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From "Rod Lockwood" <>
Subject Not happy with the Google results
Date Fri, 11 May 2012 12:34:54 GMT
I wanted to find where to get technical support on a question so I started  
to Google it. Then I decided to just see if the answer was available  
already so I tried that first. What I found out was very disappointing and  

I do not want to be involved in or listen to a war.

I had Oracle OpenOffice installed. I installed LibreOffice after Oracle  
quit supporting OpenOffice. Now I downloaded and installed Apache  
OpenOffice into the OpenOffice folder effectively upgrading OpenOffice.  
However, it is using the old settings, and worse, the old template folder  
and history list.

Now I would like to import or merge the LibreOffice settings etc. into  
OpenOffice and make everything one again.

But instead what do I find? What seems to be a war. A stupid,  
inconvenient, unnecessary dispute between LibreOffice and OpenOffice. I  
have no patience with this nonsense. I do not care about the details. As  
far as I am concerned there should not be two programs still.  I want a  
resolution soon, so I can go on with my projects without any decision as  
to which of the two office suites is better or whatever the argument is.  
Until then I am not going into a forum where I ask how to import/merge  
LibreOffice with the Apache OpenOffice and receive whining about  
incompatibility, loss of features and a lot of other things that I don’t  
care about. I realize it may not be as bad as it seems, but I am reluctant  
to post in the forum anyway.

As  far as I am concerned Apache should have made sure all of the good  
features that are in LibreOffice would be in OpenOffice. LibreOffice  
developers and users should have expected that once OpenOffice was being  
continued and supported LibreOffice would no longer be needed and any  
developers should have been helping to develop OpenOffice.

Until AOO 3.5 comes out I guess I will continue to use LibreOffice.

Rod Lockwood (White Phoenix)
Rod’s Rants
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