Posted by: Anonymous
on September 17, 2007 04:28 PM
Byfield didn't even mention two of Writer's most important features: its availability on all three major platforms (Linux, Mac, Windows), and its use of the global open standard file format ODF. Due to Microsoft politics, it is unlikely that Word will even attempt to compete in these categories. Thus, for me and a growing number of users, Writer is a significantly better choice, to the point that Word is almost irrelevant anymore.