Neil Edmond wrote:No need to wonder....it's all been convered before:
http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications ... office-716
And a lot can happen in 3 years to app capabilities and fixes to compatibility.
Previous1 wrote:There was a recent article about this in the german c't magazine. Basically they both take from and contribute to eachother, but OpenOffice is more conservative in its features (ie has higher standards for stability). That alone is enough for me to pick OpenOffice. FYI it's also more popular on google searches.And a lot can happen in 3 years to app capabilities and fixes to compatibility.
In that time Oracle released the source to Apache, amongst others.
Brahim wrote:Which one do you recommend???
AndyPandy wrote:I so agree. LibreOffice is really not ready for prime time--it locks up on the simplest documents (and freezes my computer). The formatting interface is not at all intuitive. If this is the best the linux world can offer--as thousands of people are going to be streaming off of their windowsXP boxes--then we a looking at a massive and lost opportunity to switch folks over to linux.
And I'm one of those people--formerly a Mac person, then Windows (including 7), who decided to try Linux because my favorite computer was running WindowsXP.
So all of this mess with reinstalling and doing workarounds just makes no sense.
Granted, "free is a very good price," but not when it leads to massive and regular workflow interruptions.
I'm now trying out SoftMaker; if I like it, I'll buy the full version.
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