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  • LibreOffice 6.2 Branched, The Beta Dance Begins & x86 32-bit Builds Are Deprecated

    Phoronix: LibreOffice 6.2 Branched, The Beta Dance Begins & x86 32-bit Builds Are Deprecated

    LibreOffice 6.2 was branched from master this weekend and the first beta release tagged for this open-source, cross-platform office suite...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ice-6.2-Beta-1

  • GreenReaper
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    You misunderstand: I use 32-bit LibreOffice on 64-bit Windows. I didn't put it clearly because I was thinking in the context of LibreOffice installers.

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  • grok
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    Originally posted by GreenReaper View Post

    Uh... you can just download and install a new build. I mean you may have to uninstall and reinstall but it works fine.

    The reason I use 32-bit on Windows is the reduced space and memory usage. For something I only use occasionally it's really not worth soaking up another ~50MB of SSD with it, downloading the extra bytes on updates, installing them, etc. Bobcat doesn't have huge caches either, so I imagine the code size might outweigh any performance benefits.
    It may have changed recently with Windows 10, but installing 64bit vs 32bit Windows means you void your Windows license. You can just ignore it like millions people do but others might not like it and in theory have to pay over a hundred dollars for this.

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  • grok
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    At least it's "deprecated" not removed.
    CPU performance is irrelevant it's a word processor. If there are desktop Pentium 4 users left they're probably word processors users. They type their letter or document, save it, and get this they turn off the computer when they're done with it like it's the 90s.
    Also if you have a 64bit PC from 2004/2005/2006 with 1GB RAM you should use 32bit linux on it. Same reason as on raspberry pis. It's not worth sacrificing 100MB or even 50MB RAM to the 64bit altar.

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  • jacob
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Which piece of LibreOffice do you tend to use the most? or find the most value in?

    I probably use LibreOffice sheets the most, but I think LibreOffice feels not so modern. Maybe Excel is easier and more intuitive, I don't know know.
    I use Writer 99% of the time. Still the best word processor you can get on any platform, IMHO. On the other hand Impress really sucks. Powerpoint sucks too, by the way, but for different reasons. I don't use Calc or Base so I can't comment on them.

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  • GreenReaper
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    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
    I can see that affecting more Windows users. In Linux, machines incapable of 64 bit tend to be too weak for LO, so distros tend to push lightweight solutions instead of LO, like what we see on Raspbian on a RPi. Windows on the other hand do not let you to switch freely from 32 to 64 bit versions, so you are stuck with what came with the machine.
    Uh... you can just download and install a new build. I mean you may have to uninstall and reinstall but it works fine.

    The reason I use 32-bit on Windows is the reduced space and memory usage. For something I only use occasionally it's really not worth soaking up another ~50MB of SSD with it, downloading the extra bytes on updates, installing them, etc. Bobcat doesn't have huge caches either, so I imagine the code size might outweigh any performance benefits.

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  • finalzone
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Which piece of LibreOffice do you tend to use the most? or find the most value in?

    I probably use LibreOffice sheets the most, but I think LibreOffice feels not so modern. Maybe Excel is easier and more intuitive, I don't know know.
    Speaking about modern, LibreOffice provides a variety of user interface. Wish to try them, Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Optional Features -> Check Enable experimental features.
    Should you have OpenCL installed, Tools -> OpenCL -> Allow use of OpenCL.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Writer and Calc. I don't care for the "modern" look as it doesn't affect my writing abilities. I am, however, excited about the welding effort since it will make Libreoffice feel more and more like a native GTK+ application as time progresses.

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  • MasterBlatter
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    Sorry I just see they remove LO from the new releases

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  • uid313
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    Which piece of LibreOffice do you tend to use the most? or find the most value in?

    I probably use LibreOffice sheets the most, but I think LibreOffice feels not so modern. Maybe Excel is easier and more intuitive, I don't know know.

    Leave a comment:

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