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#26 2018-01-02 09:14

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

Hi Ken, I am going to look into this and try to find out why it isn't working as it should for you, could you post some information for me please?

1. what version of Q4OS (Scorpion or Orion)?
2. What version of Firefox (go to Help -> About to get this)
3. What architecture is your machine (i386, AMD64, Pi, other...)

Thanks

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#27 2018-01-02 14:05

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

Hi all and thank you all very much for your time. I obviously don't know what is going on with ktorrent and my set up. Strangely enough, I tried the suggestion 1st raised by Rademes and installed qbittorrent and it works!!! I'm overjoyed. Now I look at my list of apps I think I need and now only have questions.... Is LibreOffice compatible with Microsoft Office? Can documents I create, be read by Microsoft users? Is there a Daemon Tools equivalent (virtual drive tool) installed or available in Synaptic? If I could have advise on these I would be very grateful... Ken

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#28 2018-01-02 15:06

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

LinuxVirgin wrote:

Hi all and thank you all very much for your time. I obviously don't know what is going on with ktorrent and my set up. Strangely enough, I tried the suggestion 1st raised by Rademes and installed qbittorrent and it works!!! I'm overjoyed. Now I look at my list of apps I think I need and now only have questions.... Is LibreOffice compatible with Microsoft Office? Can documents I create, be read by Microsoft users? Is there a Daemon Tools equivalent (virtual drive tool) installed or available in Synaptic? If I could have advise on these I would be very grateful... Ken

Can LibreOffice docs be read by MS users?  Yes.  Will they look like you intended them to look when opened in MS Office?  Most likely no.  If they're the most basic of all documents, then they might, but if you use almost any features, then the formatting of LO vs. MS Office is different, and while much improved over the days of OpenOffice, still will come out looking off in MS Office.

What do you want virtual drives for?  Mounting of ISO's?  IF so, that is provided by the built-in mount command.  I'm not sure of EXACTLY the right command string, but you tell it to mount the iso file as a loopback type, and it mounts as a virtual drive.


q4os machine:  Acer Aspire 1 14:  Intel Celeron N3450/4 GB DDR3/32 GB eMMC/Qualcomm QCA9377AC + BT/Intel HD 500/14" 1920x1080 LCD

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#29 2018-01-02 17:26

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

LinuxVirgin wrote:

Is LibreOffice compatible with Microsoft Office? Can documents I create, be read by Microsoft users?

Hi!

some people say that this set of office applications: https://www.wps.com/linux has a very good compatibility with the MS documents. I don't know how much this is true because I only use libreoffice, but anybody can try!


Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium umpc, (1.33ghz Intel core solo, 2gb ram)/Q4OS Scorpion/Trinity+Compaq  CQ2301 (1.6ghzx2 Intel Atom 230, 1gb ram, used as a server)/Q4OS Orion/Trinity+Packard bell D2317 (2.2ghzx2 Intel Pentium, 2gb ram)/Q4OS Scorpion/Trinity

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#30 2018-01-02 17:57

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

I personally wouldn't recommend WPS.  It's linux build is alpha, hasn't been updated in 9 months, and the debian build hasn't installed properly in almost 2 years due to broken dependencies.  The company obviously cares nothing about it's linux users, and I would suggest avoiding it.


q4os machine:  Acer Aspire 1 14:  Intel Celeron N3450/4 GB DDR3/32 GB eMMC/Qualcomm QCA9377AC + BT/Intel HD 500/14" 1920x1080 LCD

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#31 2018-01-02 17:58

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

Hi Dai Trying. In answer to your questions. 1 Q4OS Scorpion. 2 Firefox Quantum 57.0 (32bit). 3. Dell Dimension E520 Intel Dual Core 2x 6320 @ 1.86GHz 3GB RAM. Hope this helps....

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#32 2018-01-02 21:11

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

Qbittorrent always works which is why Rademes and I use it. Its popular with many other distros as well for that reason.

I wouldnt bother with ktorrent and enjoy what you have,


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#33 2018-01-04 15:06

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Is LibreOffice compatible with Microsoft Office?
Not really. Microsoft office is different. Some say It is better than LibreOffice 5, but I think, MS Office does NOT worth to spend money on it's license.
Can documents I create, be read by Microsoft users?
Yes, but only if you will save them as "Microsoft Word 97-2003 (.doc)" format. My father uses OpenOffice since 2011 on work without any problems. There are problems opening .docx files in LibreOffice.
Is there a Daemon Tools equivalent (virtual drive tool) installed or available in Synaptic?
https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/how-to-m … linux.html
There is one graphical application for mounting, but I haven't used it so I can't suggest it. So read the article carefully and test it by yourself.

P.S. Hah, good nick LinuxVirgin. From LinuxVirgin to LinuxGuru! How long it will take?

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#34 2018-01-04 20:12

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

I think FreeOffice is pretty darn close to MS Office and I also use WPS as it is today and it works fine.


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#35 2018-01-05 03:18

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

crosscourt wrote:

I think FreeOffice is pretty darn close to MS Office and I also use WPS as it is today and it works fine.

FreeOffice is VERY good, as long as you don't mind not being able to SAVE as MS XML formats (can open).

WPS I'm less impressed by due to their dev team ignoring bug reports for quite literally years.  The only time I've reported bugs for the linux Softmaker Office, it was fixed within 2 weeks (I'm part of their private alpha & beta testing team also).

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q4os machine:  Acer Aspire 1 14:  Intel Celeron N3450/4 GB DDR3/32 GB eMMC/Qualcomm QCA9377AC + BT/Intel HD 500/14" 1920x1080 LCD

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#36 2018-01-05 07:45

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

I'm a long, long time user of Softmaker Office. It is the only suite that I can pretty well guarantee to produce complex .docx documents on linux that can be passed back and forth with Office users.

The other option of course is to use Office 2010 under Playonlinux or Crossover. Yes, I know we're getting into commercial software land. Office 2010 you can pick up at boot sales and Crossover costs me about £20 a year - I can cope with that.

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#37 2018-01-06 01:11

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

Not sure hes ready for that bin but a great suggestion.


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#38 2018-01-06 02:02

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

bin wrote:

I'm a long, long time user of Softmaker Office. It is the only suite that I can pretty well guarantee to produce complex .docx documents on linux that can be passed back and forth with Office users.

The other option of course is to use Office 2010 under Playonlinux or Crossover. Yes, I know we're getting into commercial software land. Office 2010 you can pick up at boot sales and Crossover costs me about £20 a year - I can cope with that.

I'm surprised, but OnlyOffice is actually even better with compatibility than SoftMaker.  My security company sent me some forms to fill out the other day, a few things were actually missing in SoftMaker (tried 2016 & 2018), but opened it in OnlyOffice and everything was there.

Admittedly, this was the FIRST time I found something that didn't work 100% from MS to Softmaker in...9, 10 years of using it.  But still, worth mentioning.


q4os machine:  Acer Aspire 1 14:  Intel Celeron N3450/4 GB DDR3/32 GB eMMC/Qualcomm QCA9377AC + BT/Intel HD 500/14" 1920x1080 LCD

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#39 2018-01-06 02:42

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Re: Complete Utter Beginner

OnlyOffice?  never heard of them but Ive had no issues with Freeoffice, my wife loves it.


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