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OpenOffice Better in Windows?

Postby gman on Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:36 pm

From my experience I would have to say I like OO better in Windows than I do in Linux. In my opinion, OO for Linux actually could be a detriment. Some of the wizards do not work in the Linux but do work in Linux. In Linux it is not easy to install OpenOffice outside of the distros package. Try installing the deb version of the latest developer release 2.3? Has anyone figured it out? In Windows it is easy to install the latest releases, in Linux not so easy.
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Postby Husse on Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:41 am

latest developer release 2.3

That means beta or possibly alfa and that may be the problem.
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OOffice in Linux

Postby oliverjames on Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:07 am

I'm surprised by Gman's experience. I find that OpenOffice is much faster under Linux then under Windows, and fully functional.

I've always installed the Linux version from the respective distro repository and maybe it's better to go with that version rather than searching for the latest release?
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Postby hairy_Palms on Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:48 am

im using the latest 2.3 release in gutsy, 2.3 is kinda buggy atm, it crashes after a few seconds on everything other than writer.
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Postby ElEdwards on Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:17 pm

IMHO, 2.2 is the only one we can really call a "release" at the moment ;) I consider a "final" to be a "release".

....and for me, it SAILS in Linux but crawls in two different Windows PC's, both XP, one a laptop, the other a desktop.
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Postby gman on Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:51 pm

Maybe OO works better in Windows than certain versions of Linux? In Windows I was able to install 2.3 developer release in a matter of minutes, in Linux I can't seem to find a way to get 2.3 installed. I need to try 2.3 because the wizards in 2.2.1 base are not working, and since OO is not the best for building forms the wizards are desperately needed.
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Postby gman on Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:47 pm

Got 2.3 Dev snapshot installed but it keeps crashing. Reinstalled OO 2.2 using Adept_Installer, mistake!!!!! It looks hideous!! no styling what so ever, icons are no where to be found. Plan to remove using adept_installer and install using Mint Install.
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Postby gman on Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:02 am

Adept_Installer doesn't install KDE integration. If you use Adept_Installer you need to use Adept_Manager to install the other OO-KDE components.
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