Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Feb 2007 22:05 UTC, submitted by Jesse R
Features, Office This is a long review of modern Word Processors. Part 1 published today covers Open Office (open source cross platform), as well as MS Word 2007, and WordPerfect X3.
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RE[2]: Abiword
by llanitedave on Fri 9th Feb 2007 02:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Abiword"
llanitedave
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2005-07-24

Of MS Office 2007 is NOT the best, as you claim, what is?

While I have no experience with OOo on Windows, I see none of the problems you berate it for on Linux. My Open Office 2.0.4 is solid, reliable, and easy to use -- I work with the writing, spreadsheet and drawing modules daily and they're all quite powerful.

Of course, I don't save in anything but Open Document Format unless I have absolutely no choice -- and then I prefer PDF.

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RE[3]: Abiword
by kaiwai on Fri 9th Feb 2007 04:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Abiword"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Of MS Office 2007 is NOT the best, as you claim, what is?

Yes, because it can improve; for me to claim that it is the best also means I don't have any problems with it; I could probably rephrase it this way, "all office suites suck, Office 2007 seems to suck less".

While I have no experience with OOo on Windows, I see none of the problems you berate it for on Linux. My Open Office 2.0.4 is solid, reliable, and easy to use -- I work with the writing, spreadsheet and drawing modules daily and they're all quite powerful.

I've used OpenOffice.org on Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSE, Solaris and FreeBSD; it is slow, buggy and crash prone no matter what platform it is run on - for me, the only office suite that quite frankly has hope is KOffice; its properly integrated into the desktop, its lightweight in regards to responsiveness and memory use - if it received more support and more development effort, it could easily over take OpenOffice.org in terms of features without adding to the excessive bloat which OpenOffice has.

I'd sooner run Corel Wordperfet Suite, or see a native SmartSuite on Linux than use OpenOffice.org.

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