Posted by: Anonymous
on October 03, 2007 05:41 PM
A lot of people have criticized OpenOffice.org. They compare this suite with MS-Office, and find it lacking. Well - you can ask yourself... Is the price of MS-Office worth the few improvements over OpenOffice.org? The answer for the biggest chunk of the users is - probably not!
You see - about 90% to 95% of the users are using an office suite with just the basic functions. And the speed of starting up is no issue at all. You see - editing the text, or writing a letter or something takes far, far more time than starting up the application. So - again - are those start up seconds MS-Office gains on OpenOffice.org really worth the massive price of MS-Office? Again - the answer is... probably not!
I think OpenOffice.org is a incredible piece of software if you remember it's totally free. Yes - MS-Office "can" have some advances for the heavy user, but you pay the price for those advances. But I think the price is far to high for the casual and normal user - just to get little speed gain and a lot of functions you probably never will use..
Note: Sorry about my English - it's not my native language...