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Interesting OpenOffice article

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Doesn't beat it on price. 😛
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Yeah, but I suppose given the choice of $80 and correctly translating files and and forth, vs. free and mangling things permanently I'll take the data integrity over free.

I've got a free backup for NetWare and OES2 that doesn't cost anything, but it mangles your data so you can't restore it to its original state. Doesn't make it better than a $500 one that you have to pay for.

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Free and worthless isn't better than paid and working, but I've not
experienced any problems with open office and word docs. Of course I
barely open or save any word docs via open office so that's probably not
a fair statement.
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On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 18:14:20 GMT, Matthew
<systemRemovEtyrant@gmail.com> wrote:

>Doesn't beat it on price. 😛


But compatibility is extremely important. I have OpenOffice 3.1
deployed here and it is getting some use. But I hear complaints about
conversion from MSOffice to OpenOffice. Somebody needs to work on
improving that.

Novell....it does a server good!
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WordPerfect is far worse at converting Word docs. 😛
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On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 19:30:33 +0000, Matthew wrote:

> I've not
> experienced any problems with open office and word docs.


Same here, and I do open a fair number. OO3.1 rocks.

Jim



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On Tue, 2009-06-30 at 20:25 +0000, Matthew wrote:
> WordPerfect is far worse at converting Word docs. 😛


Which is why some insert extra letters between "Word" and "Perfect".
Excercise left up to the reader.


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On 30/06/2009 19:56, kjhurni wrote:

> Yeah, but I suppose given the choice of $80 and correctly translating
> files and and forth, vs. free and mangling things permanently I'll take
> the data integrity over free.


Perhaps they should've tested against OpenOffice.org 3.1 Novell Edition?

Included in SLED 11 but also available for Windows.

See http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/features/ooo.html and
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=7xIWiXdE8mk~
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On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 19:30:33 +0000, Matthew wrote:

> but I've not
> experienced any problems with open office and word docs.


Oh I have. I've received plenty of Word docs that don't open correctly
in OOo. So far, though, my experiences with Excel/Calc have been much
better.

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On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 20:25:00 GMT, Matthew
<systemRemovEtyrant@gmail.com> wrote:

>WordPerfect is far worse at converting Word docs. 😛


We have that one too.

But to clarify, the complaints were from OpenOffice 3.0. I don't know
if conversions have improved in 3.1.

Novell....it does a server good!
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