Right now "libreoffice" has 12 out of 13 votes for compatible
"The Documentation Foundation" has 4 out of 4 votes.
To be honest, do you really think that MS would list competition in
their compatibility reports? Nearly half of my "major" packages were
not reported in their Win7 compatibility report, the last time I ran
it. Plus it told me a couple of packages were not compatible when the
software companies advertise it works for XP through Win7. Have not
tried the Win8, since I will not buy it. I should buy Win7, if possible
next month for upgrading my 32-bit Vista [dual boot with Ubuntu] to Win7
On 12/17/2012 12:49 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
I wanted to check on the "Access Violation" that Tony experienced to see it was an easily
reproducible situation for a Windows 8 installation of LibreOffice.
Before doing that, I installed LibreOffice 3.6.4 on a Windows XP SP3 system. I then ran the
Windows 8 Upgrade advisor. The upgrade advisor did not include LibreOffice in its report, neither
as compatible or incompatible.
However, there was a link to web resources for checking on applications not covered in Upgrade
Advisor reports. After nosing around, I was led to here:
There is a Compatibility Center where reports about particular applications are crowd-sourced. (Note that only major versions are identified.)
The dual listing for LibreOffice Version 3 is because TDF is identified as the "brand" in one source, and
"libreoffice" in another. The same "Community Discussion" backs up both, though.
To see how this works, I "voted" on the TDF entry. I was unable to specify version 3.6 (only 3.3
and 3.5 are listed), nor was I asked for details.
Interesting but not totally satisfying.
From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 13:39
To: 'Jay Lozier'; email@example.com
Subject: RE: Windows 8 Compatibility (was RE: [libreoffice-users] Re: 0xc0000005 error in
RPCRT4.dll from soffice.bin)
Jay, I agree.
There are two kinds of compatibility for Windows 8.
First, desktop compatibility is essentially the same as for Windows 7. There is more room for
gradual upgrade to integrate more smoothly, including on x64 machines with Atom processors,
solid-state drives, and storage in the cloud. I think UX features will also adjust and improve,
but that will be relatively gradual.
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