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[7]: so far...
by lemur2 on Tue 14th Oct 2008 08:15 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: so far..."
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

"... it wasn't all that hard to find, really ... "

Funny...as I have not run into any of those. What were your experiences? Oh wait..you wouldn't know as MS is not OSS.


Seriously, it is a huge issue. When Office 2007 was first released, there were many, many mainstream articles about how broken Office 2007's "compatibility mode" actually was. Office 2007 had a very poor uptake rate, due in large part to this very issue.

Where have you been while all this has been happening?

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RE[8]: so far...
by DrillSgt on Tue 14th Oct 2008 14:54 in reply to "RE[7]: so far..."
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"Where have you been while all this has been happening?"

Happily managing a mixed environment of *nix and windows servers/desktops. The environment also used and uses Office 2003 and 2007 happily. Being a sysadmin, the software was all experimented with well before it was even released with access to the betas, so Office 2007 was configured and deployed to save to the older formats. Basically, I did my job so all those "issues" were not issues. As well I was attempting to push OO.o for use at the same place to get away from the cost of upgrading, however at the time there were still way too many compatibility issues with document formatting, and especially with Impress in handling embedded video's, audio, etc. With any luck OOo 3 has corrected that and I can begin to sell it to management.

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