Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Writers' Corner

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
GlenBarrington
Cheese Whiz
GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GlenBarrington's Avatar
 
Posts: 998
Karma: 3215049
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Device: Droid Bionic, 1st Gen Kindle Fire. All Sony's Retired
LibreOffice V4.0 released this week. . .

Apparently this is a major release.

They got rid of a lot of legacy code from OpenOffice that was either inefficient and/or redundant. It does seem a bit faster and more responsive than OO. (In Windows)

Plus they added the ability to annotate text documents (Should be useful for collaborative writers), and added a remote control app for Android users for their Presentation module.

They also rewrote the User interface, it doesn't look all THAT different to me, but they claim improved accessibility and sizable dialogs.

For linux users they also promise tighter integration with Unbutu Unity.

It is also available in a form to load on a thumb drive - see portableapps.com


http://www.pcworld.com/article/20276...ffice-4-0.html

I've downloaded it, and I will be keeping it. It IS faster and more responsive. I'd say it is a good to excellent FREE replacement for MS Office.

Last edited by GlenBarrington; 02-11-2013 at 12:34 AM.
GlenBarrington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 10:16 PM   #2
teh603
Snarky Snark
teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
teh603's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,198
Karma: 6244877
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Coastal Texas
Device: Asus TF300
How lucky for Unity users.
teh603 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 10:42 PM   #3
theducks
Grand Sorcerer
theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
theducks's Avatar
 
Posts: 15,268
Karma: 6022733
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Galaxy Tab 2, Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT
Quote:
Originally Posted by teh603 View Post
How lucky for Unity users.
Right
I gave Mint 14 a test spin (Live CD). Clean and Quick

Time to dump Ubuntu from my Linux desktop
theducks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 10:57 PM   #4
VydorScope
Wizard
VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
VydorScope's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,394
Karma: 35207650
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Kindle Fire HD 7
you know, I have this odd laptop (circa 2005) collecting dust here, I should drop Ubuntu on it and see if it has any life left in it. I
VydorScope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 12:29 AM   #5
GlenBarrington
Cheese Whiz
GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GlenBarrington's Avatar
 
Posts: 998
Karma: 3215049
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Device: Droid Bionic, 1st Gen Kindle Fire. All Sony's Retired
I tried Unbutu with Unity. . .

It is REALLY different! Really, REALLY different. I suspect you will either hate it or love it. I doubt you will remain unmoved!

Maybe a fully integrated Office suite will make it perfect.
GlenBarrington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 12:35 AM   #6
hidari
MR Drone
hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hidari ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
hidari's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,604
Karma: 15260410
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: DRONEZONE
Device: OPUS/PB360,Nexus 7,GzONE, Kobo Mini
Downloaded it yesterday.... good so far.... What can I say, I have not uses Micro$oft office...since Open Office 1.0.... long live the alternatives. Atlantic, Open office, Office Libre....etc.....
hidari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 01:47 AM   #7
cromag
Surfing the alpha waves ~
cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
cromag's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,449
Karma: 19666388
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Jersey
Device: Jetbook Lite, Jetbook Mini, Netbook, and two Androids
Hmmm ... I'm approaching the end of Ubuntu 10.04. I really like Gnome, and have learned to tweak it a bit, so I was in no hurry to move to Unity. But this might smooth the transition.
cromag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 02:06 AM   #8
cromag
Surfing the alpha waves ~
cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
cromag's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,449
Karma: 19666388
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Jersey
Device: Jetbook Lite, Jetbook Mini, Netbook, and two Androids
Quote:
Originally Posted by VydorScope View Post
you know, I have this odd laptop (circa 2005) collecting dust here, I should drop Ubuntu on it and see if it has any life left in it. I
Go for it! Costs nothing to try.

I've been a long time attendee of the Trenton Computer Fest -- mostly for the flea market, but it has dwindled since the internet made it easier to sell used tech.

Anyway, I went there for old times sake maybe 4 years ago and my teen-aged daughter asked to come along. She found a Compaq Presario 1200 laptop, circa 1998, for $40 and was interested in having a computer "of her own." IIRC, it had a 6 GB hard drive. We successfully loaded a Linux distro called wattOS -- Ubuntu-based. It was very usable. Your 2005 model should have no problem with the real thing.
cromag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 04:05 AM   #9
Freeshadow
temp. out of service
Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Freeshadow ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,330
Karma: 12999524
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Duisburg (DE)
Device: BeBook mini
For people who want a fresh debianish distro w/o the risks of screwing a sid update I usually recommended aptosid
Freeshadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 07:54 AM   #10
VydorScope
Wizard
VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.VydorScope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
VydorScope's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,394
Karma: 35207650
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Kindle Fire HD 7
I have Redhat and CENTOS servers I have maintained for years, well shoot over a decade... but never really got in to Linux as a desktop OS. Just really like the Mac OSX line. Might just grab Ubuntu Unity and and see how it is.
VydorScope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 11:35 AM   #11
GlenBarrington
Cheese Whiz
GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GlenBarrington's Avatar
 
