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Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Tue May 15 19:14:13 EDT 2012


Bob,
Why are you trying these products if you already have Excel?
Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>



On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> LibreOffice crashed on saving a spreadsheet. Beachball of death. Duly
> trashed.
>
> Bob
>
>
> On May 15, 2012, at 1:14 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>
> > stephen barncard wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I tried Open Office once. I opened an Excel spreadsheet that had
> sharing
> >>> enabled. It corrupted the spreadsheet and I had to restore a backup. I
> >>> deleted it immediately from my computer.
> > >
> > > It also uses X11, which is being depreciated and not included in
> > > future distributions of MacOSX.
> >
> > While OpenOffice is being somewhat maintained, Ellison's shenanigans
> with it at Oracle prompted that community to make a fork called LibreOffice
> which has become far more refined, now included with Ubuntu and many other
> distros:
> >
> > <http://www.libreoffice.org/>
> >
> > I believe LibreOffice runs natively on OS X, without requiring X11.
> >
> >
> > And speaking of Ellison's shenanigans:
> > <http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/05/api-copyright/>
> >
> > --
> > Richard Gaskin
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