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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

Matthew wrote:

> I like the
> Ribbon interface,


I'm not saying it's bad. I'm just saying it's different from what's
there now, and the end result isn't any sort of increase in
productivity. However, there *is* time lost during the transition
process as people learn it. So if you have to lose time to learn
something new that in the end doesn't actually yield any benefit, why
use it if you don't have to?

In the end, though, everyone does what Microsoft says. I think I read
one of the "benefits" of the latest version of WinZip is that they've
introduced the ribbon interface... wow, great reason to upgrade.

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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

On 10/19/10 8:26 AM, Joseph Marton wrote:
> In the end, though, everyone does what Microsoft says. I think I read
> one of the "benefits" of the latest version of WinZip is that they've
> introduced the ribbon interface... wow, great reason to upgrade.


LMAO. I you WinRAR. I don't think they have a Ribbon interface yet. 😛


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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

On 10/18/10 9:09 PM, Bob wrote:
> Good points. We've decided to take the campuses over to OpenOffice (or
> Libre). We've talked with the Superintendent and Principals; they're on
> board. Interestingly the old WordPerfect users were the most strident
> supporters of this move. They want to get off the vendor De jure
> proprietary “standards”. In addition the dissertation had some
> persuasive points on why it made good sense to do this. Thanks gang. I
> appreciate your help.
>
> Bob


I miss Reveal Codes. 😞

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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

Bob <RoNoSpamBert@SchweinANoSpam.com> wrote:

> Interestingly the old WordPerfect users were the most strident
> supporters of this move.


if you have a lot of WordPerfect users you should look at the Novell
version of OO so that you can easily open WP files.

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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

Matthew,
> I miss Reveal Codes. 😞
>

Me too...

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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

Matthew;2035656 wrote:
On 10/19/10 8:26 AM, Joseph Marton wrote:
> In the end, though, everyone does what Microsoft says. I think I read
> one of the "benefits" of the latest version of WinZip is that they've
> introduced the ribbon interface... wow, great reason to upgrade.


LMAO. I you WinRAR. I don't think they have a Ribbon interface yet. 😛


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WinZIP, WinRAR.. Does people really use those products nowadays, I though everyone was using the free and opensource 7-zip these days.

Thomas
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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

On 10/19/10 1:36 PM, thsundel wrote:
> WinZIP, WinRAR.. Does people really use those products nowadays, I
> though everyone was using the free and opensource 7-zip these days.
>
> Thomas


I still like rar files. I haven't looked at 7-zip though. Will be
checking it out.

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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

On 10/19/10 11:01 AM, DZanre wrote:
> Bob<RoNoSpamBert@SchweinANoSpam.com> wrote:
>
>> Interestingly the old WordPerfect users were the most strident
>> supporters of this move.

>
> if you have a lot of WordPerfect users you should look at the Novell
> version of OO so that you can easily open WP files.
>


I'm waiting for a couple of software vendors to support OpenOffice.

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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

Thomas,

shows you can be wrong 🙂

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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

spond;2035892 wrote:
Thomas,

shows you can be wrong 🙂

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Me... wrong..., that can't be true 🙂

Thomas
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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

Thomas,

only if you disagree with me 😉

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Re: economic analysis of Open Office vs. Microsoft's Office?

On 10/20/10 2:36 AM, thsundel wrote:
>
> spond;2035892 Wrote:
>> Thomas,
>>
>> shows you can be wrong 🙂
>>
>> --
>>
>> Shaun Pond

>
> Me... wrong..., that can't be true 🙂
>
> Thomas
>
>


It's all lies and conspiracies. They are out to get you. You must watch
for them that call themselves they because they are crazy.

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