Charles Schulz wrote: "Also, I'm curious to know what operating system
you replaced her existing system with."
The original was Vista, and the replacement was Vista. The easiest path,
since everything was right there in a recovery partition on the hard drive.
"It looks like you didn't want to migrate the person on Linux."
I don't think you appreciate the depth of resistance to change on the
part of the technologically timid. Besides, if I failed to pull off a
simple install of LO on a virgin-system machine, what chance would I
have with Linux? It was also necessary to re-load the original bundled
M$ software, even if only to allow exporting the data trapped in
Outlook's .pst file to Thunderbird.
".... perhaps you could reinstall LibreOffice for her if there's a
working mirror ...."
".... what went wrong with this particular server."
As I said, I fetched LO from at least 2 different mirrors, and I would
now expand that to "at least 3", since 5.0.3 apparently defaulted to the
University of Texas. Are you suggesting an epidemic amongst them? And,
for what it's worth, I found it hard to locate and connect with the
download sites on non-default mirrors. None of the home pages of any of
the institutions that TDF lists as mirrors showed any obvious path to
their download departments, and by just using the links listed no
control was afforded.
As said, if the fault is truly in all the many downloads of yesterday,
then transporting by external drive one or more of the 21
earlier-edition installers still available on this Curtains 7 machine
should work. However, I suspect that some negative synergy twixt LO and
Vista has reared its ugly head here.
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