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From Glenn Harvey Liwanag <glennharveyliwa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: 80 million downloads
Date Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:45:43 GMT
Pardon for not reading the whole thread, but is Ubuntu not shipped with
AOO? Last time I installed Ubuntu, it had AOO. Or was it LibreOffice?


On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 8:22 AM, Ian Lynch <ianrlynch@gmail.com> wrote:

> We use Ubuntu throughout the company and don't have any problems with it -
> well certainly no more than Windows and Apple Users seem to have. I suggest
> if AOO is difficult to install in Ubuntu for a non-developer its really up
> to those that have the skills and knowledge to change that..well that
> assumes that the project isn't just giving up on Ubuntu and leaving it to
> LO. I have to say AOO is one of the most difficult to install applications
> on Ubuntu. We can blame Ubuntu or Canonical or we can fix it. Depends on
> whether the Ubuntu market is seen as important because companies like ours
> are not going to switch platforms just to run AOO.
>
>
> On 1 December 2013 23:25, Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > On 01-Dec-2013, at 18:03, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Some distros make it very difficult for the typical Linux end user to
> > > install  anything NOT in the distro's repository. This is NOT why I
> > > switched to Linux, I can assure you.
> >
> > It's only—only—been my experience with Ubuntu. With *all* other LInuxes,
> I
> > get joy. (I've not used all there are, I refer just to those I've used;
> and
> > at that, via my virtualized environment. Ubuntu pretends to the ease of
> OS
> > X but is actually more—!!—tight with proprietary constraints, if you can
> > imagine that: if it don't come from Canonical, it ain't canonical.)
> > >
> > >
> > >> (At any rate, that's what I would mean. Given the choice of OSs, for a
> > lot
> > >> of stuff I tend toward Linux. It's easier. But I tend then toward
> > >> non-Canonical Linuxes. Even easier.)
> > >>
> > >> And try installing OOo in the latest Ubuntu *as a non-developer.* Tell
> > us
> > >> about it :-).
> > >>
> > >
> > > I have only used one Linux distro since I started. I do not use Ubuntu
> > and
> > > likely never will. I got away from MS because of all kinds of
> > restrictions
> > > and I don't need to trade one environment like that for another.
> >
> > Quite. And I love Linux (and also, for that matter, OS X) because it's
> > logical in its layout and thus easy to navigate, work with, use. Whereas
> I
> > dislike MSFT's Windows because it is seemingly arbitrary in layout and
> > operation; and though one can finally *get* that its logic is about
> > property (MY MY MY things), still, one must then deal with mairzy doats
> and
> > dozy doats and liddle lazy divey and not mares and does and lambs
> scarfing
> > oats & ivy.)
> >
> > louis
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