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From: Tom Davies <>
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Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LO on La Gendarmerie Nationale
computers ?
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 19:36:28 +0100 (BST)

Hi :)  
It's not "the only".  There are choices.  It's not hugely tough to
uninstall LibreOffice and install Gnome Office, AOO, KOffice, Calligra,
Google-docs or even Kingsoft or the weird one that comes with Macs.  I'm
sure fanboys/girls of each could successfully argue why 'theirs' is the

Whichever you prefer it's good to know it co-operates with all the
others.  It's only Microsquish that tends to restrict the types of
formats you can use and the interoperability with other products.  The
only real question for me is can i carry on using what i prefer using
and still communicate with "them" (whoever "they" are).  When they are
using MS the answer is a bit chancy but if they use anything else the
answer tends to be yes.  

It's just "the icing on the cake" if they do choose to use the best (by
which i mean LibreOffice)
Regards from 
Tom :)  
I have installed on openSUSE 12.3:

Gnome Office
Calligra Office
EuroOffice 2012 (AOO and LO fork/derivative)
Free Office (covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint) - stripped down version of
SoftMaker Office (proprietary)
Kingsoft Office (covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint) (proprietary)
Apache OpenOffice 4.0
LibreOffice both 4.0.4 and 4.1.1 (first from repositories and second
from LO site) LO 4.1.1 is my primary suite

I installed most for testing/curiosity/backup and for reading/editing
MSO files when LO has problems. I have not had any problems with clashes
or other problems between the suites 


Jay Lozier

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