[linux-elitists] What's some marketing buzzwords for what we do?
Karsten M. Self
Sun Jan 5 13:35:06 PST 2003
on Wed, Jan 01, 2003 at 06:43:05PM -0800, Larry M. Augustin (email@example.com) wrote:
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> > On Behalf Of Karsten M. Self
> > on Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 11:11:14AM -0800, Larry M. Augustin
> > (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > > Here's what I was thinking: I know people who use StarOffice
> > > today and find it good enough. Therefore by some measure it is
> > > good enough for some set of people.
> > >
> > > But when people tout StarOffice as a general replacement for MS
> > > Office, I start to get a bit frustrated. I can't in good
> > > conscience recommend StarOffice to most people. It's just too
> > > buggy. I've lost too much data using it. I even tried the
> > > Windows version once just to see if it was just the Linux version.
> > > It wasn't.
> > I'd also have to ask what version of SO this was. 5.2 was iffy. I
> > tend toward OOo 1.x myself. While I don't use it _much_ (I dislike
> > largely *all* office suite software), I *have* used it for
> > compatibility purposes, and don't recall any crashes or data loss.
> > I *do* feel that SO/OO have some significant issues, most notably
> > and utter lack of useability on even only slightly outdated HW (not
> > to mention boxen which might be found in large portions of the world
> > which are otherwise well suited for GNU/Linux). The monolithic
> > design, size of the development environment, and complexity of the
> > beast violate a number of strong norms within the free software
> > community. These are norms which foster development and
> > participation in advancing software. It's not for nothing that I
> > refer to it as "StarOffice, that bloated stuck pig of an office
> > suite".
> My bad experiences were with StarOffice 5.2. I've not tried 6.x. So
> maybe it's not as bad as it used to be.
SO 6.x / OOo 1.x is a performance hog. It isn't the unstable mess that
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Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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