I have Windows 8 64, and I am wondering if Libreoffice works in the system. Thanks.
First time here? Check out the FAQ!
Yes, sure. I'm absolutely not familiar with Windows 8, but I think except for some UI changes etc it's quite the same as Windows 7. I know some people who're testing LibreOffice on a Windows 8 x64 bit system, so I think that'll be an answer on your question.
Some interesting links:
PS: probably next week's the release of our 4.0 version; maybe it's interesting to follow that up.
LibreOffice 32-Bit runs nicely on Windows 64-Bit installations.
A pure port of LibreOffice to 64-Bit on Windows (64-Bit for Linux already exists for a long time) is in the planning: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61683 It is also suggested as an idea for a student in Google Summer of Code 2013.
I have just started using LO on a new Windows 8 64-bit PC. I have removed all the junk supplied with the machine and stopped just about everything not necessary. The only thing you CAN'T seem to do anything about is Microsoft's Automatic Maintenance. Even if you delete the task, it is reinstated the next day. However you can see when it has run and so eliminate it from causing problems with LO.
I have had the following problems, with both Calc and Write:
Freezing temporarily, as described above. No other application does this (after 4 months use). The timing does not correlate with MS Auto Maintenance. Kaspersky Anti-Virus recognizes LO in its application list and so is unlikely to be interfering.
Freezing permanently and becoming unresponsive. Task Manager reveals several LO processes which have to be manually killed to recover from this.
Crashing and going round a recovery cycle, apparently successfully.
I was hoping to migrate to LO before releasing the PC to others in the household. But the above behaviour is unacceptable. The previous application was MSOffice XP 2002, which is very stable. I REALLY don't want to have to buy a new MSOffice package, but the LO problems have to be fixed.
I'm running LibreOffice 4.01 on Windows 8 64 bit now (Samsung laptop OEM install). It runs but not well. Not sure if it's autosave or what the problem is , but it frequeuntly freezes and stops responding four about 30 seconds, then resumes again. Sometimes it crashes and does the whole document recovery thing.
Windows 8 may seem to look a lot like Windows 7 when you disregard the metro screen, but under the hood it seems quite clunky. I was told it'd run faster than Win 7, which it does - when it's not pausing everything to run something in the background. Frequently find the synaptic mouse pointer stops working for awhile etc... If you've got the choice, stay with Windows 7 if you want to use Libre Office.
Asked: 2013-02-04 19:23:26 +0200
Seen: 27,332 times
Last updated: Apr 30 '13