Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Feb 2013 20:57 UTC
Features, Office "The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.0, the free office suite the community has been dreaming of since 2001. LibreOffice 4.0 is the first release that reflects the objectives set by the community at the time of the announcement, in September 2010: a cleaner and leaner code base, an improved set of features, better interoperability, and a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem."
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Fri 8th Feb 2013 12:43 UTC
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

Now, start saying something NICE about new version of this great office suite, you bunch of sad, intellectually lazy and pessimistic bastards ;P

I dare you! find 10 best features of this office suite and show everyone how cool you are.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by ebasconp on Fri 8th Feb 2013 17:06 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Yeap, agreed ;)

Does anyone knows if there is some substantial change between the last 3.x version to call this one 4.0??? Feature-wise I don't think so but I can be totally wrong on supposing that.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by f0dder on Fri 8th Feb 2013 17:18 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
f0dder Member since:
2009-08-05

1) it's gratis.
2) at least it's somewhat less than 10x slower than Office 2000.
3) it does keming better than I can do by hand.
4) it usually doesn't crash when importing office documents.
5) it only sometimes hangs on copy/paste operations.
6) at least it's document formats are kinda sorta somewhat standardized (pay no attention to the ramblings of Morten Welinder!)
7) it can finally do first-page-special header/footers!

...only three to go, but I couldn't come up with more ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by zima on Fri 8th Feb 2013 23:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

1) it's gratis.

Not only gratis, it's also Free(tm) ...does that count as eighth?

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by deathshadow on Sat 9th Feb 2013 06:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Your #2 really drives home a point too - since just what the blue blazes is LibreOffice, OoO and even the latest iterations of Microsoft Office doing on startup that say... Office 97 or 2000 doesn't? Or is even needed?

It's really sad to be rocking a quad core 3ghz hyperthreaded system with 16 gigs of RAM, only to have a 'modern' office suite that does NOTHING I find useful or better end up taking longer to start and be harder to use than StarOffice, Lotus Smartsuite or Microsoft Office was on Windows 98 a decade and a half ago on a crappy K6/2-450 with only 64 megs of RAM... and at least those versions offered improvements over their predecessors -- today the new 'functionality' is usually stupid garbage like dicking with toolbar arrangement and skins.

Yeah... I'm digging out my Office 97 disk... just have to remember that it screws with UAC on Win7.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by gilboa on Sun 10th Feb 2013 07:01 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

1. It works the same in both Windows in Linux (so both me and my Windows-using co-workers can use it).
2. Its free (as in speech).
3. It does 100% of all things I need. (Most likely 200%)
4. It works just fine on my 8 year old laptop (running F18/i686).
5. It has a simple and predicable interface (God I hate the ribbon interface).
6. It has zero issues with BIDI + English in the same sentence. (For some absurd reasons Office 2K10 spell checker really dislike complex sentences).
7. In most cases, I can cooperate with Office 2K7/10 users without issues (mostly @work).
8. Unlike OO, I can see measurable improvement between each release.
9. Unlike MSO, I can actually report bugs (whenever I see one) and have some type of dialog with the developer as opposed to shaking my fist against the sky and cursing.
10. Being free, I don't have to pay 10 times the price just to avoid getting a limited "Home" edition.

- Gilboa

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