[lbo-talk] Desktop Publishing for people who don't know what they are doing

brandelune at gmail.com brandelune at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 18:46:09 PDT 2011

On 9 avr. 11, at 10:01, Doug Henwood wrote:

> I'm still using an old version of Office, from 2000, because there are many things that it does that the most recent Mac version can't. But still, it works a lot better than OO and NO. Unlike Excel, there's no StatPak, for example. And it runs like uncompiled Java or something - is that what it is? It takes forever to open a doc, edit it, type in it, save it.

I don't know when you last tried NeoOffice but it is not exactly as you describe it anymore... And unlike Word it does not crash on you in the middle of an important job.

> I hate Microsoft as much as the next guy, but with that freeware stuff, you get what you pay for.

Indeed. And if people donated to free software as much as they spend on proprietary crapware then there are plenty of things that would be fixed and improved.

I've personally donated €100 to LibreOffice the day it was announced, I've donated about €200 to NeoOffice over the past 2 years, and more than €500 for developing features of a computer aided translation tool I use for work (OmegaT) and I've even spent about €500 on a Mac Mini I gave to the developer who needed to do debugging on Macs.

If you are not a programmer, instead of paying license fees, spend that money to hire a programmer and get some code written.

And it is not not "freeware stuff", it is "free software".


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