[olug] OT - Openoffice

DYNATRON tech 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:

speedy hire
pittsford school district
central scotland police
SARAR group (scarves dept.)
cobra auto
orange county schools
art of transport logistics
koczmarski inkasso
kredobank JSC
borschagivskiy chemical
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
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzdykNa2IBU&feature=player_embedded
>> _______________________________________________
> 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.
> -Will
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