Meeks: Measuring the true success of OpenOffice.org
Posted Oct 10, 2008 22:18 UTC (Fri) by Wol
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Furthermore, a lot about OO.o is to make it work with Microsoft's so-called "document formats". This affects design decisions within how OO.o works - and especially affected them in the past. Reading and writing a format full of cruft and legacy already makes a program bloated and full of legacy, not a fun to work with.
And that explains only too clearly why I dislike OOo (and PAY to have a copy of WordPerfect on my system - that said, I don't particularly like the new versions of WP - ever since the v9 rewrite!). I find Word a counter-intuitive mess, and I find OOo too similar to Word for comfort (and WP is moving ever closer to Word :-(
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