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Jay Lozier wrote

The problem then is properly explaining to Win8 users what they should 
expect in terms of compatibility. But even so, I fear a large number of 
users will not either pay attention to the vendor statements or be 
confused by the MS advertising and believe that all software will work 
with the new UI like the advertised apps. It probably will be a lesser 
problem with FOSS projects because a higher portion of the user base is 
more technically astute. If we are having this discussion then the 
majority of users will be confused by this issue. The scenario, IMHO, is 
who will the user blame
: MS or the software vendor?

IMHO, I think the compatibility definition is caused by MS being 
schizophrenic with the OS and trying to make work on tablets/phones and 
desktops the same way.


FWIW it wasn't my intention to blame anybody. I had hoped I might be helping
by highlighting what appears to me to be a minor issue with LO3.6 and
Windows 8? I like to think I am more technically astute that the norm,
although now retired I spent over 30 years as a sysprog working with large
IBM mainframe operating systems.

I'm running Windows 8 only because the upgrade price was too good to miss,
other wise I'd have stayed with 7. I'm not using TIFKAM at all (sorry,
TIFKAM - The Interface Formerly Known As Metro) I'm a pure desktop user. I
suspect the vast majority of current Windows 8 users are pretty similar.

I also agree that MS is trying to face two ways at once with Windows 8, the
clunky integration of the desktop into TIFKAM looks to me like a product
rushed to market to prevent MS getting left behind in the rush to tablets.

I appreciate that there will always be a lag on FOSS when the base OS is
upgraded. I asked my original question on here to find out whether this was
a known issue and whether anyone else has seen this (very minor) problem. I
have posted it as a bug though I am still not certain that it's not my
problem after all. My main intention is to help not complain, I'm sorry if
my comment about LO not being Windows 8 ready came across as a complaint.

Thank you all for the help and advice you provide. I wish I were able to
help more but I think my skills are now probably best suited to a museum!

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