[brlug-general] Is OpenOffice just "good enough"?
dustin at puryear-it.com
Wed May 16 20:35:57 CDT 2007
No, I think that question was pretty good. While I think that the F/OSS
model works well, I don't think it's automatic that F/OSS software
(e.g., OpenOffice) is *just* better.
I don't get what you mean by "JIT language office system". Are you
referring to Microsoft Office or OpenOffice?
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Andrew Baudouin wrote:
> I'd imagine because it's FOSS.
> A better question would be:
> How can an a JIT language office system run on less hardware than a
> natively compiled one? On a Celeron 533 system, I find OO.o to be a few
> orders of magnitude slower than Office 2K.
> On a Core 2 3.0Ghz machine, I feel that it's much slower on Win32 in
> comparison to Office 2003 in terms of loading times, but the machine is
> fast enough as to not be able to tell a difference during usage.
> I don't use either very heavily, though.
> On 5/16/07, *Dustin Puryear* <dustin at puryear-it.com
> <mailto:dustin at puryear-it.com>> wrote:
> Why do you feel that OpenOffice is better than Microsoft Office?
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> willhill wrote:
> > Open Office is better than Office but both are quirky and I would
> not use
> > either for a big job. For quick one or two page papers with
> graphics, Open
> > Office does the job on GNU/Linux with less hardware than a comparable
> > Microsoft system. I miss Word Perfect, which was easier and more
> > than either. My preference is for KWord, which is also quirky but
> very light
> > and easy to use. The quirks I've run into are related to SVG and
> > and might have some teething issues with ODF. For my thesis, I'm
> > Kile/Latex and it's saving me all sorts of formating
> headaches. For business
> > use, Open Office is more than adequate.
> > The problem is that Microsoft has introduced yet another format
> that no one
> > else can read. The new Office uses this format as it's default
> and they have
> > made it difficult to find the "save as" button or to see what kind of
> > document you have saved. People who don't have someone managing
> > settings for them are going to have problems right away. Users of
> > versions of Office and Open Office are going to have problems if
> the new
> > Office takes off.
> > On Wednesday 16 May 2007 10:48 am, Dustin Puryear wrote:
> >> I'm curious what you guys think about OpenOffice vs. Office and
> even vs.
> >> Google Office.
> >> http://www.techevangelism.com/2007/05/16/who-uses-openoffice/
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