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    Phoronix: Collabora Begins Supporting LibreOffice

    SUSE's LibreOffice team is joining Collabora and forming the Collabora Productivity group where they will be offering commercial support for the open-source office suite and expanding their focus...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ1MTk

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    They really need to focus on improving stability and M$ word compatibility. Yesterday I tried to load a .docx file and the whole computer freezed for several seconds, I couldn't believe it. Oh, my computer has a 6 core CPU with 8 GB of RAM, I don't know what would happen to a lower end computer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargames View Post
    They really need to focus on improving stability and M$ word compatibility. Yesterday I tried to load a .docx file and the whole computer freezed for several seconds, I couldn't believe it. Oh, my computer has a 6 core CPU with 8 GB of RAM, I don't know what would happen to a lower end computer...
    Probably I/O bound if I had to guess. Takes time loading word documents into RAM after all, then rendering them to the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargames View Post
    They really need to focus on improving stability and M$ word compatibility. Yesterday I tried to load a .docx file and the whole computer freezed for several seconds, I couldn't believe it. Oh, my computer has a 6 core CPU with 8 GB of RAM, I don't know what would happen to a lower end computer...
    Instead of focusing on supporting enigma-like file formats, they should concentrate on improving the general user experience of LO.
    The GUI still needs a lot of clarification for easier and more logical access to different functionalities.

    And about the commercial support, it's a great thing, IMO. The lack of commercial support has always been whined about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargames View Post
    They really need to focus on improving stability and M$ word compatibility. Yesterday I tried to load a .docx file and the whole computer freezed for several seconds, I couldn't believe it. Oh, my computer has a 6 core CPU with 8 GB of RAM, I don't know what would happen to a lower end computer...
    Some people kept forgetting the issue was intentionally created by Microsoft to slow the competition with its 6,000 pages of documentations containing obscure codes that can be only used with Windows system.
    Ironically, the issue you described also affected OSX Mountain Lion with Microsoft own Word 2011 running on a 2011 iMac equipped with Intel i5 quad-cores and 4GB RAM using the same .docx format.
    Plus, Microsoft Office 2013 apparently supports Open Document Format which should be used instead,

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    Quote Originally Posted by finalzone View Post
    Some people kept forgetting the issue was intentionally created by Microsoft to slow the competition with its 6,000 pages of documentations containing obscure codes that can be only used with Windows system.
    Ironically, the issue you described also affected OSX Mountain Lion with Microsoft own Word 2011 running on a 2011 iMac equipped with Intel i5 quad-cores and 4GB RAM using the same .docx format.
    Plus, Microsoft Office 2013 apparently supports Open Document Format which should be used instead,
    Saving as ODT is supported in Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 and above. However, support is limited to a strict implementation of features described in the last published OASIS specification as relates to that version - i.e. Office 2010 only supports what was in the ODT specification prior to 2010, and so on. This means many features can't be used in MSOffice when saving as ODT, since the ODT spec isn't complete (and OOo/LO use pre-standards features to ODT)

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