LibreOffice 32bit or 64bit for 64bit Mac with OS X 10.8

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  1. alex0002 macrumors 6502

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    I'm running OS X 10.8.5 and use LibreOffice for spreadsheets and other documents. Last time I installed the 64bit version, but I see the latest update notification takes me to the page for the x86 32bit application:
    http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/?type=mac-x86&lang=en-US&version=4.2.4

    But when I open safari and go to the libreoffice.org download page, I get taken to a page which offers the 64bit download:
    http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/

    Is there any reason to prefer the 32bit vs the 64bit version?
     
  2. Sciuriware macrumors regular

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    LibreOffice 32bit or 64bit

    Hello,
    probably the website does a wrong guess about the machine you're working on.
    I suppose you should run 64-bit applications on 64-bit hardware.

    Then again, since I found some strange bugs in the MAC version of LO,
    that don't exist in the 32-bit version for XP, it makes me wonder if
    the 32-bit version is the same program.
    Now, installing and uninstalling such software on OSX is a piece of cake
    on OSX (compared to other OS's), so we both could find out which version
    is better. Hint: the bug I found (which was not fixed yet) is damage to
    URL's in a table when clicked in sequence.
    And I still wonder in what language all these LO versions have been written.
    If they're not the same, it would not be a good case.
    ;JOOP!
     
  3. alex0002 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks - I'm going to try the 64bit LibreOffice again - as you mentioned, if there are any problems it's a simple matter of installing the 32bit version.
     
  4. Sciuriware macrumors regular

    Sciuriware

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    Hi,
    I just uninstalled my 64-bit version and installed the 32-bit version of the 4.2.4:
    ..............
    well, exactly the same bug.
    So I may conclude that the bit-width doesn't matter much and
    so I returned to the latest 64-bits version and will wait for repairs ......
    Btw.: the 32-bit version won't address more than some 1500Mb internal
    but I guess that's enough for you.
    ;JOOP!
     

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