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Windows 7: OpenOffice separating itself from Oracle and going it's separate way

30 Sep 2010   #31
AVCHD

Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Office 10 is still way too new for much penetration.

Comments about using a simple office suite and OO being a perfect fit are true if you are merely using it by yourself.

But if you are required to submit documents in any MS office formats like docx etc then you are better off having compatible software rather than put up with the formatting glitches of conversions between suites.

So anyone needing wide ranging compatibility would be better served by MS office (regardless of price).

If you were merely writing stuff for yourself or to print out at home and work out simple finances in a spreadsheet OR if you happen to work somplace that has standardized on OpenOffice.org then that makes more sense...

In my circles I see about 95% MS office use at work and at home. Unless you are a starving student, the low cost suites for MS office are as resonable as anything assuming your not someone that doen;t belive that software should ever cost money
I feel like a Ludite as I'm still using Office 2003. It does what I want and the 2010 trial looked more like a game than serious business software.


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01 Oct 2010   #32
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

I won't ever touch OpenOffice untill they implement the Ribbon UI. The menus and toolbars are fugly and counter-productive. Plus OneNote 2010 is the greatest software ever.
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01 Oct 2010   #33
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Open office is leaving Oracle? oO
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01 Oct 2010   #34
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I guess it's a matter of opinion, the ribbon UI may be more visually attractive, but it makes features more difficult to find and adds a lot of unnecessary bloat to programs. Personally, if there were a way to update office xp to current file formats, I would use that instead.
I concur. To me the ribbon is needlessly complex and difficult to use. But to each his own.
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01 Oct 2010   #35
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I thought both the menus and the ribbon were equally difficult when trying to find things. I would have to spend a few minutes sorting through the menus or through the ribbon options. However, since the ribbon is more visually attractive, I would consider it superior.
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01 Oct 2010   #36
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I guess it's a matter of opinion, the ribbon UI may be more visually attractive, but it makes features more difficult to find and adds a lot of unnecessary bloat to programs. Personally, if there were a way to update office xp to current file formats, I would use that instead.
I concur. To me the ribbon is needlessly complex and difficult to use. But to each his own.
Yeah, not a ribbon fan here. I have such a hard time finding anything that is not obviously right in front of me.
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01 Oct 2010   #37
madtownidiot

 

Office XP pro used what? Maybe 400MB HDD space? A full install of Office 2010 takes just under 2GB HDD space to perform the exact same functions, is harder to use, and on a system with anything less than 1 GB RAM, a SATA HDD and a dual core CPU, is barely functional.
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