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Hi :)
(to James's suggestion.)
I think most people on this mailing list would probably agree with getting
the 4.2.6.

Blimey!  The downloads page is now really complicated for non-English
versions!!  In fact it might even be impossible, unless you edit the
url-bar at the top of the page!
[edit: i did finally manage it by going back-to-front and upside-down]

1.  Lets say you start by picking the operating system by clicking the 1st
sentence under the right-hand buttons.  That makes the page jump downwards
to the list of OSes.  Click on Windows.  This sets the left-hand buttons to
download the 4.3.0.

2.  Now lets scroll back down to select the 4.2.6, ignoring the confusion
about tick-boxes just click on the version you want (most of us suggest the
4.2.6).  The page jumps back up to the top but instead of being the Windows
download it has been changed back to the one for your distro (either deb or
rpm).   = errr, ok lets not get into a infinite loop by going back to step
1, lets push on instead

3.  Now to change the language from whatever the page detected as your
language click on the 2nd sentence under the buttons to the right.  Gets
you to this page;
Select a language and you find yourself back at the downloads page but now
the page is on 4.3.0, and still Windows.  Most of the page is still in the
language detected for your system but has a couple of bits in the language

4.  Ok, lets avoid the 1-2 loop by re-doing step 2 first to get the stable,
sorry "Still" (or is it stagnant?) version.  This time it worked but i'm
sure it reset my language last time.

5.  Now go back to the first thing listed on the right-hand side, under the
buttons there to the right, and change OS back to Windows (again?).

Phew, so it does work as long as you start at the end and work your way
backwards up the page!!

Note that the tick-boxes at the bottom are not really tick-boxes so you
can't untick them.  To get the version you want you have to try to untick
the one that you do want!  I struggled with that until i realised i might
be dealing with neurotypical designers instead of logic.

Of course the chances are that the 4.3.0 will be plenty stable enough for
your neighbours but if they do run into problems you then have to decide
whether to;
1. rename the user-profile or trouble-shoot it
2. reinstall or downgrade
and then finally
3.  downgrade anyway and explain that you gave them the slightly less
stable version first time.  This should help encourage them to look on
updates and upgrades as a good thing!  (NOT!!)

The way most people on this mailing list recommend doing it is to give them
the 4.2.6 and then if you do have to upgrade them it's more of a positive
thing and increases your reputation in a positive way.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 7 August 2014 02:27, James Knott <> wrote:

On 08/06/2014 05:29 PM, Pikov Andropov wrote:
I'm so confused by the multiple version that I have to ask.

Several neighbors are "eligible" for me to install LibreOffice.

One has Windows XP.
One has Windows 7 and o9ne has Windows 8.
One has Ubuntu and one has Linux Mint.
Another has Red Hat and another has a Mac.

What version shall I use for each?


Download the Windows version for all Windows users.  The Linux users
likely have versions tailored for their distro available.

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