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From Steve Edmonds <>
Subject Re: [libreoffice-users] Conflicts?
Date Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:11:18 GMT
I just installed AOO4 today and find that this also (as well as LO4) no 
longer supports the older file formats and crashes a bit so I will 
probably stick with LO 3.6 for now.

On 2013-07-24 19:05, Andrew Brown wrote:
> Hi Virgil
> If I may offer my input here as I have and still use both, with my 
> clients mainly. Apache OOo has deprecated slightly, i.e. it has not 
> caught up to LibreOffice. In the overall basic user features there is 
> not much difference, but OOo stagnated, being firstly involved in the 
> merger from Sun Microsystems to Oracle, who did not do much with OOo. 
> This created the fork to LO and the development of LO continued.
> It was not until OOo was offered to Apache by Oracle, that it started 
> to gain momentum again, but alas in my experience it is now playing 
> catch-up with LO. One of the issues I have with my users using Apache 
> OOo, is that they are able to open multiple single sessions of either 
> Writer or Calc, and eventually their systems run out of resources and 
> memory, generating a number of unnecessary service calls of complaints 
> "my system is slow" etc. I have not experienced this with any clients 
> using LO, and I am migrating my Apache OOo clients over to LO, due to 
> this issue.
> So my opinion, off the bat, LO is the better choice.
> Regards
> Andrew Brown
> On 23/07/2013 09:38 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
>> Are there any known conflicts with having LO 4.0.4 and AOO 4.0 
>> installed on the same computer? In my never-ending, obsessive (and 
>> admittedly futile) search for computing perfection, I want to try 
>> both programs to see which better meets my techno-needs.
>> Virgil

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