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On 02/23/2011 07:33 AM, Andrey wrote:

<snipping the Russian>
[English - sorry, but only Google translation]
Very well that the site offers to download a new office, but the proposed method greatly harms the "party politics". The fact that the requested download .deb packages and install them instead to create a repository of the same package. But the question arises: what are we, back to the methods of working on a computer taken from Windows? But if someone from the users of this method may seem more convenient, they may also remember that in Windows and other things are more convenient. Thus, we turn the hands of sympathy users face to Windows and back to alternative operating systems. In addition, they have a similar perception very quickly extrapolates from operating systems to office suites. Simply put, increasing sympathy for MS Office.

There is a movement for Ubuntu as well as other Linux distributions to make it easier to download/install/update/run packages. Many people will not move over to Linux since they believe that it is more difficult to use. The automatic update feature [yes Windows has it as well] makes life much easier to keep track of the updates out there, or at lease what is in the repositories. Having LibreOffice in the Linux repositories is a good thing. First it tell the "world" that since Oracle is not really serious enough with supporting their package, Linux distros will be using LibreOffice instead. Also that may state that of the two packages, if you need to choose only one for you repositories, they are choosing the better package, i.e. LibreOffice.

I to choose, currently, to install LibreOffice from the web site's install files instead of doing it through a PPD[?] or through a not-released-yet repository. It is safer that way. Then there is the fact the distros sometimes change the packages to make them "their own versions", so it may be better to use the LibreOffice web site version.

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