MacInTouch Community discussions touch on the following topics (among others):
2019 Mac Pro discussion talks about hard drive support, $400 wheels, support documents, PC price comparisons, security locks, CPU families/prices, Thunderbolt Display compatibility, thermal/acoustic engineering, PCIe card support, etc.
MacInTouch Community discussions include the following current topics, among others:
- Adobe alternatives – Affinity sale prices; InDesign conversions
- Apple quality – iPhone 11 GPS bugs
- Apple software updates – download links
- Audio – Catalina-compatible clean-up
- Displays – Pro Display XDR details; BenQ 32-inch 4K USB-C HDR
- Email – Exchange spam-filtering problems
- Help please – 2009 MacBook vs. macOS 10.13
- iOS – update issues and changes; security patch
- iTunes alternatives – Idagio classical streaming
- Linux – iOS terminal apps; AirPrint Pi server; SMB issues
- macOS Catalina – QuickTime 7 replacement; Safari update; 64-bit Fetch
- Microsoft Office – security updates, macOS 10.13 requirement
- Old systems – Apple II software, Applesauce
- Raspberry Pi et al – Arduino, Raspbian virtualization, SD card corruption, etc.
- Scams – nasty Apple Support phone scams
- Security – solar setup
LibreOffice is a cross-platform, open-source office software suite from The Document Foundation that offers word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, a drawing application that does 3D, a database front-end, and file compatibility with Microsoft Office and other formats. (See LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office feature comparison for more details.)
The latest LibreOffice version is “a feature-rich major release of the LibreOffice 6 family with better performance, a large number of new and improved features, and enhanced interoperability with proprietary document formats.” (See also: LibreOffice security updates.)
LibreOffice 6.3.2 is a free, donationware download for OS X 10.10 and up (with a separately installed Java Runtime Environment (JRE) required for some features, notably the database front-end, Base), and it runs on Windows and Linux, as well.
LibreOffice 6.2.7 is a “more mature version” recommended for enterprise, corporate environments and more conservative users who don’t need all the very latest features.
LibreOffice Online is available as a Docker image, “which provides basic collaborative editing of documents in a browser by re-using the LibreOffice core; rendering fidelity should be excellent, and interoperability match that of LibreOffice” for those willing to set up the necessary host platform.