Issue 74860 - More prominent mention of compatibility with Microsoft Vista needed
Summary: More prominent mention of compatibility with Microsoft Vista needed
Alias: None
Product: Infrastructure
Classification: Infrastructure
Component: Website general issues (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P2 Trivial with 7 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-02-25 22:04 UTC by oblong
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description oblong 2007-02-25 22:04:17 UTC
The mailing lists are receiving many questions each day of the form, "Is OOo 
compatible with Vista?" I know that the system requirements at mention Vista. 
However, I think it would be beneficial to add Vista suitability on the home 
page, or at least add it to the "button" for "Windows" that appears after 
clicking "Download" on
Comment 1 mrkeef 2007-02-25 23:24:55 UTC
Preferably in big red flashing letters :-D

This is wasting a lot of bandwidth and time on the users list
Comment 2 kpalagin 2007-02-27 04:43:56 UTC
Yes, please do this ASAP.
Comment 3 oblong 2007-03-04 06:14:23 UTC
Perhaps an increase in the priority rating is needed? Still plenty of questions 
about this on the user's list.
Comment 4 oblong 2007-03-29 23:22:12 UTC
Perhaps now that 2.2 is out, and the download link now says, "Windows All 
versions (>98)", this could be closed?
(Although shouldn't that really say ">= 98"?)
Comment 5 emo_ 2007-04-10 11:09:03 UTC
There is still a fair amount of traffic on the users list regarding Vista 
It seems '>98' is rather ambiguous to some users and I can see why. Maybe a 
mention of all Windows versions (W98,Me,2000,XP and Vista) or if this would 
spoil the aesthetics of the site then 'All Versions (W98 to Vista)' or 
something similar.
Comment 6 oblong 2007-10-19 03:12:47 UTC
Even now (October 2007), there are still daily questions about whether OOo is 
Vista compatible. Obviously people don't know what ">98" means, so perhaps 
something could be changed.
Comment 7 noop 2007-10-19 03:46:26 UTC
Still an issue: ">98" means 'greater than', it does not mean equal to or greater

Microsoft Windows

    * Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2 or higher), Windows
XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista (enhanced Vista integration from version 2.2)

This would imply that Windows 98 *is* supported. Further, "Windows Vista
(enhanced Vista integration from version 2.2)" is confusing to new users. Does
this mean; I need 'enhanced' Vista and version 2.2?, which versions of Windows
Vista are supported?, etc.

*Please* fix these simple pages
( and so that new users
don't keep asking if OOo can be installed on Win 98 and Vista Home vs Vista xyz.

Comment 8 kazarnyc 2007-10-21 17:42:46 UTC
For the sake of brevity (i.e., we don't want to see a long list of compatible
win flavors) and of clarity (rather than correcting >98 to >=98) ... I propose:

all versions except 3 and 95

PS: Does anyone on the planet run 3 anymore?
Comment 9 mhenriday 2007-10-22 14:21:02 UTC
One can never count on users reading download or other information with care,
but like the proposer, I do think more attention to prominently posting the fact
that OOo *is* compatible with Microsoft Vista would result in fewer queries to
the user fora on this particular - and very topical - issue....