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[4]: Impress AV support
by cyclops on Wed 13th Dec 2006 10:48 UTC 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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RE[5]: Impress AV support
by Endica on Wed 13th Dec 2006 11:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Impress AV support"
Endica Member since:
2006-07-07

"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.


I'd rather use my votes to moderate posts I agree with up than moderate people down for vague reasons. I guess it comes down to personality. I'm the kind of guy who prefer to say what I like about others, rather than complaining about what I don't like.

Edited 2006-12-13 11:50

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RE[6]: Impress AV support
by cyclops on Wed 13th Dec 2006 12:27 in reply to "RE[5]: Impress AV support"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"I'd rather use my votes to moderate posts I agree with up than moderate people down for vague reasons. I guess it comes down to personality. I'm the kind of guy who prefer to say what I like about others, rather than complaining about what I don't like."

I didn't mod him down. As a general rule I mod people down who are just plain rude or use terms like fanboys;zealots regardless of who they are calling.

Was it off-topic. Yes. Was it a bad post. Yes. Was the post meaningless and without context. Yes.

Now I did mod you down, because your post is both a lie and a personal accusation.

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