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No. Move to Linux immediately, and stop allowing Redmond to treat you as a test-bed.

No. Move to Linux immediately, and stop allowing Redmond to treat you as a test-bed. test-bed.

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No. Move to Linux immediately, and stop allowing Redmond to treat you as a test-bed.

If humour ticks you off (✔) , (✔), then do not hesitate to down-grade this answer.

No. Move Windows 8 was such a PITA of an OS that, initially, I gave a very flippant reply to Linux immediately, and stop allowing Redmond a question that no-one had bothered to treat you as answer & which now, many many months later, was no longer relevant to either the LO version nor the OS referenced in the question (it was asked before I joined this site). However, in the broad sense the question is still relevant for everyone that uses Windows & thinks to use what, for LO neophytes, will be an untrusted organisation & product. So, I'll try to give it a test-bed.reply with a bit more bottom:-

If humour ticks you off (✔), then do not hesitate to down-grade this answer.

Windows 8 was such a PITA of an OS that, initially, I gave a very flippant reply to a question that no-one had bothered to answer & which now, many many months later, was no longer relevant to either the LO version nor the OS referenced in the question (it was asked before I joined this site). However, in the broad sense the question is still relevant for everyone that uses Windows & thinks to use what, for LO neophytes, will be an untrusted organisation & product. So, I'll try to give it a reply with a bit more bottom:-

I'm an old-age GIT ("Gentleman of Independent Thought") and remember the day when both hardware & software were carefully tested before release by companies that lived or died by their reputation for reliability. No longer. That process began to wither with the promotion of M$ by Big Blue, had a wooden stake driven into it's heart by Linus Torvalds & was cemented as the modern way of business as Google emerged to prominence amidst a cloud of dust.

Old business hardware lasted decades. Everyone is amazed if modern hardware lasts 5 years (the rot began near the end of the last millennium). Thus, the modern software cycle uses it's users to test it's software. LO deal with this by offering Fresh & Stable releases:-

Fresh:

Essentially, untested software.

LO describes it thus:

LibreOffice Fresh is the stable version with the most recent features.

Users interested in taking advantage of our most innovative features should download and use our fresh version.

Still:

Essentially, software road-tested by users.

LO describes it thus:

LibreOffice Fresh is the stable version with the most recent features.

Users interested in taking advantage of our most innovative features should download and use our fresh version.

That seems, to me, a good compromise between the (perfectly reasonable) desire for reliability of the old matched by the gimme gimme of the new. Your choice as to which you use.

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)

Windows 8 was such a PITA of an OS that, initially, I gave a very flippant reply to a question that no-one had bothered to answer & which now, many many months later, was no longer relevant to either the LO version nor the OS referenced in the question (it was asked before I joined this site). However, in the broad sense the question is still relevant for everyone that uses Windows & thinks to use what, for LO neophytes, will be an untrusted organisation & product. So, I'll try to give it a reply with a bit more bottom:-

I'm an old-age GIT ("Gentleman of Independent Thought") and remember the day when both hardware & software were carefully tested before release by companies that lived or died by their reputation for reliability. No longer. That process began to wither with the promotion of M$ by Big Blue, had a wooden stake driven into it's heart by Linus Torvalds & was cemented as the modern way of business as Google emerged to prominence amidst a cloud of dust.

Old business hardware lasted decades. Everyone is amazed if modern hardware lasts 5 years (the rot began near the end of the last millennium). Thus, the modern software cycle uses it's users to test it's software. LO deal with this by offering Fresh & Stable releases:-

Fresh:

Essentially, untested software.

LO describes it thus:

LibreOffice Fresh is the stable version with the most recent features.

Users interested in taking advantage of our most innovative features should download and use our fresh version.

Still:

Essentially, software road-tested by users.

LO describes it thus:

LibreOffice Fresh Still is the stable version with the most recent features.

Users interested in taking advantage of our most innovative features should download and use our fresh version.
that has undergone more testing (over a longer time).

It is usually recommended for more conservative use.

That seems, to me, a good compromise between the (perfectly reasonable) desire for reliability of the old matched by the gimme gimme of the new. Your choice as to which you use.

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)

Windows 8 was such a PITA of an OS that, initially, I gave a very flippant reply to a question that no-one had bothered to answer & which now, many many months later, was no longer relevant to either the LO version nor the OS referenced in the question (it was asked before I joined this site). However, in the broad sense the question is still relevant for everyone that uses Windows & thinks to use what, for LO neophytes, will be an untrusted organisation & product. So, I'll try to give it a reply with a bit more bottom:-

I'm an old-age GIT ("Gentleman of Independent Thought") and remember the day when both hardware & software were carefully tested before release by companies that lived or died by their reputation for reliability. No longer. That process began to wither with the promotion of M$ by Big Blue, had a wooden stake driven into it's heart by Linus Torvalds & was cemented as the modern way of business as Google emerged to prominence amidst a cloud of dust.

