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From "Harold Fuchs" <>
Subject Re: Portable LibreOffice Conflict with OpenOffice
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:15:05 GMT

"Gene Young" <> wrote in message
> On 10/27/2011 12:03 PM, Harold Fuchs wrote:
>> "Gene Young" <> wrote in message
>>> On 10/27/2011 6:07 AM, TJ Frazier wrote:
>>>> On 10/27/2011 04:23, Harold Fuchs wrote:
>>>>> I installed the new portable LO
>>>>> ( on a USB
>>>>> stick. When I try to run it, it complains that there is another copy
>>>>> running. It seems that this is because OpenOffice's (non-portable)
>>>> But, basically, this is an LO problem. Tell them about it.
>>> Try this with FireFox or Thunderbird and you will get the same result.
>>> In fact I have not found any portable app that allows a second
>>> instance of the program to run if the installed version is running.
>>> There may be some that do but I believe if the program will not allow
>>> two instances of the same program to run at the same time, regardless
>>> of installed or portable, then it will not run one from each.
>>> --
>>> Gene Young
>> I'm not complaining about two copies of the same program - Firefox or
>> Thunderbird in your example. I'm saying LO won't run while OOo is
>> running. These are *not* [supposed to be] the same program.
> But they are, at the core, the same program.  I can not run installed 
> versions of LO & OO at the same time.  Remember, LO is a fork of OO and as 
> such the core is the same.
> -- 
> Gene Young

Yes, but my point is that they should by now be differentiated.

Harold Fuchs
London, England 

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