Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OpenOffice.org We Have a Problem

Filed under
OOo

I run a small business that offers custom built, inexpensive computers with Open Source software preinstalled. I urge my clients to move to Open Source software whenever it makes sense for them to do so. However, recently I have been disappointed by a test install of OpenOffice.org for a charitable organization client of ours.

This client, like many others stuck in the proprietary software upgrade loop, is going to have to move off of Microsoft XP Professional sometime before 2014 when it will no longer be supported.

During a recent reinstall of one of the charity’s office PC systems following a bad Microsoft Patch Day that only affected that PC it was decided to install OpenOffice.org on the XP Professional system rather than the expensive, proprietary, Closed Source software that had been on there.

rest here




re: Problem

The article is a ho hum, but the comments on the site bitch slapping the guy is priceless.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Linux and Linux Foundation

Security Leftovers

Qt 5.10 and digiKam

  • Qt 5.10 Platform Support Changes Being Discussed
    Qt developers have begun a fresh round of discussions over the supported platforms / operating systems of Qt 5.10 that will be released in the later part of this calendar years. Among the officially supported Linux distribution changes would be moving to RHEL 7.3, openSUSE Leap 42.2, Ubuntu 17.04 (still keeping around 16.04 LTS too), moving the Windows MinGW to MinGW 6.3, and more.
  • digiKam – A Professional Photo Editing and Management Software
    digiKam is an advanced cross-platform digital photo management app inspired by photographers’ needs to view, tweak, enhance, organize, and share photographs across Linux systems. It possesses all the tools and feature set necessary to process, manage, organize, and transfer photographs, videos, and RAW files – while consistently receiving optimization upgrades to its feature set and workflow.

GNOME/Unity in Ubuntu