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On 2013-10-14 8:04 AM, James Knott <> wrote:
M. Osama Alghwell wrote:
Greetings. I am using Open office since long time and since Libreoffice is
published I moved to Libreoffice, in my own laptop and at my work. I am a
CIO in a company and lately we are about to install zero clients in the
company. Therefore, we need to install the office package in the server to
be shared by all. I have the Microsoft price for the license (up to 500
users, we will start with 200 terminal) but I want your offer (which I
prefer to install and though I will install Linux in the server instead of
Windows which I don't use since 1997).

It was possible to install the original StarOffice so that users could
run it from a server, rather than their own computers, but it's been
years since I've looked at that.  It involved installing a small
interface portion on the users computer.  However, since there are no
licence fees, is it necessary to do that type of install.

I've actually been meaning to look into this, because I remember reading about that very thing.

The obvious benefit (mainly thinking about Windows networks) would be you only have to install and/or update the application once, then the local interface/user settings portion would (or should) automatically update itself when the main program is updated.

This would be incredibly useful - even better than pushing software updates out over some App Management platform/tool.

Just like right now, I have certain 'portable apps' installed to a network share - ie, FoxitReader, CCleaner - that everyone uses. Once they are 'integrated' into the users environment (ie, launch CCleaner on a users computer, go to Options > Settings, and check 'Add 'Run CCleaner...' and 'Add 'Open CCleaner...'...' options...

From that time on, all I have to do is drag the new portable version to the shared location, and everyone immediately sees/uses the new version - same for FoxitReader (although I can only replace the old version when no one has the current version open)...

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