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Linux by default

Post by vikingson » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:59 pm

Have you guys considered offering Freeoffice to Linux distros? I'm thinking about repositories or PPA's to make Freeoffice more readily available. I'm not sure if your software is open source or not. But So few people seem to be aware of your software in Linux, and there ought to be a way to make it more readily available to Linux distributions. Having it as the default office software in even a few Linux distributions would be awesome.

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Re: Linux by default

Post by martin-k » Mon May 13, 2019 1:23 pm

I will talk to product management about that.
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Re: Linux by default

Post by vikingson » Mon May 13, 2019 6:04 pm

Awesome :D
If you make a way to do this please let me know. I can think of one Linux distribution that would likely add this to their personal repository.

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Re: Linux by default

Post by martin-k » Mon May 13, 2019 6:23 pm

If you have the contacts there, then please send an e-mail to sales (at) softmaker.com about getting in touch with them.
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Re: Linux by default

Post by vikingson » Mon May 13, 2019 9:15 pm

martin-k wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:23 pm
If you have the contacts there, then please send an e-mail to sales (at) softmaker.com about getting in touch with them.
Just PM'd them. Thank You!

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Re: Linux by default

Post by martin-k » Mon May 13, 2019 11:14 pm

I checked sales@ but could not find an e-mail from you.
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Re: Linux by default

Post by vikingson » Tue May 14, 2019 12:23 am

martin-k wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:14 pm
I checked sales@ but could not find an e-mail from you.
The MX Linux Dev Team are discussing their available options to add Freeoffice and should contact you shortly to see what can be worked out with you to enable it in their software installer. The leader is Jerry and you should hear from him very soon.
Thanks again for interest in doing this. Will be greater exposure for Freeoffice as MX Linux is at the top of Distrowatch's chart of Linux distributions, and good for MX Linux users as well :)

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Re: Linux by default

Post by martin-k » Sat May 25, 2019 9:29 pm

So far we haven't heard from them. Can you remind them?
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Re: Linux by default

Post by vikingson » Sun May 26, 2019 12:36 am

martin-k wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:29 pm
So far we haven't heard from them. Can you remind them?
Will do.
Thanks!

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Re: Linux by default

Post by strangenoises » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:53 pm

I would doubt many Linux distros would make a commercial office suite the default, when LibreOffice exists as an open source alternative, unless they were really strongly selling themselves as a comfortable home-from-home for Windows/Office users. For my part using Ubuntu I'm happy with the "download and install this .deb" approach, though you might look at how some other commercial software makers make the deb install the apt sources list (and presumably key) during its install process rather than a non-obvious command needing to be run.

The only problem really is that I've been looking for an alternative to LibreOffice for ages (because of its distracting font rendering issues), and I literally only just heard of you, from an Ask Jack article in The Guardian btw. Not even a recent/current article, I was doing a search, considering actually buying MS Office and losing all hope of Linux compatibility. (That said it's possible I looked some time in the past but you didn't have a Mac version then.)

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Re: Linux by default

Post by vikingson » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:51 pm

strangenoises wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:53 pm
I would doubt many Linux distros would make a commercial office suite the default, when LibreOffice exists as an open source alternative, unless they were really strongly selling themselves as a comfortable home-from-home for Windows/Office users. For my part using Ubuntu I'm happy with the "download and install this .deb" approach, though you might look at how some other commercial software makers make the deb install the apt sources list (and presumably key) during its install process rather than a non-obvious command needing to be run.

The only problem really is that I've been looking for an alternative to LibreOffice for ages (because of its distracting font rendering issues), and I literally only just heard of you, from an Ask Jack article in The Guardian btw. Not even a recent/current article, I was doing a search, considering actually buying MS Office and losing all hope of Linux compatibility. (That said it's possible I looked some time in the past but you didn't have a Mac version then.)
Manjaro now includes Freeoffice by default. MX Linux now includes Freeoffice in its package manager by default.
Thanks to the Softmaker team and and to the above distros!

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