Friday, 15 October 2010

"A Few Perspectives on OpenOffice.org"



So what do you think? Propaganda or a degree of truth?

31 comments:

  1. Matches my experiences pretty much on par. If you note, most of the time when another bit of software is actually mentioned, it's Exel. That is reasonable, because the spreadsheet program in open office is unusable garbage.

    The ONLY usable part of open-office is the word processor. And THAT tends to garble files from other word processors.

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  2. eh that is why i use office, its all true unfortunately

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  3. OpenOffice has no business in a enterprise setup, at least at this point. Like the video states, a big portion of what you pay for in software is ongoing support and compatibility.

    I got $5 that says this video was made by Microsoft :)

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  4. I think i was too focused on the typography of the video, than actually what it was about

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  5. thats a such tough topic caused a lot of holywars already ^^

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  6. I agree that openoffice isn't well polished and could still use a lot of work, but that's because it is open source and completely free. I don't use it personally, but it is a good alternative for people who can't afford office. I don't think it has any business being used by businesses though, they should fork over the cash for products that work and are constantly updated and checked with constant support.

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  7. There is truth to it, but they exaggerated it so much, it has moved into propaganda in my opinion. If you are running a company or something, yeah, don't use open office. But for someone like me, I barely use it, so open office is fine. The only problem I have had with it is I couldn't use a poker spreadsheet in excel to calculate my profits and so on.

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  8. I wasn't aware about OpenOffice, this is very interesting.

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  9. openoffice is good at home for people that don't use it everyday
    microsoft office is realy superior, and necessary in an entreprise

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  10. openoffice is for linux and other OS systems. But Office is superior. If you can get it, get it

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  11. LOL wtf totally propaganda. I disagree to most of this except for the fact that it make take some time for people to get used to Open Office.

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  12. Either way is a good exit if you can't access office

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  13. There is some truth but rest is propaganda. Support, standardization, and compatibility hit in the video are big factors that gives Microsoft office an advantage.

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  14. These companies missed the point.

    They tried to use open source solutions for their enterprises. Fu*king DUH it didn't work.

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  15. i like openoffice, its like a loophole to the facist ways of microsoft, not that i could live wiwhout mein fuhrer in question

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  16. meh, I will stick with open office, just handles stuff better than M$

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  17. i think there is some truth here.

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  18. never had good luck with it, and always went for pirated copies of better software...

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  19. It can be a bit of both though.

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  20. I've always had problems with Openoffice. I just can't understand it sometimes. IBM's Lotus Symphony is good though.

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