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On Sunday 24 Oct 2010 03:02:13 Ian wrote:
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.

Yep, a "Workstation" will simply be dock for your phone and a lap top will 
simply be a more efficient way to interface with it.  Even now business is 
more and more run on smartphone technology, we are the blackberry generation 
even now.  The 2020 business generation will have had mobiles as their primary 
communication tool since they were at primary school, allowing them to be the 
primary document productivity tool as well will be the future demand.  

First off  the rank will take charge of the market.  Most mobile devices will 
have linux variants, LibO is already ahead of the play on that platform we 
need to consolidate that advantage.

Graham Lauder, MarCon (Marketing Contact) NZ Migration and training Consultant.

INGOTs Assessor Trainer
(International Grades in Open Technologies)

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