Star Office 8

  Pinelea 17:53 06 Nov 2005

As a dedicated Lotus SmartSuite user, I find Star Office 5 a useful complement for thioose who use the microsoft productsv as attachments.

I'm persuaded that the latest version, 8, will be even more helpful, but I can't download the full file; it always stops, as if complete, but at about half way. Meanwhile, Sun congratulated me in an e-mail saying it's all done!

At a fourth attempt, to "run" rather than "save", the file went to completion, and then told me it was corrupt.

Has anyone a clue about what to do next. I am not trying to download the paid-for version, but rather the "freebie"

Ralph P Smith

  GaT7 18:41 06 Nov 2005

Some possible solutions:

- Try downloading with the help of the Sun Download Manager click here.

- The server may be down - try another time/day.

- Could you tell us the name of the download file? We can look for alternative download servers/links.

- Someone with unlimited broadband could download the file, burn it on a disk & send it to you in the post. G

  Pinelea 10:16 07 Nov 2005


Thanks for your posting.

I tried Sun Download Manager but couldn't make head or tail of it. Must have a mental block or a series of senior moments - it just didn't make sense on-screen.

I tried five or six times over a couple of weeks, so doubted the server being down - and what about the time I had a full-size download, only for the display to be "file corrupt"?

The offer to look for another route to download it would be appeciated, the file name is :-


from memory it's about 140Mbyte

Looking forward to your help.

By the way, has anyone a view on the usefulness of this new version?

  Belatucadrus 11:19 07 Nov 2005

The file "so-8-eval-bin-windows-en-US.exe" is only a 90 day evaluation, if you want the free version, you need OpenOffice from click here no limitations on that one.

  HondaMan 11:43 07 Nov 2005

If you will alow me to use the envelope, I will send you a copy of the download by email

  Carbonara 11:46 07 Nov 2005

140Mb,I don't think so!

  Pinelea 18:10 07 Nov 2005

I've successfully downloaded and installed Sun Office 2.0, and it appears to do all I want.

Still puzzled why I couldn't make use of Star Office in its latest form; I guess I'll delete Star Office 5.0 now.

Still attached to Lotus SmartSuite for everyday use, though.

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