Posts Tagged ‘ ’ 3.0 Promises New Life for Office Software

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

I haven’t been enthusiastic about any office application for some time. They aren’t flashy. They shouldn’t be, really, as it gets in the way of their primary task. That’s why it seems that’s 3.0 release candidate is a winner. It doesn’t look radically different. Its new features are its strength, and its extensibility is its future.

Open Office vs. MS Office - the Other Key to Windows/Linux Transition

Aug 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

If your excuse for not giving Linux a try was that you needed to be able to work with your Office documents… well, you just ran out of excuses. Think of what you will gain, too! No more suffering through all the gratuitous menu/toolbar/button changes, and no more suffering through incompatible file formats between releases.

Microsoft Sizes Up Its Competitors

Aug 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The 2008 annual report filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission containsMicrosoft’s view of the competitive landscape as described for each of its five business divisions: Client, Server and Tools, Business, Online Services and Entertainment and Devices.

Review: 2.4.0

Aug 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

While has been consistently compared to Microsoft’s Office, for a free software suite, it offers remarkable functionality. Considering Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate retails at around AU$800, has the potential to save you a lot of money.

Novell: Not Really Open

Jul 29th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Novell developer Michael Meeks finds strong words for Sun Microsystems’ management of the free office suite in an interview with der Standard. Meeks also promotes own flavor - Go-oo - and talks about KDE/GNOME-unification.