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Microsoft shitting on Openoffice.org

Posted 10-16-2010 at 10:22 PM by William (Dthdealer)

If I asked you to name an Office Suit with these flaws:
  • Technical support that is not free
  • Breaking without anyone fixing it ( at least for a month)
  • Money spent on installing and maintaining suite
  • etc
You would probably say 'MS Office'. Microsoft says otherwise

http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en...8-c069a7bfbb04

For those of us smart enough to NOT HAVE SILVERLIGHT, there is a .wmv link available on the page. To download the video, use the following:
Code:
mplayer mms://msnvidweb.wmod.msecnd.net/a10026/e1/ds/us/CMG_US/CMG_Microsoft/9e361baf-9952-4d5e-9a9a-4b0bd0179d8d.wmv -dumpstream
Notice the cigarette smoke and saluting soldier silhouettes in the video when they are talking about OOo. They point out only the flaws of OOo and only the positives of MSo, ignoring anything else. I swear most of the people quoted here would think their words have been selectively used to suggest some things beyond what they meant.

Eg, a teacher marking children down when they have formatting problems attributing to converting odf > doc. The task may have been 'make the best looking MSoffice template' or possibly she never even recieved an odf conversion, but expected the compatibilty to be poor.

And my favourite: OpenOffice.org fails to deliver on MSoffice format compatibility. True, it is not perfect, but tell me, can you open OOo files in MSo at all? NO!

For those linuxers who understand the joke, get rooted or get su'ed Microsoft!
If you find this statement vulgar, you have not understood the joke.

Meanwhile I'll be happy with Libreoffice...
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  1. Old Comment
    One thing I learned while working in retail is that you do not badmouth your competitors. It generates more interest in the product you are disdaining. After Mr. Emballmer disdained linux, interest shot up dramatically and probably one of the reasons linux grew dramatically in use. Bet these latest comments will do the same for open and libre office. Management decisions at MS never seem to astound me at their alleged stupidity. If I became head of Microsoft, the first thing I would do is fire top management.
    Posted 10-17-2010 at 04:24 AM by peonuser peonuser is offline
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    It's really nothing new. However office 2007 does have limited support for ODF.
    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...ports_odf.html

    Either way, it's nice that MS Office can claim Open Source can't fully support their Closed Source file format when it has to be supported without help.

    Additionally, a teacher of public education can not demand the use of a specific file format unless the school is going to provide computer labs with the required software and adequate time to work on them. Fear mongering is nothing new, but it's disgusting to use a child's success in school as a tool to induce fear.
    Posted 10-20-2010 at 01:20 AM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lumak View Comment
    Additionally, a teacher of public education can not demand the use of a specific file format unless the school is going to provide computer labs with the required software and adequate time to work on them. Fear mongering is nothing new, but it's disgusting to use a child's success in school as a tool to induce fear.
    Unfortunately not all students know this. Even if they did then the school would instruct the students to use computer resources in places such as a school library during breaks in school hours( ie lunch ).


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by peonuser View Comment
    One thing I learned while working in retail is that you do not badmouth your competitors. It generates more interest in the product you are disdaining. After Mr. Emballmer disdained linux, interest shot up dramatically and probably one of the reasons linux grew dramatically in use. Bet these latest comments will do the same for open and libre office. Management decisions at MS never seem to astound me at their alleged stupidity. If I became head of Microsoft, the first thing I would do is fire top management.
    Hear, hear!

    The theorey of where the desire to stop people looking at internet content increasing its views is under someone's name, but I'm not sure which. There is probably a page on it in Wikipedia.
    Posted 10-21-2010 at 04:51 AM by William (Dthdealer) William (Dthdealer) is offline
 

  



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