[Chugalug] Is LibreOffice *THAT* bad? :(

Lynn Dixon boodaddy at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 18:04:49 UTC 2013


It's a shame that a company like Microsoft does an Office Suite so well.  I
really wish MS would release Office on Linux. I don't even care if its
close source, binary blobs.

However, you could always have him try the Office Web Apps that are free as
a part of Skydrive.


On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> wrote:

> LibreOffice does things differently. It was not designed to be a direct
> replacement for MS Office. It was designed from the ground up to be a
> general-use office productivity suite.
>
> There is another open-source product called Gnumeric that was designed to
> mimic MS Excel in every way possible. Maybe your brother could give that a
> try?
>
> To answer you actual question would require us to see the same proof that
> you talked about seeing. Can you reproduce any of the problems with generic
> data?
>
> -wes
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:53 AM, <kitepilot at kitepilot.com> wrote:
>
>> So I talked my brother into ditching Micro$haft and moving to Linux.
>> Baaaad idea...
>> The man uses Excel *HEAVILY*, and LibreOffice just could not keep up.
>> But it was not lack of features or limitations, it was *STUPID* (but
>> dangerous) things like cells not showing the real value and/or
>> recalculating wrong.
>> I didn't take his word for it, he showed me the (unbelievable) problems
>> (I could not believe what I was seeing).
>> The guy is back to Excel...
>> What am I missing?
>> ET
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