Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:27 UTC
Features, Office Over the weekend, Oracle basically announced its defeat in the competition with the community-created fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice. Oracle will cease all commercial development of OpenOffice, and will turn it into a purely community-based project.
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tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

... Almost every customer I’m going to I’m installing LibreOffice, and any time someone is buying a new computer I’m advising them not to purchase MSOffice unless they are working within a business environment...


Otherwise known as spreading religious dogma.

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chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

"... Almost every customer I’m going to I’m installing LibreOffice, and any time someone is buying a new computer I’m advising them not to purchase MSOffice unless they are working within a business environment...


Otherwise known as spreading religious dogma.
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Or perhaps known as offering great customer service. Most IT shops would prefer to sell you a copy of Office and make their cut than provide something that offers value for money. Good on him I say ;)

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ack! So you are saying that if you come to a reasonable decision based upon a rational fact based cost-benefit analysis, and share the results of your findings to other people that makes it a religious dogma?

That makes as much sense as saying that global warming, evolution, or atheism are religions. Too often people use that word "Religious" to mean "a strongly held belief I strongly disprove of that is shared with other people".

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libray Member since:
2005-08-27

Ack! So you are saying that if you come to a reasonable decision based upon a rational fact based cost-benefit analysis, and share the results of your findings to other people that makes it a religious dogma?

That makes as much sense as saying that global warming, evolution, or atheism are religions. Too often people use that word "Religious" to mean "a strongly held belief I strongly disprove of that is shared with other people".



If you _believe_ that OO.o or Libre will work for you or others enough of a percent to be sufficient, that is religious in a sense. I take the stand that using MS products on MS file formats is supported and works in a factual sense.

Edited 2011-04-21 19:05 UTC

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Uhm? What reality do you come from?

I say to my customers: I can install LibreOffice here, right now, for free and it has "Word", "Excel" and "Powerpoint" (does it have Powerpoint is a common question), or you can go to the shop and pay £100 for MSOffice. There is no religion in it. This is just a sane choice.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

And if you have anything more complicated than a basic document it will fall over.

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