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Open Office: first impressions

2001-07-17 20:28:19+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

After strugging with Microsoft Word under VMWare with a document this morning, I downloaded Open Office. I haven't played with it enough to get full stability impressions, but with first impressions as a way to edit MSWord files, I'm quite happy. Now if I can just wean people over to a real document format... Anyway, if you use a real OS but need to deal with the pointy-haired ones, take a look at it.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:16+00 by: Ex Libris

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:17+00 by: ebradway

I've been using StarOffice for over a year now. I review, edit, and revise both Word .DOC files and Excel .XLS files with very little trouble. My biggest gripe is the apparent slowness because none of the functionality in StarOffice is bloated into the OS and the shared modules are automatically loaded at boot time (which, if you didn't already know, is why MS Office appears to load so fast - it doesn't - it's already loaded when you boot the machine).

I'll have to look at the Open Office release and see if it's worth an upgrade.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:22+00 by: Dan Lyke

Well, Phil just had Open Office bomb and crash in a big way, maybe even taking the document he was working on with it, and said "well, I guess if they wanted to make it work just like Microsoft Office..."