Old business hardware lasted decades. Everyone is amazed if modern hardware lasts 5 years (the rot began near the end of the last millennium). Thus, the modern software cycle uses it's users to test it's software. LO deal with this by offering Pre-Release, Fresh & Stable releases:-

Pre-Release:

Essentially, untested software.

LO describes it thus:

These are pre-release versions and are not recommended for production use.

Fresh:

Essentially, untested little-tested software.

LO describes it thus:

LibreOffice Fresh is the stable version with the most recent features.

Users interested in taking advantage of our most innovative features should download and use our fresh version.

Still:

Essentially, software road-tested by users.

LO describes it thus:

LibreOffice Still is the stable version that has undergone more testing (over a longer time).

It is usually recommended for more conservative use.

That seems, to me, a good compromise between the (perfectly reasonable) desire for reliability of the old matched by the gimme gimme of the new. Your choice as to which you use.

(many thanks to Doug for info on the Pre-Release software)

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)

Windows 8 was such a PITA of an OS that, initially, I gave a very flippant reply to a question that no-one had bothered to answer & which now, many many months later, was no longer relevant to either the LO version nor the OS referenced in the question (it was asked before I joined this site). However, in the broad sense the question is still relevant for everyone that uses Windows & thinks to use what, for LO neophytes, will be an untrusted organisation & product. So, I'll try to give it a reply with a bit more bottom:-

I'm an old-age GIT ("Gentleman of Independent Thought") and remember the day when both hardware & software were carefully tested before release by companies that lived or died by their reputation for reliability. No longer. That process began to wither with the promotion of M$ by Big Blue, had a wooden stake driven into it's heart by Linus Torvalds & was cemented as the modern way of business as Google emerged to prominence amidst a cloud of dust.

Old business hardware lasted decades. Everyone is amazed if modern hardware lasts 5 years (the rot began near the end of the last millennium). Thus, the modern software cycle uses it's users to test it's software. LO deal with this by offering Pre-ReleaseDevelopment, Fresh & Stable releases:-

Pre-Release:Development:

Essentially, untested software.

LO describes it thus:

These are pre-release versions and are not recommended for production use.

Fresh:

Essentially, little-tested software.

LO describes it thus:

LibreOffice Fresh is the stable version with the most recent features.

Users interested in taking advantage of our most innovative features should download and use our fresh version.

Still:

Essentially, software road-tested by users.

LO describes it thus:

LibreOffice Still is the stable version that has undergone more testing (over a longer time).

It is usually recommended for more conservative use.

That seems, to me, a good compromise between the (perfectly reasonable) desire for reliability of the old matched by the gimme gimme of the new. Your choice as to which you use.

(many thanks to Doug for info on the Pre-Release Development software)

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)

Windows 8 was such a PITA of an OS that, initially, I gave a very flippant reply to a question that no-one had bothered to answer & which now, many many months later, was no longer relevant to either the LO version nor the OS referenced in the question (it was asked before I joined this site). However, in the broad sense the question is still relevant for everyone that uses Windows & thinks to use what, for LO neophytes, will be an untrusted organisation & product. So, I'll try to give it a reply with a bit more bottom:-

I'm an old-age GIT ("Gentleman of Independent Thought") and remember the day when both hardware & software were carefully tested before release by companies that lived or died by their reputation for reliability. No longer. That process began to wither with the promotion of M$ by Big Blue, had a wooden stake driven into it's heart by Linus Torvalds & was cemented as the modern way of business as Google emerged to prominence amidst a cloud of dust.

Old business hardware lasted decades. Everyone is amazed if modern hardware lasts 5 years (the rot began near the end of the last millennium). Thus, the modern software cycle uses it's users to test it's software. LO deal with this by offering Development, Fresh & StableStill releases:-

Development:

Essentially, untested software.

LO describes it thus:

These are pre-release versions and are not recommended for production use.

Fresh:

Essentially, little-tested software.

LO describes it thus:

LibreOffice Fresh is the stable version with the most recent features.

Users interested in taking advantage of our most innovative features should download and use our fresh version.

Still:

Essentially, software road-tested by users.

LO describes it thus:

LibreOffice Still is the stable version that has undergone more testing (over a longer time).

It is usually recommended for more conservative use.

That seems, to me, a good compromise between the (perfectly reasonable) desire for reliability of the old matched by the gimme gimme of the new. Your choice as to which you use.

(many thanks to Doug for info on the Development software)

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)