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Postby David William » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:16 pm

Hello.
Sorry if this is a bit simple or has been dealt with many times before.
I am considering changing my OS to Linux and wonder if OO4.1.5 will still work and if there are any snags?
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Re: Linux

Postby RoryOF » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:32 pm

OO will work well on linux. The move of O.S. to linux is not a trivial move - it requires some major changes in philosophy; having done it ten years ago I have no regrets, but linux is not for everyone.
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Re: Linux

Postby Zizi64 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:58 pm

The "built-in" (packed, default) office suite software is the LibreOffice in most of Linux distributions. But you can change to AOO.
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Re: Linux

Postby RoryOF » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:01 pm

For reasons of stability (and familiarity) I remove LibreOffice and use OpenOffice.
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Re: Linux

Postby Villeroy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:22 pm

Any version of LibreOffice that is shipped with Linux will load and save all your existing documents. I do not recommend installing anything else particularly if you are new to Linux. LibreOffice is the successor of OpenOffice. The OpenOffice project is almost dead by now.
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Re: Linux

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:36 pm

See: [Tutorial] Installing Apache OpenOffice on GNU/Linux.
AOO works pretty well (using it on Xubuntu). And it's still under development, even if with less noise than LibreOffice.

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Re: Linux

Postby esperantisto » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:50 pm

Villeroy wrote:LibreOffice is the successor of OpenOffice.


LibreOffice is a successor of OpenOffice.org. The same is true for Apache OpenOffice.

The OpenOffice project is almost dead by now.


There is no such thing as the OpenOffice project. As for the Apache OpenOffice project, it is doing pretty well for a project of that size. As far as I know, the sidebar (one of the most noticeable changes in the user interface since OpenOffice.org) has been developed by the AOO team.

In any case, one can have both AOO and LO coexisting on the same computer. Just install, use, decide what is better for you.
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Re: Linux

Postby Villeroy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:20 pm

Someone who runs a fairly secure operating system for the first time of his life should not be bothered with installing software from 3rd-party sources. The preinstalled LibreOffice simply works.
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Re: Linux

Postby esperantisto » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:01 pm

Villeroy wrote:The preinstalled LibreOffice simply works.


Wrong assertion. It may work for you but it does not necessarily means it will work for someone else (actually, it did not work for me making me use the vanilla build).
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