Many many changes since starting this blog on January 6, 2019, and I expect many more changes in the future. ‘The “Future” falls into the past quicker every day…


Apache OpenOffice

Am writing this post wid Apache OpenOffice (commonly known as OpenOffice) since I have decided to move on from Microsoft Office. Am not going to pay a subscription fee to use Microsoft Office or Office 365 or whatever it is called now. My 3 licensed Office Home and Student 2007 is older than ‘Cooter Brown‘ and I am not that happy wid my Office 2016.

Went for the LibreOffice *HYPE* again this morning, giving it one more try, which it quickly failed when I was changing some settings. It hung up somewhere, and wouldn’t open again…until I rebooted the computer. Uninstalled it when computer booted back up. Maybe it’s me, but LibreOffice has never worked right or even been easy to work wid, IMHO.

OpenOffice seems to work best for me, and is the easiest open source Office Suite to move around in, to change settings in, and to use.

Some noted problems, e.g. updates:

  • It said there was a new update, but it won’t do it automatically for some reason, and I don’t want to do a new download ‘n install wid it just yet, since I’m still Feelin‘ my way around in it. Overall, I am happy wid it, and right now OpenOffice Writer is my main word processor.
  • Copy and Paste seems to be a lot different than MS Word, and I have to use keyboard Ctrl+c & Ctrl+v at times to copy ‘n paste.
  • What is this, in red rectangle (doesn’t show in preview!?), after pasting into WordPress editor:

Slowly figuring it out… ☹️


CloudReady Linux

As mentioned in the 9/27/2021 log on the *Karmi’s Daily Blog Log* page, I have moved CloudReady Linux back to the first OS boot on the Linux Laptop/Tablet/Sketchbook, and am going to start learning more about that OS over the next year or so, i.e. no rush.

Converted that 12.2” Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 XE521QAB to a dual-boot Linux laptop, which meant getting rid of Chrome OS, and changing the BIOS to a new one.

Linux Distros (other than CloudReady) are just too bloated ‘n slow when compared to Chrome OS or CloudReady Linux.



Purchased a Dell XPS 13 (9310) laptop recently, and am waiting for it to arrive in second-half of next month. No other Desktop/Laptop OSes can compete wid Microsoft Windows, and I wanted a more reliable laptop than the old Acer I had…thusly, I went for the consistently #1 ranked 13” laptop around. Spending that kind of money, on a laptop, was a first for me.

Trying to plan on what word processor to use wid the new Dell XPS laptop is a main reason I decided to move on from MS Office. Had been doing a little testing on OpenOffice Writer since end of April this year, a good amount of testing last night, and wid the LibreOffice failure this morning that left Apache OpenOffice as the last Office Suite ‘Standing‘ .. so to speak. 😉

Antec Jr.‘ has a Home ‘n Student Office 2007 .. this main computer, ‘Apevia‘, has MS Office 2016 *AND* Apache OpenOffice .. ‘CM130‘ also has MS Office 2016 on it. Since Apevia is the primary computer, it is also where I do all the blogging from, and I write my posts on a word processor first ‘n then paste it into the WordPress Classic editor here.

Before the end of this year, Apache OpenOffice will on all my computers…

I will use the 12.2” Samsung as a spare laptop, and may even buy a Barebones (AKA Barebook) laptop at some point next year.



Linux Newbie blog is *ALWAYS* Under Construction ‘n moving forward! 😉

Will add this post to the Progressions of the Linux Newbie Blog ‘n Office Suites ‘n Word Processors pages.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!