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James Knott <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I just came across this article.
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The review seems to be of LibreOfice v4.0.  So, a little out of date :-)

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     He found LibreOffice lacking somewhat; I find his article lacking as well. He said that it will create flat databases which it will.But he failed to mention that it also creates relational databases. Nor did he mention that it can be used as the front end for other databases.
( Just spouting off a little. )

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I just came across this article.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418419,00.asp?mailing_id=1431647&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=E2768DCC83E0602F9C1DB70A73032992


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Re: LibreOffice 5.0 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

Yeah, I noticed it wasn't the greatest article too.


On 08/18/2015 04:35 PM, elderdanlewis wrote:

>      He found LibreOffice lacking somewhat; I find his article lacking as well. He said that it will create flat databases which it will.But he failed to mention that it also creates relational databases. Nor did he mention that it can be used as the front end for other databases.
> ( Just spouting off a little. )
>
> Dan
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> -------- Original message --------
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> To: LibreOffice <[hidden email]>
> Subject: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice 5.0 Review & Rating | PCMag.com
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> I just came across this article.
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> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418419,00.asp?mailing_id=1431647&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=E2768DCC83E0602F9C1DB70A73032992
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Hi. Is this a review for LO 4? When I click on the link I get a review
for 4.0
Steve

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Re: LibreOffice 5.0 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

I've always believed that PC Mag is in M$'s payroll and this article just
confirms my thoughts.
Il 19/ago/2015 01:24, "Steve Edmonds" <[hidden email]> ha
scritto:

> Hi. Is this a review for LO 4? When I click on the link I get a review for
> 4.0
> Steve
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> On 2015-08-19 06:22, James Knott wrote:
>
>> I just came across this article.
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>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418419,00.asp?mailing_id=1431647&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=E2768DCC83E0602F9C1DB70A73032992
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On 08/18/2015 07:23 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
> Hi. Is this a review for LO 4? When I click on the link I get a review
> for 4.0

It says 5.0, when I click on the link.


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Re: LibreOffice 5.0 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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On 08/18/2015 07:46 PM, Gabriele Ponzo wrote:
> I've always believed that PC Mag is in M$'s payroll and this article just
> confirms my thoughts.
> Il 19/ago/2015 01:24, "Steve Edmonds" <[hidden email]> ha

It's been that way for at least 20 years!


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Re: LibreOffice 5.0 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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On 2015-08-19 12:55, James Knott wrote:
> On 08/18/2015 07:23 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
>> Hi. Is this a review for LO 4? When I click on the link I get a review
>> for 4.0
> It says 5.0, when I click on the link.
>
>
Must be a redirect because that link takes me to
http://au.pcmag.com/libreoffice-40/2249/review/libreoffice-40


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Is anybody else having problems with Windows 10 / LO 5.0

Hi,
     Recently updated to Windows 10 and LO 5 and facing some issues with
refreshing the cells.

 1. When the page is scrolled down in Calc, the page does not refresh
    and requires use of arrow key to move to the correct cell
 2. When zoom in and out of page in calc is done the page is not getting
    refreshed properly - inconsistent
 3. On pivot table after filtering the row / column of the pivot table
    and refreshing the pivot, the whole page becomes chaos.
 4.

I think, i am missing some setting related to graphics in LO.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...
I am struck up after Windows updated

Regards,
Ranjith


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Re: Is anybody else having problems with Windows 10 / LO 5.0

Am 19.08.2015 um 11:09 schrieb Ranjith Kumar:

> Hi,
>     Recently updated to Windows 10 and LO 5 and facing some issues with
> refreshing the cells.
>
> 1. When the page is scrolled down in Calc, the page does not refresh
>    and requires use of arrow key to move to the correct cell
> 2. When zoom in and out of page in calc is done the page is not getting
>    refreshed properly - inconsistent
> 3. On pivot table after filtering the row / column of the pivot table
>    and refreshing the pivot, the whole page becomes chaos.
> 4.
>
> I think, i am missing some setting related to graphics in LO.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated...
> I am struck up after Windows updated
>
> Regards,
> Ranjith
>
>

LO 5 is experimental (beta at best).
Install LO 4.4.5


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Re: LibreOffice 5.0 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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On 08/18/2015 04:24 PM, zed wrote:

> James Knott <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> I just came across this article.
>>
>>
> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418419,00.asp?mailing_id=1431647&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=E2768DCC83E0602F9C1DB70A73032992
>>
> The review seems to be of LibreOfice v4.0.  So, a little out of date :-)
>
> David

Someone else, possibly from Australia also saw 4.0, whereas I see 5.0.
I guess that's what happens when you're upside down.  ;-)

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Re: Is anybody else having problems with Windows 10 / LO 5.0

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On 08/19/2015 06:25 AM, Andreas Säger wrote:
> LO 5 is experimental (beta at best).

Not according to www.libreoffice.org.

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On 19/08/15 12:07, James Knott wrote:

> On 08/18/2015 04:24 PM, zed wrote:
>> James Knott <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> I just came across this article.
>>>
>>>
>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418419,00.asp?mailing_id=1431647&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=E2768DCC83E0602F9C1DB70A73032992
>>>
>> The review seems to be of LibreOfice v4.0.  So, a little out of date :-)
>>
>> David
>
> Someone else, possibly from Australia also saw 4.0, whereas I see 5.0.
> I guess that's what happens when you're upside down.  ;-)
>

Well, it looks like a 4.0 review to me. Firefox gives page info as
published time: 2013-05-01T16:57:00+00:00
and the page says "Version 4.0, recently released, looks a lot like the
long-running 3.x series, but ...."

