[lbo-talk] Open Office v. MS Office

Matt lbo4 at beyondzero.net
Wed Apr 20 10:38:14 PDT 2011

On 4/18/2011 8:54 PM, Chuck Grimes wrote:
> Now the question. Is it worth my while to download Open Office and
> install it.

For fairly simple tables, charts, word processing, diagrams and presentations, why not leave the bloated office suite behind and just use Google Docs?

Works wherever you have a browser. Looks the same on Windows, Linux, or Apple. "Free". Backed-up. Allows collaboration.

Of course, when Google breaks something, you are at their mercy. But it is the same with MS Office. And I've never encountered an annoyance in OpenOffice/LibreOffice where I went out and fixed it myself with a patch (it isn't like it is just a few thousand lines of a single C program). So no matter what I use, I am at the mercy of someone else.


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