Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Sep 2005 18:03 UTC, submitted by andrewg
Features, Office "As nice as Open Office Excel is for a free application, it doesn't even come close to the performance and usability of Microsoft Office Excel. There is no shame in losing to a commercially funded application, but no one should make false statements that Microsoft Office is bloated and inferior. The only remaining question for businesses and homes is whether Excel is worth the money and most have apparently decided yes." Update: OOo 1.1.5 has been released.
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RE: Better Usability ???
by djame on Wed 14th Sep 2005 20:33 UTC in reply to "Better Usability ???"
djame
Member since:
2005-07-08

>I know Excel very well, because I have to use it at >work, but I prefer Calc for many reasons. Maily, when >it comes to usability.

You obviously never tried to make some cool graphs with Calc. As compared to Excel, Calc is a piece of crap. Especially when it goes to make calculus on row, on excel you just ctrl+click the lower right border and you have the Sum to appear on the next Cell. It's a pain to use Calc. It felt like using some java apps.

back on the day I was using applixware (motif version) 5.0 and it was far more better than calc. Really.

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RE[2]: Better Usability ???
by joeljkp on Thu 15th Sep 2005 16:37 in reply to "RE: Better Usability ???"
joeljkp Member since:
2005-07-07

Agreed. I try to use Calc whenever possible, but I always dread having to make a usable chart. Excel (2000 even) is better in that regard, hands down.

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