I'm definitely in the northern hemisphere, unless continental drift has
increased :-)


I wish these guys would date their reviews!


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Re: Is anybody else having problems with Windows 10 / LO 5.0

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Am 19.08.2015 um 13:11 schrieb James Knott:
> On 08/19/2015 06:25 AM, Andreas Säger wrote:
>> LO 5 is experimental (beta at best).
>
> Not according to www.libreoffice.org.
>

Surprise, surprise.


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 > James Knott <[hidden email]> wrote:
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 > http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418419,00.asp?mailing_id=1431647&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=E2768DCC83E0602F9C1DB70A73032992
 > >
 > >
 >
 > The review seems to be of LibreOfice v4.0.  So, a little out of date :-)

When I click on it, it says 5.0.

But I don't agree with this: "Clunky interface. Confusing menu options". Actually I find the new MS Office interface quite confusing, and the LO menu's much easier to use. Maybe I am just a bit too old-fashioned :)
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Re: LibreOffice 5.0 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

Well, eventually we had to find _someone_ who actually liked the
ribbon, and apparently it is this reviewer.

Regards,



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> zed wrote:
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>  > James Knott <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>  > > I just came across this article.
>  > >
>  > >
>  > http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418419,00.asp?mailing_id=1431647&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=E2768DCC83E0602F9C1DB70A73032992
>  > >
>  > >
>  >
>  > The review seems to be of LibreOfice v4.0.  So, a little out of date :-)
>
> When I click on it, it says 5.0.
>
> But I don't agree with this: "Clunky interface. Confusing menu options". Actually I find the new MS Office interface quite confusing, and the LO menu's much easier to use. Maybe I am just a bit too old-fashioned :)
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Re: LibreOffice 5.0 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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When I click the link in either Chrome or Firefox, I go to a Libreoffice
5.0 review dated August 17, 2015.

On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 7:15 AM, Mike Scott <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> On 19/08/15 12:07, James Knott wrote:
>
>> On 08/18/2015 04:24 PM, zed wrote:
>>
>>> James Knott <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> I just came across this article.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418419,00.asp?mailing_id=1431647&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=E2768DCC83E0602F9C1DB70A73032992
>>>
>>>>
>>>> The review seems to be of LibreOfice v4.0.  So, a little out of date :-)
>>>
>>> David
>>>
>>
>> Someone else, possibly from Australia also saw 4.0, whereas I see 5.0.
>> I guess that's what happens when you're upside down.  ;-)
>>
>>
> Well, it looks like a 4.0 review to me. Firefox gives page info as
> published time: 2013-05-01T16:57:00+00:00
> and the page says "Version 4.0, recently released, looks a lot like the
> long-running 3.x series, but ...."
>
> I'm definitely in the northern hemisphere, unless continental drift has
> increased :-)
>
>
> I wish these guys would date their reviews!
>
>
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Re: LibreOffice 5.0 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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List Ahoy:

It is perturbing to see that different parties can click on the same
link, and see dramatically different results.

We have been blaming it on an antipodal bias, but now Mike Scott weighs
in from the near-arctic with the same distortion.

I don't know how to find the Firefox "page info" he cites, but its May,
2013 date is telling.

The Micro$$ hagiography I see is definitely 5.0, starting off with:

"By Edward Mendelson <http://www.pcmag.com/author-bio/edward-mendelson>

LibreOffice, the leading free desktop-style alternative to Microsoft
Office <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2383731,00.asp>$81.78 at
Amazon
<http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418419,00.asp?mailing_id=1431647&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=E2768DCC83E0602F9C1DB70A73032992#>,
just got a new version number, a more modern-looking interface, improved
import and export filters, and a vast number of bug fixes. But don't get
the idea that LibreOffice 5.0 is massively different from the previous
version (4.4), or that if you're not using LibreOffice now, version 5.0
will make you want it. However, if you or your business can't afford or
don't want to use a proprietary, for-pay office suite, LibreOffice 5.0
is your best bet.

*Version Confusion*
Until late in its development, LibreOffice 5.0 was known by the version
number 4.5. If you're using version 4.x now, version 5.0 is a smooth,
mostly hassle-free upgrade. If you tried LibreOffice 4.x and found it
wanting, the new version won't change your mind."


Does Bro Scott have an ancestral bias for the Fatal Shore powerful
enough to invert the internet?


trj


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On 19/08/15 18:07, mxk wrote:
...

> I don't know how to find the Firefox "page info" he cites, but its May,
> 2013 date is telling.

Right-click in the page and pick 'page info'.

There's something unusual about the site (clearly!) -- I've just tried
an ancient IE in a VM -- it puts up the "4.0" page with a couple of
warning dialogue boxes, one saying about a secure connection, and one
that it can't open the page (???!!! even though it did!). When I close
them, the page clears to a 'cannot display' message; although by a bit
of fiddling, it's persuadable to continue to show the wrong page. Weird.

...
>
> Does Bro Scott have an ancestral bias for the Fatal Shore powerful
> enough to invert the internet?

Nope. Gaelic ancestry if anything (or so I'm told). Does that count?

I wonder if they've redundant servers with load balancing, and one's out
of sync.


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