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Re: [vox] Reasons you might not want to use OpenOffice
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Re: [vox] Reasons you might not want to use OpenOffice



On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 01:57:49PM -0700, Will Marshall wrote:
> On Monday, October 25, 2010 12:28:56 pm Joseph Arruda wrote:
> > If the sole selling point is cost, then you've 'lost' the functional
> > argument.  I figured that out a dozen years ago, and that has not changed
> > since.
> 
> I find I get more people using Linux, OO, etc.  when they're constantly griping 
> about this or that (about Windows especially), and they see how everything 
> "just works" on my Kubuntu laptop.  That selling point works for Apple, and it 
> also works for Linux, and doesn't require changing hardware/hackintoshing.
> They care more about user experience than anything else.  That Office 2007 
> ribbon alone helped me convert a couple dozen people to OO, even if they're 
> still on Win/OS X
> 
> And IME, most people who aren't die-hard FOSS advocates don't care about the 
> freedom to inspect/alter code.  I use mostly OSS, but even with Adobe's 
> suckage, there's almost nothing that will pull me away from Photoshop and 
> Illustrator (as well as a few other proprietary apps).  


That is truly sad, and IMO, shows a lack of expereince.

Ruben

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