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LibreOffice and OpenOffice clash over user numbers (OStatic)
Posted Nov 3, 2012 1:35 UTC (Sat) by Kit (guest, #55925)
Posted Nov 3, 2012 11:59 UTC (Sat) by gidoca (subscriber, #62438)
Posted Nov 3, 2012 15:03 UTC (Sat) by chithanh (guest, #52801)
Packaging OpenOffice is a pain, and despite Rob Weir's claim:
> I’d like to see us do the packaging work necessary to make Apache OpenOffice available to users on Linux, via their distros.
not much has happened in this regard so far.
Posted Nov 7, 2012 0:15 UTC (Wed) by rcweir (subscriber, #48888)
Posted Nov 3, 2012 4:32 UTC (Sat) by dberkholz (subscriber, #23346)
Posted Nov 3, 2012 9:15 UTC (Sat) by Otus (guest, #67685)
I'm not so sure. While Linux desktop usage is an order of magnitude lower
than even Mac, most Linux users have one of the OO.o derivatives installed.
Most Windows or Mac users don't.
I'd like to see the numbers.
Posted Nov 3, 2012 15:09 UTC (Sat) by chithanh (guest, #52801)
See the difference? It is users vs. installs. This is mentioned in the linked article too.
You'll need data on how many Linux users actually use LibreOffice (as opposed to Google Docs, Abiword, Calligra, … or even no office suite at all).
Posted Nov 5, 2012 11:03 UTC (Mon) by Otus (guest, #67685)
There's also a difference between download vs install, and download vs use.
Ultimately any such measure is just an estimate.
Also, I use LibreOffice only to view documents I get sent or download. I've
opened LO maybe once a month. Does that make me a user or not?
Posted Nov 5, 2012 14:39 UTC (Mon) by Tom6 (guest, #60418)
Posted Nov 5, 2012 15:28 UTC (Mon) by Tom6 (guest, #60418)
I know some people do work in both projects and some bounce backwards and forwards between the 2. Oracle tried to squish it, to prevent people working on both, so some people just sweated-it-out and others created a 2nd on-line identity. While people higher-up in organisations try to create barriers between people the people doing the work just get on with it and find work-arounds.
My guess is that some people work on various different projects at the same time. It would be nice to have some official liason between them but i can't see anyone really having enough time to do that.
Posted Nov 5, 2012 15:50 UTC (Mon) by nteon (subscriber, #53899)
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