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On Sat, 2010-10-23 at 08:11 -0500, Frank Esposito wrote:
I posted a question as to why choose MS Office over OO on hacker news
and although I only got 4 responses, they kind of match my own
experience with OO.
here is the discussion:

Problems with adoption as far as I can ascertain are as follow:

* It is ugly
* it does not match MS Office functionality exactly (this is what the
world uses, so to get people to adopt LO, they need to have what they
already need)
* It is slow
* It is clunky
* It has issues with MS doc and docx files (yes I know MS formats in
an insane way and does not follow standards)

MSO does not run on the majority of computers. The computing majority
being cell phones. No-one seems to care that MSO doesn't run on their
phone. Unfortunately we are going to miss the one clear opportunity to
get greater volume then MSO.

Give it 5 years and everyone will be using Smartphone technology for
basic productivity.

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