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I know that there are big issues fixed in the 3.4 line that the 3.3 line had, and the same with the 3.5 line. The 3.6 line will come out in a few months, while the 3.5 line will go to either 3.5.6 or 3.5.7.

I would try 3.5.5 for your MacOSX -PPC system. It may surprise you on how well it works. I do not have a Mac, but I use it for several Windows systems and for my main systems that are Ubuntu based systems.

For my preference, I do not switch over to the new line till it goes to .3 or .4. I will stick with 3.5.x till 3.6 goes to one of those later version. The only .0 version I used was when LO came out with 3.3.0. I have not used OOo since then. I stopped using MSO as soon as OOo worked well with .doc files, with the last MSO being 2003.

Let us know how it works out for you. We are looking for more Mac users, as well as Windows ones. LO being the default Office package for most Linux distros tends to help with that market.

Now we need to build up the numbers in the Windows and Mac office market. LO does have the advantage of more [so I have heard] language support than MSO does, and you do not need to buy a new version to get these 100+ supported languages for the menu and help systems.

On 07/20/2012 12:38 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Usually the most stable version is the latest one in a branch that has had time to mature.  So a 
fresh new 3.x.5 is usually more stable than an old 3.x.3 which is usually a lot more stable than a 
3.x.0.  The 3.x.4+ are usually very stable.  Also a 3.x.4+ is usually far more stable or at least 
more predictable than a 3.(x+1).0

The trade-off is that tons of new features and far greater compatibility with MS formats tends to 
be added with an 3.(x+1).0 so you (errr, and me) miss out on all that by aiming for stability.

Ok, generalities don't always work but it gives a rough idea of what to expect, i think, and 
getting away from the general confusion helps a lot.
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Fri, 20/7/12, Ken Springer <> wrote:

From: Ken Springer <>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] LO for a Mac Powerbook G4
Date: Friday, 20 July, 2012, 16:23

Which version of LO is the latest and/or most bug free that will run on the Powerbook G4?

-- Ken

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Firefox 14.0.1
Thunderbird 14.0

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