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thanks extremely for your kind and warm support and suggestions.
virtual box needs powerful system and for this reason, i cant use it.
how can i know about compatibility of version 5.2 with windows xp?
i reported many bugs and also request to bugzilla, but unfortunately
without resolve even only for one of them until now.
whats your idea in this case?
and also linux is suitable for programmers or at least for proffessional users.
thanks again for your kindness and helping me for resolving my issues!
God bless you all again and i pray devine mercy for you.

On 6/29/16, Tom Davies <> wrote:
Hi :)
That would be a brilliant way to have it in the longer-term.  I've not
managed to get Virtualbox to use a proper hard-drive rather than it's own
internal image of a drive but probably because i only had a very brief stab
at it.

There are many other ways, such as just using LibreOffice within Linux Mint
(or whichever version ( = distro ) of Linux and forget about the whole
Windows side (except for using the files that will still be on that side).

A "dual boot" system would keep Windows available and almost unchanged but
would give a menu at "boot up" to allow Nasrin to choose to use Mint (or
whichever) and become familiar with it at her own pace.

My main reason for using Virtualbox inside of Windows XP was meant to be a
temporary thing.  It would just to be to experiment with setting up
accessibility tools within the OS that is within the Virtual Machine.  All
neatly still in a working and familiar system that CAN still talk to you
and make some sort of sense.

Moving on to a dual-boot system, or some-such would be a next step into
Linux-land and away from Xp.  Moving from Xp to Linux can be a gentle
"migration" that keeps the option of retreating back into Xp available at
all times.

Microsoft prefers that people leap fearlessly into the void with absolutely
no idea whether their new system will work or not.  That has kept many
people firmly chained to Xp.

I prefer the gentler approach that Linux offers :))  It's one of the many
reasons i am happy i made the journey.  I still do use Windows but
increasingly rarely.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 29 June 2016 at 15:29, M Henri Day <> wrote:

2016-06-29 16:05 GMT+02:00 Tom Davies <>:

Hi :)
Are you able to install a Virtual Machine, such as Virtualbox;

and then try out Linux Mint or some other versions of Linux on the
machine?  If you can find a version of linux that you like and that
on your machine then you might not have to worry about upgrading to a

There are tons of noob-friendly "distros" such as Ubuntu, Mageia and
others listed at;
The list is in the 3rd column under the header and is the 2nd box down
that column.

I am not sure which is "the best" for Accessibility issues such as
screen-readers but i suspect that many people on this mailing list might
quite happy to give pointers or suggestions about things worth trying.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 25 June 2016 at 12:52, V Stuart Foote <> wrote:

Hi Nasrin,

nasrin khaksar wrote
hi stuart.
but the third bug which you sent it for me, shows libreoffice 5.2
not run on windows xp.
does it mean that all features are completely unsupported and the
document foundation said goodbye to windows xp for always?
could you please send me its read me file?

Not at all.  But things are not looking good for Windows XP  sp3
as a supported OS for the project.

The Engineering Steering Committee (ESC) "the developers" are aware,
decision to officially end support for Windows XP with the 5.1
is to *not* seek work arounds that would  be needed to continue
Windows XP at 5.2--has not been made.

The problem on Windows XP sp3 (32-bit, as 64-bit XP sp2 is not
has been that the cURL (libcurl.dll) required for LibreOffice to
with the Update services (since 5.0) and to the Error Reporting
(at 5.2) is not supported by Windows XP sp3.

Bug tdf#100295 is already assigned a "Highest" priority and applies
5.2.0beta2 forward. The 5.1 branch is impacted but not broken--but it
be the end of the line for Windows XP sp3 users.

There are several ways this could be worked around--up to the ESC, but
unlikely that cURL would be removed, or Error Reporting not
5.2.   So unfortunately at this moment in the development cycle
will not launch on Windows XP Sp3.

I just checked the draft "Release notes" for 5.2 (link below), and
no mention of  cURL support on XP SP3, nor a description of the new
Reporting mechanism. But that is common as we are some time away from
final release.


Draft release notes 5.2

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​Tom, given the fact that Windows XP hasn't been supported (for ordinary
​ since 14 April 2014, and thus security updates are no longer being
released, perhaps Nasrin's best bet would be to clone her Windows XP
installation and replace it on her HDD with, e g, Linux Mint 17.3 (which
generally speaking, is very intuitive and easy to use for those
to Windows). Or she might want to wait a couple of weeks until the
version of Linux Mint 18 has been released (I personally recommend the
Cinnamon desktop). In any event, when that is done, she should have no
problem installing VirtualBox on that machine, and then installing her XP
clone on VirtualBox. LibreOffice can then be installed directly on Linux


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