Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Oct 2008 11:36 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Features, Office After three years of development, OOo 3.0 is finally here with a bunch of new features and enhancements. Linux Format looks at the changes and rates the suite's overall performance, and you can try it yourself by downloading a copy from here.
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RE[8]: 100% compatible
by DrillSgt on Mon 13th Oct 2008 23:43 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: 100% compatible"
DrillSgt
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2005-12-02

"Funny thing is, a friend of mine has a small company that specializes in writing FOSS software on-demand (Yes, it's possible to earn a living that way if you are good at it). He once told me that resumes sent to them in ".doc" format go directly to the trash. Ahh, sweet revenge ;) "

Actually it shouldn't matter what format the resume is in, that is the whole point. I realize there are plenty of people that are "FOSS or die", and many that are "MS or die". I prefer "Whatever is best for the job or die".

Unfortunately there are too many fanatics on both sides of the fence.

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RE[9]: 100% compatible
by earlycj5 on Mon 13th Oct 2008 23:53 in reply to "RE[8]: 100% compatible"
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2007-04-12

Or perhaps it has nothing to do with FOSS vs. MS but the fact that a resume or CV should be in PDF so that you KNOW the formatting is correct on the other end.

I might hope that any resume sent in a .odt format would be treated the same.

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RE[10]: 100% compatible
by DrillSgt on Mon 13th Oct 2008 23:55 in reply to "RE[9]: 100% compatible"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"Or perhaps it has nothing to do with FOSS vs. MS but the fact that a resume or CV should be in PDF so that you KNOW the formatting is correct on the other end.

I might hope that any resume sent in a .odt format would be treated the same"


I agree completely. ;)

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RE[9]: 100% compatible
by wannabe geek on Tue 14th Oct 2008 00:15 in reply to "RE[8]: 100% compatible"
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2006-09-27


Actually it shouldn't matter what format the resume is in, that is the whole point. I realize there are plenty of people that are "FOSS or die", and many that are "MS or die". I prefer "Whatever is best for the job or die".

Unfortunately there are too many fanatics on both sides of the fence.


Like it or not, licensing matters. Proprietary formats are a trap, and IMO they should be avoided like a pest whenever possible. Sorry but I don't buy the "can't we all just get along while I sue you?".

But the above is beside the point.If someone sends a resume to a (conspicuously!) FOSS-centered company in a format that brings so many headaches to FOSS developers, this person is either blissfully ignorant of FOSS, not very interested in the job or plain rude, and their resume belongs in the trash. It's just the first filter.

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