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OO and StarOffice right from the start used standard database linage, i.e. the connection string is all you really need to connect. MS didn't follow that standard until (I think the version was) Access 2000. But even then they were incompatibilities.
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Erik Funkenbusch How can any word processor be "10 years behind". The technology is fairly standard right...
So in OO or StarOffice you could link to your major databases, or use the bundled database, which I agree was never going to be a major player in the database market, but I think it was only ever meant to be for simple databases such as address books.
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On Mon, 06 Mar 2006 03:39:01 -0600, Erik Funkenbusch never seen it used in companies...
The last few MS Office I have bought for work haven't come bundled with InfoPath and OneNote, though I have seen OneNote as a demo with one of these. As for the planner every Linux has a very good planner on the install discs.
Try doing a large presentation using full quality pictures on Powerpoint, you will soon grind to a halt, probably crash a few times. Impress manages them without breaking into a sweat. For the various display types you come across when doing presentations (mostly horrible with bad light or poor surfaces, starting with the slides in high quality can make a huge difference to the presentation.