Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Sep 2010 20:23 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Features, Office LibreOffice is the provisional name of a community-led fork of OpenOffice that is to be developed under the umbrella of a European based non-profit to be named The Document Foundation. This should break OpenOffice free from the shackles of Sun/Oracle, hopefully leading to a faster and more inclusive development cycle.
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How about IDE(ology)Office?
by usr0 on Tue 28th Sep 2010 21:13 UTC
usr0
Member since:
2006-10-27

Used Linux for years, since 2000-2008. Used OpenOffice for a couple of months or at least tried to use this bull*. Finally switched over to Mac OS and never looked back at Linux although I adore Vim and the command line interface. On Mac I've used iWork: Overall ok but has its compatibility issues with ODF and several MS formats. Now I intent to use the industry's proprietary standard... once MS Office 2010 is released for Mac.

I'm not 18 anymore and have no time for playing those ideology GNU/FOSS/freedom& bull games.

Edited 2010-09-28 21:15 UTC

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RE: How about IDE(ology)Office?
by cmost on Tue 28th Sep 2010 21:21 in reply to "How about IDE(ology)Office?"
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

Did your reply have a point other than to glorify Apple's proprietary Macintosh and Microsoft's Office? If you want to be a slave to proprietary software, it's your choice but don't knock F/OSS or GNU/Linux because you couldn't be bothered to give it half a chance. Personally, I've used OpenOffice on my Linux workstation interchangeably with MS Office (which I'm forced to use at work) for several years without any major problems. I found that I have the best luck using the older *.doc/.xls/.ppt instead of the newer *.docx/.xlsx/.pptx, etc. Further, I use nearly 100% F/OSS software on my home workstations, laptops and servers and have done so for years now and without once longing for my former days of using Windows and proprietary software.

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RE: How about IDE(ology)Office?
by hussam on Tue 28th Sep 2010 21:27 in reply to "How about IDE(ology)Office?"
hussam Member since:
2006-08-17

Used Linux for years, since 2000-2008. Used OpenOffice for a couple of months or at least tried to use this bull*. Finally switched over to Mac OS and never looked back at Linux although I adore Vim and the command line interface. On Mac I've used iWork: Overall ok but has its compatibility issues with ODF and several MS formats. Now I intent to use the industry's proprietary standard... once MS Office 2010 is released for Mac.

I'm not 18 anymore and have no time for playing those ideology GNU/FOSS/freedom& bull games.


You gotta be kidding me. Ideology has nothing to do with the current state of the linux operating system. I'm 29 and work for an engineering firm. we use linux for a lot of computers connected to our machines. you could say we make big moneys because we use linux which is stable and handles all the load we put on it. That is a wrong stereotype you are making. A lot of us use linux because of what is offers and not because of ideological reasons.

Edited 2010-09-28 21:28 UTC

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marcus0263 Member since:
2007-06-02

"Used Linux for years, since 2000-2008. Used OpenOffice for a couple of months or at least tried to use this bull*. Finally switched over to Mac OS and never looked back at Linux although I adore Vim and the command line interface. On Mac I've used iWork: Overall ok but has its compatibility issues with ODF and several MS formats. Now I intent to use the industry's proprietary standard... once MS Office 2010 is released for Mac.

I'm not 18 anymore and have no time for playing those ideology GNU/FOSS/freedom& bull games.


You gotta be kidding me. Ideology has nothing to do with the current state of the linux operating system. I'm 29 and work for an engineering firm. we use linux for a lot of computers connected to our machines. you could say we make big moneys because we use linux which is stable and handles all the load we put on it. That is a wrong stereotype you are making. A lot of us use linux because of what is offers and not because of ideological reasons.
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I second that, I'm pushing 50 and not only have used Linux exclusively (other than testing MS running in a VM) for years. I work for a company that not only makes big money built on Linux but most of us Engineer's use Linux on our Workstations. Years ago the Linux Desktop wasn't really mature enough but unless you're gaming Linux really is the best option for productivity.

Linux "just works" and you don't have to pay an obscene amount of money for productivity software.

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coreyography Member since:
2009-03-06

Damn straight. I had only toyed with OpenOffice until MS Office 2007 came out, with that asinine, Bill-knows-whats-best-for-you "ribbon" interface. It pissed me off so badly that I tried OO again and have not had a need to run the MS version in a VM or under Wine at all since.

I've even used OO to fix corruption in MS Office files that the Office 2003 we have at work introduced (I keep the portable version on a fast USB stick solely for that purpose).

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RE: How about IDE(ology)Office?
by lemur2 on Tue 28th Sep 2010 23:10 in reply to "How about IDE(ology)Office?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Now I intent to use the industry's proprietary standard... once MS Office 2010 is released for Mac.


"Proprietary standard" is an oxymoron.

A standard is a means via which various separate parties/organisations/companies can each freely implement the same protocol or format in order to facilite their collective ability to inter-operate.

A proprietary protocol or format is a means to entrench a sole-source supplier.

BTW ... MS Office 2010 has a major flaw ... it has very, very poor handling of a major Office format called OpenDocument Format (ODF), which is a recognised standard format and which is also the native format of another office suite with a 10% to 20% installed base.

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RE: How about IDE(ology)Office?
by ebasconp on Wed 29th Sep 2010 00:07 in reply to "How about IDE(ology)Office?"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

And what if I say you that I use OpenOffice in my MacBook, in my Linux box at home and in my Windows machines at work?

OpenOffice is a very very good product; it does not have all the features that MSOffice ships with, but I actually do not need more than what OpenOffice provides me.

Again, I HATE comments of people bashing some software product: obviously they have never written a line of code and think that writing code is as easier as writing your name in a board.

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