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

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 18:38:34 UTC 2013


OpenOffice works awesome for me in my Physics and Math classes, because it
comes with a formula writer and layout program, makes it so much easier
than having to try writing up a couple pages worth of formulas.

Its done well for me in every other category too.


On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> wrote:

> That's right, when trying to convince someone to use open source software,
> we should proclaim it a failure and do nothing to help the situation.
>
> Troll.
>
> -wes
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Also, when you are trying to convince someone to switch to open source
>> software, the last thing you should have to do is stop in the middle of it
>> and file a bug report.
>>
>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 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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