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

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Apr 8 19:14:50 PDT 2011

On Apr 8, 2011, at 9:46 PM, brandelune at gmail.com wrote:

> I don't know when you last tried NeoOffice but it is not exactly as you describe it anymore...

I last tried it a few weeks ago. I'm using a new and fast iMac, and among its many problems, it takes forever to load, so I'm even reluctant to start up the thing. Lately I'd been using it only to open files formatted in the latest Word/Excel format, but now that I've got Office 2011 or whatever, I don't even need to do that. For all its problems, at least it loads in a few seconds.

> 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 donate to almost all of the less ambitious free stuff I use, which is quite a bit. But I wouldn't give NeoOffice a penny.


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