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Hi :)
It's fine to have OOo installed and to keep using it.  I like the use of portable apps to make sure 
you can always use something like OOo when you are on different machines.  Altogether a good choice 
and for good, valid reasons.

There are little wrinkles in the history where Oracle ignored TDF's requests to join in with joint 
ventures and then Oracle amusingly tried to race against and out-manoeuvre LO but managed to trip 
over their own shoelaces.  Apache are unlikely to take OOo in unpleasant and stupid directions so 
it's fine to stick with it.  
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Thu, 19/4/12, John Bijnens <> wrote:

From: John Bijnens <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Open Office and Libre Office Questions...
Date: Thursday, 19 April, 2012, 15:56


I thought after the fork of LibreOffice Oracle gave the source code of OpenOffice to the Apache 
IBM donated the source code of their OpenOffice fork called Lotus Symphony also to the Apache 
If I've read everything correctly the Apache Foundation has a special policy called the Incubation 
this is a period of time during which amongst lots of other 
things the new project is kept under quarantine for patent issues and to see whether the project is 
I thought this period of time is practically over and a new release of OpenOffice can be expected 
during the second half of this year.

I have OpenOffice installed on my laptop and I have LibreOffice as a portable app on an external 
hard drive in case I need it.
I prefer OpenOffice because, although it lacks some features available in LibreOffice which I don't 
use that often, it is much stabler and thus more of use in a 
production environment. Of course this is my personal impression, things can be different for 
someone else.

Best regards,

     John Bijnens

On 19/04/2012 16:18, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

I really do not think having LO and AOO on the same computer works properly for most users.  LO 
is well beyond what AOO is at, and LO people have cleaned out 
so much of the old/bad/outdated code that it would be a real catch-up act for AOO to give you the 
same features and such that LO have given us since mid-3.3.x 
line.  I use 3.4.6, but will got to 3.5.x when it get some of its issues fixed that are specific 
for my needs.

Yes, you can have LO and AOO installed on the same computer.
No, you cannot run both at the same time.
No, it is not something that works well for most users.

Yes, it is your choice to try.

On 04/19/2012 08:49 AM, Caesar wrote:
On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:34:39 +0200, "R.S."
<>  wrote Re Re: [libreoffice-users] Open
Office and Libre Office Questions...:

Il 19/04/2012 6.03, Jerry Greenberg ha scritto:
Is it possible to have both Libre Office and Open Office installed at the same time on the 
same computer?

Are there going to be any new updates for Open Office. I read that since Oracle took over they 
have not been very keen on supporting Open Office.

Hi, although it colud be possible, the installation program registers on
the registry the same associations. If you have encountered crashes with
Libreoffice try using version 3.4.6.
I prefer using Libreoffice because it is more efficient and it has a lot
of functions that are not included in OpenOffice.
You can probably avoid any such conflicts by using a "portable"
version of LO from here:

for more info, see this:

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