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Hi Gordon,

Am 15.03.2011 13:25, schrieb Gordon Burgess-Parker:

So I think that it is perfectly sound to compare LO with MO -
certainly for the average user.

Well, our bad experience over many years is, that comparing to Microsoft Office and claiming that OOo could
replace MSO, produced many, many wrong expectations and disappointment.

People were expecting that OOo is just the same as MSO, but for
free. People were complaining about functions that were not exactly
the same as in Word, Excel or Powerpoint. People were complaining
that they could not use their MDB-Applications. People were missing
a groupware client and yes, people were missing a tool for Gantt
charts and so on.

So, for LibreOffice we should have learned from It´s
great software. It contains a word processor, a spreadsheet
application and a presentation application. It can handle and create
documents from Word, Excel and Powerpoint. But it´s not a
replacement for MS Office and it does not claim to be.


LibreOffice - Die Freiheit nehm' ich mir!

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