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Re: The OpenOffice FUD Compaign has Begun

__/ [ Peter Köhlmann ] on Monday 06 March 2006 09:57 \__

> Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>> On Mon, 06 Mar 2006 08:54:43 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/3517/106/
>>> In a ntshell, OO is said to be 10 years behind.
>>> Why do Microsoft even bother to comment about the competition? I direct
>>> the question at Larry.
>> While parts of OO may be pretty up to date, overall OO *IS* about 10 years
>> behind other products.  Even other non-Microsoft products, like Apple's
>> Keynote.
>> OO has no equivelent to InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Project,
>> etc... (all part of the "office" system).  OpenOffice's response to Access
>> is feeble, and doesn't offer a fraction of the functionality of Access.
>> Draw is ridiculously under powered compared to Visio.
>> That's without even getting into the "core" apps (Word Processor,
>> Spreadsheet, Presentation).  Of the three, OO Calc is probably the closes
>> to matching the MS version.  OO Writer is pretty comparable with Word for
>> about 50% of the features, and OO Impress is light years behind
>> Powerpoint.
>> Finally, when Office 12 ships, this is going to push OOo back even
>> further. One feature alone will seriously show how far behind OOo is, and
>> that's "live" preview, which shows what the result of various actions will
>> be in your text live before applying.
>> Now, granted, some basic word processing is all that lots of people need.
>> But lots of other people need more.
> See, Erik?
> FUD. FUD. And FUD.
> Nothing than FUD from you. You have not even bothered to substantiate with
> examples where and why you think that OO is so horrible.
> Nope. You simply claimed it is
> BTW, why is the NTFS journals location  so much better than the EXT3 one?
> This is just another example of one of your claims which don't have the
> slightest shred of truth to them

...He also hijacked the thread as I was looking forward to Larry's response.
To add context, Larry argued that COLA participants do nothing but complain
about software from Microsoft.

Best wishes,


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