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On 6/2/12 8:46 AM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

There seems to be differenting opinions on how business ready 3.5.3 was

So now that LO 3.5.4 is out,

I ask the users, is it ready to be deployed to my/our business users?

We really need to know.

The last "official" word on the 3.5.x line was that business users would
research the package before downloading and installing it.

Well, I do not know how they will to all that research, or where they
will get the documentation for it, before downloading it.

So I am asking LO users the question.
Is 3.5.4 ready for our business and/or enterprise users?

The doc people are work hard to get more 3.5.x line documentation out,
but to be honest about it people can still use 3.3.x and 3.4.x docs till
3.5.x comes out.

I would have to say...... absolutely not.  :-(

The easiest way to answer your basic question, IMO, is to ask yourself... "Can I make a profit selling this product?" If the answer is "No", you're not ready.

To do that, you need to be able to beat MS at it's own game.

You not only have to be able to meet the competition, but exceed the competition. IMO, too many basics don't do this.

LO has to work and be satisfactory to *every* potential business and government user. I don't think any business or government agency is going to test the software for a week, and conclude all is well. They may not be happy later when something they expected to work doesn't work, yet MSO or another product had no issues with it.

I'm willing to bet, that within every government all features of MSO will be used. Only some features will be used by any individual or division, but every MSO feature will be used by somebody somewhere.

On March 5, 2010, I filed this bug on 3.5.0: One poster has reported it as being reproducible.

Yet it is still unconfirmed, and not fixed in It may not be important to the devs of LO, but it's sure important to me. And if this doesn't work for me, why would I recommend LO to someone?

I had three or four other issues with 3.5.0, but if no one even bothers to confirm this issue, why should I bother reporting any other?

Occasionally, I will rehab/save/refurbish, whatever word you prefer, an older computer system to be given away, and I used to install LO. I no longer do that, because of the issues I've found. I've started to include a less powerful free office product, Kingsoft Office. They do not offer a Mac version, so I've not been able to test it for even the issues I've found in LO.


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