've not yet tried LibreOffice but if it's been optimized for Intel processors, it'll be worth a look-see.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:06 PM
I'm using LibreOffice daily with no real issues. The formatting bugs that I occasionally get are the same as anyone would get when some M$O user sends another M$O user a file that uses fonts the recipient does not have. Mostly the sort where some clod makes a 'form' to fill out, and doesn't turn it into a PDF, so now all the carefully formatted with spaces and more spaces lines and paragraphs are borked, usually because they ALSO didn't know how to break the document into columns and use text alignment.
Usually the people who whine and cry the loudest about 'formatting bugs' are the ones who don't know anything about proper text formatting, and gets a document from someone who knows just as little, or less.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:09 PM
In this case, a form someone delivered to me as a scanned PDF. I typed the parts I was supposed to fill in, printed the page to sign, then scanned and replaced that page in the PDF, and sent it back.
This post has been edited by Evildave: 27 February 2012 - 08:11 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:00 PM