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Re: [News] OpenOffice.org Compared to Microsoft's Fat Office

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____/ Joel on Sunday 14 Feb 2010 18:38 : \____

> Chris Ahlstrom <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> http://www.linuxjournal.com/magazine/openofficeorg-vs-microsoft-office
>>   In other words, Writer is more for advanced users, and Word for
>>   beginners.
>>Just thought that was funny.
> I'm not one who uses this kind of software for more than the
> occasional snail-mail letter, or whatever, but nonetheless, for once I
> agree with one of these blogger-type articles.  OOo's Writer, compared
> to the free trial of MS Word I installed for less than 15 minutes, is
> like a wet dream compared to a nightmare.  It's good to know that it's
> more than just the convenience to a super-casual word-processor user
> (but not really surprising).
> One thing that really struck me, beyond how fugly MS Office has gotten
> in general, was that when you comb through the install packages of
> OpenOffice, you get exactly what you expect.  By forcing MS Office Pro
> to install Word by itself, it failed to tell me that certain packages
> that weren't clearly linked to Word would be needed to avoid
> repetitive error messages when opening a Word window (even though, of
> course, I didn't actually need them, if I were willing to click past
> the dialog boxes).  They *charge* for this *shit*?!  And OOo
> *doesn't*?  What a strange world.

Some functionality moves to the Web. Microsoft will try adverts.

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