K.S. Bhaskar on 4 Dec 2007 21:05:24 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] FYI: Open Office Review

  • From: "K.S. Bhaskar" <bhaskar@bhaskars.com>
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  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] FYI: Open Office Review
  • Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 16:05:18 -0500
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I use Writer, Calc and Impress extensively, and have been doing so since circa 2000.  I have used it on RH, SuSE, Debian, Kubuntu and DSL (that last teaching computer merit badge at boy scout science camp).

Over the years, its formatting compatibility with M$Office is comparable to that of one M$Office version with another.  Calc, Writer and Impress are all very stable.  Yes, I have occasionally (like once a year) encountered a PowerPoint presentation that would crash OOo.  In most cases (where the document is not confidential), I have reported it, and there have been timely bug fixes.

I use OOo on Linux in an S&:P 500 company (thousands of employees) that is officially M$Office on Windows, and almost all the time no one notices the difference.  For documentations / presentations that are important (think executives and clients), I do have a copy of M$Office on Windows that I boot to check things out before sending them on.

-- Bhaskar
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