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Re: The Great Showdown: MS Office vs. OpenOffice
Posted by: Pam Baker 2007-10-08 04:52:08
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Microsoft has the best products money can buy -- at least, that's what they would have you believe. However, remove money from the equation so MS buyers can't brag on the size of investment, and OpenOffice fans can't gloat about a freebie, who would win in an OpenOffice vs MS Office 2007 face-off? "Ah, a great religious question!" exclaims Paul C. Williams, senior software engineer at LexisNexis Examen. "Honestly, either is equivalent for most any purpose." We shall see, grasshoppers, we shall see.

Re: The Great Showdown: MS Office vs. OpenOffice
Posted by: directorblue 2007-10-09 06:29:47 In reply to: Pam Baker
We did a pilot in our organization between Open Office and MS Office 2003.
The biggest problem in my view is how long OO takes to open up a document. It's ten times slower than MS Office (say, 10+ seconds vs. 1 second)!
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