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  1. [News] Free Office Suites Get Room in Windows and Challenge Microsoft Office

    Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Calc vs. Microsoft Excel

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Although individual preferences are always a factor, chances are that, in
    | opting for Calc and free software, you are not putting yourself at any
    | functional disadvantage. In fact, depending on your exact needs, in some
    | ways, you may find yourself ahead.
    `----

    http://www.linux.com/feature/119546

    Calc does the maths correctly.

    LinuxWorld.com.au: KOffice 2 on Windows

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    | The article discusses the pros and cons of porting free software to
    | proprietary platforms noting, "there is a community building around KDE on
    | Windows and KDE e.V. sponsored a meeting to help people get the port to
    | Windows going."
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    http://dot.kde.org/1191970388/


    Related:

    Mathematically Incorrect

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    | So when it comes to comparing MSOOXML and ODF v1.0 on the basis of the
    | inclusion of "Formula Definitions", it becomes clear that the anti-ODF folk
    | have not much to shout about. In fact MSOOXML's "Formula Definition" is
    | deficient and inaccurate.
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    http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/2007...atically-.html

  2. Re: [News] Free Office Suites Get Room in Windows and Challenge Microsoft Office

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    > Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Calc vs. Microsoft Excel
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| Although individual preferences are always a factor, chances are that, in
    >| opting for Calc and free software, you are not putting yourself at any
    >| functional disadvantage. In fact, depending on your exact needs, in some
    >| ways, you may find yourself ahead.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.linux.com/feature/119546
    >
    > Calc does the maths correctly.


    One wonders if Microsoft might finally be forced to fix some of the bugs
    in their software?

    >
    > LinuxWorld.com.au: KOffice 2 on Windows
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| The article discusses the pros and cons of porting free software to
    >| proprietary platforms noting, "there is a community building around KDE on
    >| Windows and KDE e.V. sponsored a meeting to help people get the port to
    >| Windows going."
    > `----
    >
    > http://dot.kde.org/1191970388/
    >
    >
    > Related:
    >
    > Mathematically Incorrect
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| So when it comes to comparing MSOOXML and ODF v1.0 on the basis of the
    >| inclusion of "Formula Definitions", it becomes clear that the anti-ODF folk
    >| have not much to shout about. In fact MSOOXML's "Formula Definition" is
    >| deficient and inaccurate.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/2007...atically-.html



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  3. Re: [News] Free Office Suites Get Room in Windows and Challenge Microsoft Office

    ____/ Mark Kent on Friday 19 October 2007 21:04 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >> Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Calc vs. Microsoft Excel
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>| Although individual preferences are always a factor, chances are that, in
    >>| opting for Calc and free software, you are not putting yourself at any
    >>| functional disadvantage. In fact, depending on your exact needs, in some
    >>| ways, you may find yourself ahead.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.linux.com/feature/119546
    >>
    >> Calc does the maths correctly.

    >
    > One wonders if Microsoft might finally be forced to fix some of the bugs
    > in their software?


    They have patched it, but damage may have been done by now (never to be
    noticed).

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