Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2008 23:23 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "After the incredible success of the Asus Eee PC, other manufacturers are ready to get their piece of the pie. This means that within the next few months we are going to see this segment go from just two devices - the Eee PC and the Nanobook (which has yet to come out in the U.S. but which we have been hearing about for some time) - to many more." Another article on the Eee says: "Five of the 10 best-selling notebooks, including the top three models this weekend do not run Windows or Mac OS X. In fact, they are different models of the same diminutive notebook the Asus Eee PC - that runs on Linux."
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RE[5]: Competition is good
by dagw on Fri 1st Feb 2008 10:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Competition is good"
dagw
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More features than Office 2007 (because Office 2007 can't do ODF or PDF)


So just because OOo has a couple of features that Office doesn't have, it all of a sudden has more features? I don't think it works that way (and math agrees with me).

But as has been said over and over again, it's not quantity of features that wins a person over, it's having the right features they need and having them work. I loath MS Office (and am no fan of OOo) and avoid it as often as I can. But when forced to use them I have to say I reluctantly prefer MS Office, not because it has more features, but because the features I need to use work better on Office than OOo.

As an example, I dropped using Photoshop for my photo editing in favour Picture Window pro (www.dl-c.com). PWP probably has less than 10% of the features PS has, but it has the right 10% that I need and those 10% work a lot better for me and are a lot easier and more powerful to use than in PS. Of course having only 10% of the features PWP will never challenge PS for market dominance, but I think the developers and all the users are quite OK with that.

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