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Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 is indeed listed as compatible by the Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor.  That's my 
counter-example to your presumption about competing products.

I only went to the web site when I found that no LibreOffice version was listed (compatible or 
otherwise) after the Upgrade Advisor scan.  The Advisor provided the link as part of the "Why 
aren't all of my applications listed?" dialog.

I don't know how presence in the Advisor is determined, and how often the list it uses is updated.  
The crowd-sourced list on the web has many competing products.

Since Windows 8 is very inexpensive until the end of January, I recommend that you go directly to 
Windows 8 Pro.  This is equivalent to Windows 7 Ultimate (though I don't know about the Unix 
Subsystem).  You'll have pretty much everything of Windows 7 (plus Hyper-V) and it appears that you 
can always mark a troublesome app to run as Windows 7 compatible.  Also, run the Windows Upgrade 
Advisor and simply don't go to the purchase step.  You'll have a report that at least warns about 
incompatible apps and whether or not there are updates, better drivers, etc.  

Finally, there are some extra steps to upgrade from a 32-bit OS to a 64-bit OS.  (Ed Bott has 
provided tips about this, such as this FAQ: 

 - Dennis 

-----Original Message-----
From: webmaster-Kracked_P_P [] 
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 11:00
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] RE: Windows 8 Compatibility - More Info

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.

  - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis E. Hamilton []
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 13:39
To: 'Jay Lozier';
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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