Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Oct 2009 22:04 UTC
Microsoft Are you familiar with Microsoft Works? It's sort of a My First Office Suite kind of thing which includes support for Microsoft Word and Excel documents. It is usually not sold separately, but instead comes pre-installed on new OEM machines. Well, Microsoft has announced today that it will kill Microsoft Works, and replace it with Microsoft Office 2010 Starter - an ad-supported version of Office 2010.
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RE[6]: aaarrrgh!!!!
by greygandalf on Mon 12th Oct 2009 07:36 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: aaarrrgh!!!!"
greygandalf
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2008-04-07

Well, everyone has its tastes.
I hate the 2007 UI. The ribbon is a something for play-skool with its icons.
Well-organized traditional menus are just more powerful. Maybe for the basic features you need some more training, but those are in the toolbar too.

It is what I like about OO.org! Sadly I have seen screenshots of them copying the ribbon in the upcoming releases.

For me OO.org has only one fault: bad MS-Office compatibility. I need to be able to load and save a doc, xls or ppt file in an office suite. The files come from customers, colleagues, they can use Office 2003, 2007... I can't enforce that. I need to be able to load, modify and re-save that file.

If this operation messes up graphics, settings... then it is of no use.

For my "own" work, sure it is fine. It has more features than I need (Exactly like MS-Office). BUt that is different, for my personal work I can choose also other programs.

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