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

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 17:56:25 UTC 2013


This isn't some Microsoft shill.  ET has been on this list for a long time.
 Why would he lie?

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM, William Roush <william.roush at roushtech.net
> wrote:

> You want evidence to huge claims? That's absurd! I can't be bothered to
> back them up.
>
> Also how about a bug number instead... You know doing the right thing for
> open source software you get for free and reporting issues.
>
>
> Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Yeah, because everyone remembers every math problem they ever did.
>
> *- Chad W. Smith*
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM, <kitepilot at kitepilot.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Just to clarify:
>>>
>>>  the program *DID MATH WRONG*.
>>>>
>>> means just that.
>>> No excel import, no weird things here.
>>> This was freshly created (albeit complex) spreadsheet.
>>> Cells would display wrong numbers or not at all.
>>> I could position the cursor in a cell and see a simple formula yielding
>>> a bad result.
>>> This were problems that you'd figure basic testing would catch.
>>> It was, in short, completely unreliable...   :(
>>> ET
>>>
>>
>> if it was just a simple formula, you should be able to give us the
>> formula.
>>
>> -wes
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Chad Smith writes:
>>>
>>>> Everyone who going to bat for LibreOffice - did you miss the part where
>>>> ET
>>>> said that the program *DID MATH WRONG*.
>>>> That's not some "obscure feature set" needed only by "power users" or
>>>> people who are afraid of change.... That's the one thing that no
>>>> **computer** program should ever get wrong.
>>>> COMPUTER...  it computes.  That is its original intention.  It's native
>>>> language is 1s and 0s.  A computer spreadsheet that can't do math
>>>> correctly
>>>> is not just useless - it's dangerous and should be avoided like the
>>>> plague.
>>>> I like the idea of Libre/Open Office.  It is what introduced me to open
>>>> source as being a thing that exists.  But if Calc (the name of the
>>>> Spreadsheet mode of the program) can't Calculate - it shouldn't be
>>>> allowed
>>>> to continue to exist... not until they fix that.  omg.
>>>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>>>
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