Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by Patrik Buckau
Features, Office "OpenOffice.org 2.1 is recommend for all users, as it represents a significant improvement over all previous versions. Among other things: multiple monitor support for Impress; improved Calc HTML export; enhanced Access support for Base; even more languages; automatic notification of updates."
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RE[2]: Impress AV support
by Lettherebemorelight on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Impress AV support"
Lettherebemorelight
Member since:
2005-07-11

-1 for whining. It was modded down for good reason, but you have to keep reading the other comments to see why.

http://www.osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=16700&comment_id=191355

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RE[3]: Impress AV support
by Gooberslot on Tue 12th Dec 2006 22:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Impress AV support"
Gooberslot Member since:
2006-08-02

No, that linked comment does not justify modding down of the post in question. Don't the rules say you're only supposed to mod down offensive posts and spam. I don't see how the post is either of those. There's way too many fanboys modding down posts for no reason.

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Lettherebemorelight Member since:
2005-07-11

Don't the rules say you're only supposed to mod down offensive posts and spam. I don't see how the post is either of those.

Look closer. I see another option called off topic. And since the mentioned feature (about adding A/V) does exist, it makes the post somewhat off topic.

As for your post, there are way to many fanboys around here yelling fanboy every 5 seconds.

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RE[3]: Impress AV support
by Endica on Wed 13th Dec 2006 09:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Impress AV support"
Endica Member since:
2006-07-07

-1 for whining.

You're abusing the voting system.

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RE[4]: Impress AV support
by cyclops on Wed 13th Dec 2006 10:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Impress AV support"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"You're abusing the voting system."

The voting system is not perfect, but its pretty good. The reality of the post, had at best tentative relevance. Spread Misinformation. It was a poor post. The Post could have gone.

"OpenOffice is unbeatable in price, but in a *work* environment. I have several users that rely heavily on obscure parts, of various packages. I would find it difficult to recommend OpenOffice even though it has its own benefits. An example of this is syncing audio and video to a presentation using Impress. I cannot see recommending switching to OpenOffice until *my users* feel they have their particular needs fulfilled, or have another compelling reason to so."

There are lots of reason why, OpenOffice is not going to find its way into corporations easily. Its not one niggle its 100's like this one. Thats without compatibility issues, with Microsoft own proprietary formats. Or the fact that Office is so damn good, and has been for years. Or even the real killer...people are familiar with it.

IMO where OpenOffice succeeds best and will be most successful. Is a "Works" killer or a "Office Warez" killer, and I mean that as in a *bundled* application for home users, and for them is a replacement for Office *now*. I've noticed that computers sold through supermarkets often show OpenOffice's inclusion or "Microsoft Office Compatible Office Suite", and the transition for them painless, and this will help lever OpenOffice into the corporate enviroment.

Edited 2006-12-13 10:51

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