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asked 2015-10-07 04:32:14 +0200

Rachael gravatar image

updated 2015-10-07 15:07:54 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I tried downloading 5.0.2 first and it failed after about an hour. Then 4.4.5 and it gave up after about twenty minutes. Operating system is Windows 8.1.

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answered 2015-10-07 18:17:21 +0200

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You might try another mirror site. Sometimes you get the slowskis. In the download/Donation page under the download file is a tiny green button "use an other mirror".

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answered 2015-10-07 15:27:40 +0200

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Hi Rachael

I would not advise trying to use LO-5 under Windows at this time. Excessively buggy. Use LO-4 from LibreOffice Still instead.

They are huge downloads. If you are having network problems I would actually advise using wget. This is provided by default under Linux but is also available for Windows (download & install the binaries (3MB)).

It is a console program (command-line).

:~$ wget --help
GNU Wget 1.12, a non-interactive network retriever.
Usage: wget [OPTION]... [URL]...

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
  -c,  --continue                resume getting a partially-downloaded file.

Thus wget -c file-url will pick up an interrupted download & you can keep going until you get it all.

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