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Re: The OpenOffice FUD Campaign has Begun

__/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Monday 06 March 2006 11:27 \__

> On 2006-03-06, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
> something concerning:
>> __/ [ Peter Köhlmann ] on Monday 06 March 2006 09:57 \__
>>> Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 06 Mar 2006 08:54:43 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/3517/106/
>>>>> In a nutshell, OO is said to be 10 years behind.
>>>>> Why do Microsoft even bother to comment about the competition? I direct
>>>>> the question at Larry.
>>>> While parts of OO may be pretty up to date, overall OO *IS* about 10
>>>> years
>>>> behind other products.  Even other non-Microsoft products, like Apple's
>>>> Keynote.
>>>> OO has no equivelent to InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Project,
>>>> etc... (all part of the "office" system).  OpenOffice's response to
>>>> Access is feeble, and doesn't offer a fraction of the functionality of
>>>> Access. Draw is ridiculously under powered compared to Visio.
>>>> That's without even getting into the "core" apps (Word Processor,
>>>> Spreadsheet, Presentation).  Of the three, OO Calc is probably the
>>>> closes
>>>> to matching the MS version.  OO Writer is pretty comparable with Word
>>>> for about 50% of the features, and OO Impress is light years behind
>>>> Powerpoint.
>>>> Finally, when Office 12 ships, this is going to push OOo back even
>>>> further. One feature alone will seriously show how far behind OOo is,
>>>> and that's "live" preview, which shows what the result of various
>>>> actions will be in your text live before applying.
>>>> Now, granted, some basic word processing is all that lots of people
>>>> need. But lots of other people need more.
>>> See, Erik?
>>> FUD. FUD. And FUD.
>>> Nothing than FUD from you. You have not even bothered to substantiate
>>> with examples where and why you think that OO is so horrible.
>>> Nope. You simply claimed it is
>>> BTW, why is the NTFS journals location  so much better than the EXT3 one?
>>> This is just another example of one of your claims which don't have the
>>> slightest shred of truth to them
>> ...He also hijacked the thread as I was looking forward to Larry's
>> response. To add context, Larry argued that COLA participants do nothing
>> but complain about software from Microsoft.
> Erik hijacks every chance he gets. And it nearly always ends up
> inspiring more of the anti-M$ stuff that he's (and Larry's) claiming
> because it will include some anti-linux/anti-OSS material at the same
> time (sometimes more subtle than others) or some unsupportable pro-
> monopoly line of hoo-hah.
> I noted when I saw it, too, that Erik decided he was Larry for the
> purposes of "answering" (inserting of hijacking materials, falsehood,
> diversion, supposition, advertising and FUD) your query.
> And I still say that Larry is seeing the symptom and calling it the
> disease. The disease is, in reality, those like Erik, tab, Flatso,
> DooFu$, Bilge et al. Take those away and watch the anti-M$ material
> (the symptom) dwindle to near nothing.
> Now, back to Larry describing the high temperature brought on by the
> sickness as though it _is_ the sickness......

Hey, that last bit just ain't fair. Larry doesn't see everything as either
black or white, so some folks here don't appreciate his presence. I am
pleased enough to see an ex-Microsoft employee employing 2 SuSE machines and
one Ubuntu machine, just as I do. It does say something.

By the way, sorry about the typos (subject line included). I am not moronic,
but I just posted this reference in haste through a terminal while having
breakfast. It was Slashdotted only minutes beforehand.

Best wishes,


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