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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: 80 million downloads
Date Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:22:55 GMT
We use Ubuntu throughout the company and don't have any problems with it -
well certainly no more than Windows and Apple Users seem to have. I suggest
if AOO is difficult to install in Ubuntu for a non-developer its really up
to those that have the skills and knowledge to change that..well that
assumes that the project isn't just giving up on Ubuntu and leaving it to
LO. I have to say AOO is one of the most difficult to install applications
on Ubuntu. We can blame Ubuntu or Canonical or we can fix it. Depends on
whether the Ubuntu market is seen as important because companies like ours
are not going to switch platforms just to run AOO.

On 1 December 2013 23:25, Louis Suárez-Potts <> wrote:

> On 01-Dec-2013, at 18:03, Kay Schenk <> wrote:
> > Some distros make it very difficult for the typical Linux end user to
> > install  anything NOT in the distro's repository. This is NOT why I
> > switched to Linux, I can assure you.
> It's only—only—been my experience with Ubuntu. With *all* other LInuxes, I
> get joy. (I've not used all there are, I refer just to those I've used; and
> at that, via my virtualized environment. Ubuntu pretends to the ease of OS
> X but is actually more—!!—tight with proprietary constraints, if you can
> imagine that: if it don't come from Canonical, it ain't canonical.)
> >
> >
> >> (At any rate, that's what I would mean. Given the choice of OSs, for a
> lot
> >> of stuff I tend toward Linux. It's easier. But I tend then toward
> >> non-Canonical Linuxes. Even easier.)
> >>
> >> And try installing OOo in the latest Ubuntu *as a non-developer.* Tell
> us
> >> about it :-).
> >>
> >
> > I have only used one Linux distro since I started. I do not use Ubuntu
> and
> > likely never will. I got away from MS because of all kinds of
> restrictions
> > and I don't need to trade one environment like that for another.
> Quite. And I love Linux (and also, for that matter, OS X) because it's
> logical in its layout and thus easy to navigate, work with, use. Whereas I
> dislike MSFT's Windows because it is seemingly arbitrary in layout and
> operation; and though one can finally *get* that its logic is about
> property (MY MY MY things), still, one must then deal with mairzy doats and
> dozy doats and liddle lazy divey and not mares and does and lambs scarfing
> oats & ivy.)
> louis
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