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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RE[4]: How about IDE(ology)Office?
by m_abs on Wed 29th Sep 2010 15:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How about IDE(ology)Office?"
m_abs
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2005-07-06

This got me a job, now I earn the same amount of money in a day and a half, from saying on my CV I can do C#/ASP.NET and I know MS SQL Server. Knowing Linux/OpenBSD, PHP and MySQL has earned me a few hundred pounds and I spent a lot more effort learning it.

Knowing Linux and knowing it well got me my current job and contributing to OpenSource (KDE) got me my previous job.

The ~2000 DKK (~268 EUR or ~365 USD or ~231£) Windows 7 Professional would cost me in Danish, I could make in a few days but why would I? It's not relevant for me work and it gives me nothing I can't do now.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

"This got me a job, now I earn the same amount of money in a day and a half, from saying on my CV I can do C#/ASP.NET and I know MS SQL Server. Knowing Linux/OpenBSD, PHP and MySQL has earned me a few hundred pounds and I spent a lot more effort learning it.

Knowing Linux and knowing it well got me my current job and contributing to OpenSource (KDE) got me my previous job.

The ~2000 DKK (~268 EUR or ~365 USD or ~231£) Windows 7 Professional would cost me in Danish, I could make in a few days but why would I? It's not relevant for me work and it gives me nothing I can't do now.
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That is great.

My comment was more about in rebuttal to the usual "microsoft is expensive, why pay for it when there is free stuff". I don't think their tools are that expensive considering the amount of time I spend using them at work and at home.

They don't provide any value to you, so you don't buy them ... fair enough, I wouldn't expect you to.

Edited 2010-09-29 19:06 UTC

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