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2015-08-24 22:59 GMT+02:00 Tom Davies <>:

Hi :)
I think it is important to get some good comments in there quickly.  It
would be good to do this to any other articles about LibreOffice too.

It is best to write more comments for articles that are properly
pro-LibreOffice so that their authors get seen positively by whoever
publishes such articles.  Even negative comments about an article increases
the authors pay-packet and/or likelihood of getting further articles

Perhaps help people who claim to have problems in the comments sections.
They are probably MS shills (or whatever) but treating their 'problems' as
legitimate and avoiding being rude can often encourage people to try LO.
The typically rude comments tends to put most people off ime.  Even 'just'
"signposting them" (pointing them) to the official website;
and tell them to click on the "Get Help" menu is often seen as friendly and
helpful.  I know it's trendy and clever to be rude and sometimes it is
difficult to avoid but it puts most people off OpenSource.

In the 4.0 review it rankles that  ...
Err, of course most of his opinions are stated as facts - such as the
ribbon vs proper-menu.

His problem with the Options pop-up requiring him to fix his Java settings
is unique to the only machine he seems to have tried.  That problem has
never been raised on this list and no-one else i know of or have seen
comments or articles from has ever mentioned it.  So his mention of it as
being a fact that everyone will have to contend with seems a little

However even taking those things into account his article seems
surprisingly pro-LibreOffice, in a back-handed sort of way.
Regards from
Tom :)

​LibreOffice users might want to note that Nick Heath at *Tech Republic*
​ it *first* of the five free apps he recommends those who have installed
Windows 10 to download (
; obviously, not all reviewers are quite as negative as Mr Mendelson at *PC
Mag*. Myself, I'd agree with Mr Heath, but with one caveat ; I'd put LO in
second place - the first thing anyone should do after installing Windows 10
is to download and install Classic Shell (, which provides
the user with a genuine start button and start menu.... ;-)


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