[olug] OT - Openoffice
T. J. Brumfield
enderandrew at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 15:24:37 UTC 2010
How many users are out there who still hate the ribbon interface? I
imagine all those users will find OOO easier than MS Office.
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On Oct 15, 2010, at 10:21 AM, DYNATRON tech <dynatron at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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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