[olug] OT - Openoffice
dynatron at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 15:21:22 UTC 2010
will said it for me...
in addition, i was quite amused by most of the sources... sounds like a list
of fake companies...no fortune 500 names in this list:
pittsford school district
central scotland police
SARAR group (scarves dept.)
orange county schools
art of transport logistics
forsyth county schools
come on...scarves dept?!
maybe i read it wrong
On Oct 14, 2010 10:44 PM, "Will Langford" <unfies at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Kelly Williams
> <kellywilliams81 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I found this out on yahoo news.I thought you all should see this video on
>> youtube on how Microsoft is trashing Openoffice.org and how big of a
>> it is. Not true to me its simpler to use than Micro$oft office. What
>> me that they turned off the comments on there so no one can make a
> Ars also ran a story about it.
> comments section seems to congeal into a sentiment that OOo is fine for
> hobby / home use, but that it isn't so useful in a full spreadsheet jockey
> office dweller scenario. The comments section also aptly mention that
> Exchange and other integration in Office is sorely missing from OOo.
> While there's not much to be said for the original Microsoft commercial,
> comments section of the Ars article are worth reading IMHO.
> I typically avoid any office programs at all costs... I'm a coder damnit
> But I have used OOo in the past for a few things with very little trouble.
> Granted, I'd prolly still use Word Perfect for DOS if I had ease of access
> to it.... since I tend to only use the word processor in office suites,
> skipping all the spreadsheet & presentation stuff. Abiword seemed alright
> in my book as well.
> It's been years since I've used any OOo / Office app, so ... while I may
> think OOo is just fine, I'm sure there are regular Office users who would
> disagree.... and I can't really offer a 'recent' opinion.
> Also - it's important to note that this is a good sign that OOo has become
> important enough to warrant stomping on by Microsoft. It's also a great
> avenue of attack, since OOo should be a flagship open source application.
> you discredit a flagship product, it's much easier to discredit the
> ecosystem from whence it came.
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