Posts: 998
Karma: 3215049
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Device: Droid Bionic, 1st Gen Kindle Fire. All Sony's Retired
FWIW, It isn't clear to me that Unity will run on anything other than the Canonical flavor of Unbutu.
GlenBarrington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 04:20 PM   #12
teh603
Snarky Snark
teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
teh603's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,198
Karma: 6244877
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Coastal Texas
Device: Asus TF300
Quote:
Originally Posted by hidari View Post
Downloaded it yesterday.... good so far.... What can I say, I have not uses Micro$oft office...since Open Office 1.0.... long live the alternatives. Atlantic, Open office, Office Libre....etc.....
NeoOffice might still be available for the Macs.

Either way, I remember getting OO back in 2003 when I was moving to Windows XP and needed something I could write my papers on. Files ended in .sxw back in those days. Got MS Office back in '06 during my move back to Macs, then abandoned it again after only a year or two when I found out that my eeePC 701 had OO on it and word documents didn't transfer quite right.
teh603 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #13
jgaiser
Omnivorous
jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jgaiser's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,046
Karma: 20949031
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rural NW Oregon
Device: Kindle Fire HD, Kindle GDX, Kindle 3, KPW, Nook HD+
Quote:
Originally Posted by cromag View Post
Hmmm ... I'm approaching the end of Ubuntu 10.04. I really like Gnome, and have learned to tweak it a bit, so I was in no hurry to move to Unity. But this might smooth the transition.
Straying off topic --- I'm also reaching the end of support for 10.04 (April 2013) and I'm not particularly happy to move to Unity. Played around with a 12.04 livedisc and I'm more on the hate side than the love it side.

I'm thinking about installing it on a old surplus laptop and see if I can get Gnome installed.

Last edited by jgaiser; 02-14-2013 at 04:18 PM. Reason: Ok.. I don't know which year it is.. :)
jgaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 05:22 PM   #14
GlenBarrington
Cheese Whiz
GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.GlenBarrington ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
GlenBarrington's Avatar
 
Posts: 998
Karma: 3215049
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Device: Droid Bionic, 1st Gen Kindle Fire. All Sony's Retired
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgaiser View Post
Straying off topic --- I'm also reaching the end of support for 10.04 (April 2013) and I'm not particularly happy to move to Unity. Played around with a 12.04 livedisc and I'm more on the hate side than the love it side.

I'm thinking about installing it on a old surplus laptop and see if I can get Gnome installed.
Well, It's been a year or so since I played with Unbutu, but I vaguely recall that Unity was optional, right in the install. You had a choice between Unity and. . . something else (sorry, can't recall). You might want to go on one of the dedicated Linux sites and ask around about how much hassle putting a different UI is on Unbutu 12. Seems a shame to give up a distro you like without some sort of investigation on how to tailor it for your needs.
GlenBarrington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #15
teh603
Snarky Snark
teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.teh603 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
teh603's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,198
Karma: 6244877
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Coastal Texas
Device: Asus TF300
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlenBarrington View Post
Well, It's been a year or so since I played with Unbutu, but I vaguely recall that Unity was optional, right in the install. You had a choice between Unity and. . . something else (sorry, can't recall). You might want to go on one of the dedicated Linux sites and ask around about how much hassle putting a different UI is on Unbutu 12. Seems a shame to give up a distro you like without some sort of investigation on how to tailor it for your needs.
Kubuntu used to be the main-tier alternate frontend, but it had some community issues and never quite got to the same level as main-trunk Ubuntu. Which was a shame because KDE is a great frontend compared to Unity.

Does Unity even have re-orderable buttons on the side panel yet?
teh603 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Créer un EPUB avec LibreOffice et writer2xhtml (W2X) roger64 E-Books 258 12-20-2014 08:15 AM
LibreOffice 3.5 odt to mobi problem? rickh57 Conversion 3 02-25-2012 06:14 PM
Libreoffice or OPenoffice? PJinNH General Discussions 14 05-20-2011 07:13 AM
Android ODF (OpenOffice/StarOffice/LibreOffice) Document Reader kenjennings enTourage Archive 0 02-17-2011 04:48 PM
LibreOffice le successeur d'OpenOffice vient de sortir ! glin Lounge français 3 01-28-2011 05:39 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:18 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.