01 Jun

LibreOffice speed update

Yesterday, the LibreOffice Foundation, posted about a really important update of his office solution suite. For every Linux user (including Lubuntu users who installed this) is highly recommendable to upgrade. The goal is achieving up to a 100% speed improvement. It’s indicated for low hardware spec computers and those who use Lubuntu as primary OS, specially when managing big files. To update up to the version 3.5.4 you’ll need to add the PPA, using a terminal, and do the magic:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Read the full article at Linux Today.

[21:47 EDIT]

Thanks, Jason (see comments), for inspiring me to be more clear when posting. So here are my replies:

  • LibreOffice.org is not the official web for the suite, just a blog portal for news. The Document Foundation (owners of this fork) is who published the update. You can read the article. They are the makers of the suite
  • About the percentage, it’s obvious. Normaly you can afford an improvement of a 5 or 10%, but this time, speed was increased a 100% PLUS over the current loading speed, thus the resulting overall performance may be up to a 200%
  • About the PPA, well, this repository is maintained by those who later (after testing a few days) will upload to the general catalog of Ubuntu. So, if you don’t trust this PPA, you don’t trust Ubuntu coders. This is not a nightly, daily or testing PPA, it’s a release one

I think I’ve been clear enough. I’d never post nothing without verification. Or is this comment a troll itself?