One thing that some people have found on the internet when they’ve been researching this piece of software is something called “Portable Open Office”. This is something that we haven’t mentioned on our website as of yet so a lot of people who have done this don’t actually know what it is, so in this article we thought we’d tell you about it and whether or not it should be executed on your system. We’re going to tell you some pretty general information about it now.
When you download the office suite through our website and then execute the file you’ve obtained, you’ll be asked to install it onto your system. All of the files required to run this tool will be placed into the relevant places so that it can operate properly – without doing this, none of the tools in the suite will be able to operate properly. It’s important to note that it is possible to uninstall it if you really want to, although most people see no need. This is pretty standard for a piece of software, so what exactly does this portable version do that’s different?
The portable version claims to allow you to run Open Office without having to install it onto your computer. You get provided with one file which contains everything, when you execute the file it will empty the required contents into a temporary directory and then run it for you, skipping out the process of having to wait for the installer. The developers of this version claim it’s to make things easier for you and may even be faster, but we want to explain why this isn’t actually the case and why the genuine installer versions of tools are usually the best option to go with, especially if you’re going to be using it on a regular basis.
If on an average day you want to run one of the tools in the office suite then you’ll obviously be wanting a quick start-up time. With the portable version, you’ll have to wait for longer because over 200MB of data will have to be transferred into temporary directories and remember that the office suite wasn’t built to operate in this situation so it isn’t very efficient. The installer version will already have all of the components it needs in the right place so that it can start up immediately. The installer may take a few minutes initially but the time you’ll save in future by doing so will be massive.
In conclusion, the only recommended use of this portable Open Office download is if you only want to use it once and then never again. It’s also important to say that this isn’t official and isn’t guaranteed to work by the developers at all, so it isn’t necessarily safe to run on your computer. Who knows what the tool could be doing in the background. The risks far outweigh the benefits in our opinion, so the best thing to do is to stick to the version that millions of people around the world are using rather than a small portable one made by unknown developers which may not actually work as described. You can find the download you really do want on our website if you want to get started now and take advantage of the great benefits that this set of business tools will be able to offer to you and your business.