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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fmaxwell
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2005-11-13

OpenOffice does not guarantee 100% compatibility with DOC or DOCX.


And neither does Microsoft Office.

In fact, there are cases where OpenOffice will properly format an older Microsoft Word document when the current version of Microsoft Office will format that same document incorrectly.

Your entire argument in favor of Microsoft Office is FUD-based -- Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. "What if you send a resume to someone and it looks garbled?" Oh no! Someone might have to ask me to resend it in a different format, like PDF or RTF. They can reply to my e-mail with something like "Dear Moron Who Sends Resumes As Proprietary Word Processor Files..."

I am a Windows and Mac user who owns copies of Microsoft Office for the both platforms. It is no longer installed on my systems. I use NeoOffice on the Macs and LibreOffice and OpenOffice on the PCs. My work, and my computers, are too important to entrust to Microsoft's undocumented product activation schemes.

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