Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Microsoft posts video of customers criticizing OpenOffice


14 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I believe the part about OpenOffice effecting students grades. For one class I'm taking now almost every assignment requires use of features in Office 2007/2010 that aren't available in OpenOffice. This seems to be the norm. But at the same time students can get Office 2010 Pro for $80-100, which is cheaper than most textbooks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Oct 2010   #12

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I believe the part about OpenOffice effecting students grades. For one class I'm taking now almost every assignment requires use of features in Office 2007/2010 that aren't available in OpenOffice. This seems to be the norm. But at the same time students can get Office 2010 Pro for $80-100, which is cheaper than most textbooks.
I got Office Enterprise '07 for about $75 through student discount. I do like OOo better, but for my school stuff, gotta have MSOffice, so...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Mudslinging, oh please... You'd expect better from Redmond.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


15 Oct 2010   #14

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
My copy of MS Office wouldn't install on Windows 7 so I went to Open Office and it is sufficient enough for my needs.

MS should focus on the positives of their product rather than bashing the quality of a competitor based on some opinions (fabricated or not)

Open source brings computing to many people who can't afford pricey software packages and fancy computers....Open Source empowers people who would otherwise be in the dark when it comes to computing.

P.S.

Thanks to not having a proper fix for a freaking' .dll on my XP machine and Compaq's refusal to send me a recovery cd (thanks for the useless partition), I opted to try Linux and am impressed. Turned a paperweight into a functional computer again.
Amen!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Really Microsoft??

It's free and is more than enough for the person who opens the occasional Word document or spreadsheet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2010   #16

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Uh,,,, actually, if all you need is Word processing, then WordPad is better for the large majority of people who don't need a full office suite and just Word Processing. And WordPad is already installed and free.

As for the rest, if all you need to do is view other office documents, you can download, for free those office document viewers.

I can accurately attest that these statements are true.....
Quote:
OpenOffice leads to higher long-term costs, poor interoperability, lower productivity, decreased efficiency, and overall frustration
I would be curious as to who it is that might be using more than with Word or Excel if they are not working in any company? Therefore they don't even need the rest of either suite. And can get MS Office Home and Student for 3 PC's for around $150 to $200 dollars. And they would be far better off in the long run.

Sorry, but no matter how you slice it, OpenOffice just doesn't cut it when it comes to proper formatting and conversions. Trust me I know, we have tested it extensively.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2010   #17

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Uh,,,, actually, if all you need is Word processing, then WordPad is better for the large majority of people who don't need a full office suite and just Word Processing. And WordPad is already installed and free.

As for the rest, if all you need to do is view other office documents, you can download, for free those office document viewers.

I can accurately attest that these statements are true.....
Quote:
OpenOffice leads to higher long-term costs, poor interoperability, lower productivity, decreased efficiency, and overall frustration
I would be curious as to who it is that might be using more than with Word or Excel if they are not working in any company? Therefore they don't even need the rest of either suite. And can get MS Office Home and Student for 3 PC's for around $150 to $200 dollars. And they would be far better off in the long run.

Sorry, but no matter how you slice it, OpenOffice just doesn't cut it when it comes to proper formatting and conversions. Trust me I know, we have tested it extensively.
I have used OO on several computers in my own household and it works just fine for my wife. She uses the word processor and spreadsheet functions and it works well.

I agree with you if you need a suite for an actual business or office but for basic use I would recommend OO.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I totally agree; opensource is strongly unreliable.
Granted, for someone who can't afford to buy the Office suite, it's a great alternative.
But for companies that wanted to cut costs, it's more cost-effective for them to just purchase a corporate license for the Office suite instead of paying out more in the long run to service the open-source software.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2010   #19

Windows 7 64x
 
 

I do realize we are on a Microsoft related website and we all love Windows but OpenOffice is not that bad. Yes we all know that OpenOffice is not meant for business. Geez. Open Office is perfect for personal use.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2010   #20

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Openoffice is great if you just don't use WP or spreadsheets enough to warrant spending money on it.

Microsoft is obviously taking a leaf out of our politicians' slander campaign books as of late. They would do better to offer free trials of Office.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Microsoft posts video of customers criticizing OpenOffice




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33