[OT] Office Suites

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 22 14:53:01 EST 2013

On 22/12/13 20:12, Mark Wieder wrote:
> Richmond-
> Sunday, December 22, 2013, 8:03:54 AM, you wrote:
>> SoftMaker Free Office is way lighter on the RAM consumption on Linux,
>> and a deal faster than either
>> LibreOffice or OpenOffice.
> After I banished Microsoft from my computers I went with Open Office.
> Then I later dumped Oracle in favor of Libre Office. It's a bit quirky
> (that's a fairly high-scoring scrabble word if you're lucky enough to
> get the tiles), and I usually have to do some reformatting by hand,
> but it gets the job done, has never crashed (yet) and I haven't looked
> back.
> But then my main computer runs a reasonable operating system.
> I'll give SFO a try. Thanks.


I, personally, have no problems at all running LibreOffice on my 6 
and even on the cranky second-hand stuff I use over at my language 
school (800 MHz Intel, 512 MB RAM, Ubuntu 6.10 thru 12.04) it does 
OK-ish. On the school machines I have replaced LibreOffice with Softmaker's
free offering not because it is better (it isn't), but because it does 
pretty well everything that Word for
Mac OS 9 did at a significantly smaller chunk of RAM.

My 2 boys are anti-LibreOffice because they both say (one on Win7, the 
other on Mac OS 10.4.11)
that it crashes all over the place. My experience is that L-Office did 
me no great favours on Mac OS 10.6.7
(but as that was a mucked-around install on VMware I wouldn't read too 
much into it).

I do everything-but-everything on UbuntuStudio EXCEPT Livecode 
development as I have found that
that suits me best, mainly because of my reliance on a couple of old 
Nostromo gamepads for repetitive
tasks (the Nostromo 'things' for Linux stink) and because the standalone 
builders on Mac produce standalones that work on Linux and Windows 
without subsequent mucking around.


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