Posted by: Anonymous
on October 19, 2007 10:49 PM
I just installed OpenOffice.org. I am extremely disappointed and saddened that it is of so little use to me. I was REALLY hoping this was the path to escape from the prison of Microsoft. I loaded one of my latest and most useful Excel files to test the compatibility. Calc is slooooow. It does not emulate or simulate Excel except in the most basic functions. Specific lack? No surface plots.
Bottom line: I got what I paid for.
I have no ax to grind and seek no recompense, as I paid essentially nothing for the software except my time; valuable though that is, it was my choice.
Others be aware before you try it. Maybe someday someone will add the features I seek. I have neither the training nor the time to contribute what is needed.