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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Mage66
Member since:
2005-07-11

The individual that you save $100 today might one day use OpenOffice to send in a resume that looks garbled to the employer.


I use a universal format... It's called printing it on a piece of paper. I rarely have problems with that.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Save $100 with this office software. Just don't use it to send any important doc or docx files. Some doc or docx files you receive might not be processed correctly. It will work 99% of the time though.

Sorry but that is not something I am going to personally endorse. People hold onto Office for at least 3 years which breaks down to $33 a year for 100% compatibility with the most common formats and a nicer interface.

I put people on Chrome since it can be trusted as an alternative to IE but OO can not be trusted with MS Office compatibility.

I regularly test open source alternatives, you're wasting your time trying to give me helpful tips on switching. I always have OO and MS Office installed. I try the major Linux distros every year.

What OO needs is funding, not personal advocacy. A 20 million investment into OO would really shake things up.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

"100% compatibility"

LOL. Microsoft can’t even get their own compatibility right. You are smoking something if you think different office versions are flawless in their file format support.

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