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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5

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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.5, the third major release of "the best free office suite ever", which shows to end users the improvements derived from the development strategy adopted since September 2010. LibreOffice 3.5 derives from the combined effort of full time hackers - the largest group of experienced OOo code developers - and volunteer hackers, coordinated by the Engineering Steering Committee.

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Highly recommend Libre Office.
 
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OpenOffice is withering away from neglect (self-inflicted neglect, at that).
 
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LibreOffice IS OpenOffice. I remember reading Openoffice was bought and those who made it came out with LibreOffice after. it's my personal choice for sure,
 
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LibreOffice IS OpenOffice.
No, it is not. LibreOffice is a fork of the OpenOffice code, and developers are adding features to LibreOffice that can't be ported to OpenOffice due to licensing restrictions (see here for the details). LibreOffice is a much-improved superset of OpenOffice.
 
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seriously dude?

What people always thought of as OpenOffice, is now LibreOffice, is what i meant. OpenOffice still exists, but it sucks - and the people that made it good are now putting that work into LibreOffice.

i thought my point was pretty clear, sorry to have offended you.
 
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You didn't offend me. I found your post to be a bit confusing, so I tried to clarify it. Oracle bought Sun Microsystems and then virtually ignored OpenOffice. People tried to submit bug fixes and improvements, and nothing happened to them. Enough developers got so pissed off about it that they forked the code and formed The Document Foundation. LibreOffice was born.

OpenOffice and LibreOffice are similar in many ways, but they are no longer the same product. They share a code base, but they are already diverging. Like you said, the best stuff is going into LibreOffice. OpenOffice isn't even worth considering anymore.
 
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The page said you can't upgrade to v5 from 4.45 so download v 5 and it doesn't
install on a win 7 64 8mB ram.
http://tpucdn.com/forums/images/smilies/mad.gif
if it won't install, it is a waste of time.......


Still using OO 3.....works fine for me.........
Start a new thread if you want help with it. Don't say "waste of time" etc (bad attitude, man). while crapping in another thread please. We are most willing to assist you further.
 
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The page said you can't upgrade to v5 from 4.45
What are you talking about? There is no version 5 of LibreOffice, nor is there a version 4.45. Do you mean versions 3.5 and 3.45?

And did you actually read the release notes? This is what it says:

  • For Windows users that have LibreOffice prior to version 3.4.5 installed, either uninstall that beforehand, or upgrade to 3.4.5. Otherwise, the upgrade to 3.5.0 may fail.
In other words, you can upgrade from 3.45 to 3.5; you can't upgrade from an earlier version.

so download v 5 and it doesn't install on a win 7 64 8mB ram. :mad:
if it won't install, it is a waste of time.......
I had no problem installing it on multiple Windows 7 x64 machines.

Like Chevalr1c said: if you want help with it, post a message in the forums. Or keep using what you have.
 

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DUH I DIDN'T WANT TO START A FLAME WAR.........just relating my experience. BTW I did install
3.4.5 WIN 86 ( forgive the typo ) a while back and found a lot of "broken" features and bugs.
So I have been using OO.3xx for a long time now and was disappointed with Libra Office. Period.

Thomas VanHorn Second generation off the cabbage boat from the Netherlands. But my poor immigrant parents taught me to respect others and be kind to fools. Must be a Dutch thing !
 
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No one ever accused you of starting a flame war. The only thing we wished to make clear is that not a complaint/install issues thread, but rather a news thread. We just like it to remain on topic, that is all.
By the way Static~Change only wanted to be sure about what you meant, so that he could more easily understand/help you. His post were not meant as critics.
 
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Anyways, so what is the main difference between this and the latest release of Open Office? Do they support word/excel 2010 files yet?? If not......
 
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AFAIK those files work, but like with previous releases there may be some interoperability issues. I don't know precisely though, because I am usually exchanging with folks using MS Office 2007.