Excel "Can't Handle It." !!! 13160
Buy a clue, Ray! LOL!!!
Excel "Can't Handle It." !!! 13161
You don't need "extreme interest" to use and benefit from Linux. What's funny is that this is a reponse to a similarly...
People use computers every day and simply do not have the extreme interest that the COLA regulars want them to have. Balo comes up with some silly condition that shows that Excel can run out of memory in some extreme circumstance and then implies that the OO version is superior. But it is not superior to something that people actually use. It is more of an oddity than a product. And 99% of the world will never even hear about it because there is no effective mechanism to tell of it.
Linux and OSS is much more in the "pbutt" category than in the "slopware" category, IMO. OSS is a tail chase kind of proposition. People with hot new ideas are developing trends in the markets and selling their wares at high profits. Microsoft has been able to do this for over 20 years and has set the standards and the world records for this kind of activity. The OSS schmoes re-invent the wheel and can offer the same thing at a zero or very low price, but so what? Everyone who needs office automation already has MS Office. The ones who do not need it can use OO effectively, perhaps, but then they don't really need it and would not have paid for it in the first place, being the characteristic cheapskates that mostly inhabit COLA. That is not taking business away from Microsoft, there was never any business there.
UK graphics firm goes Open Source
Daeron Hmm.... It seems this guy hedged his bets with windopes and micoshaft until it turned around and bit his butt off. Now he wants to run to Linux because of that - but I wonder...
Microsoft is not so stupid, either. Sure they update Word, Excel, Access, and the other existing elements of Office with each release, but they do not effectively sell Office updates on that basis, they sell the updates to people who want the new concepts, i.e. the SharePoint and LCS pieces of Office. Everyone already has the basics, such as OO has cloned, that is not what is moving the market.