I don't want to speak for Urmas, or necessarily defend him, but I use
many programs in addition to LO for my work, and in many respects I
prefer other options over LO. I've often spoken of the Atlantis Word
Processor, a very small Word clone that I keep going back to for its
simplicity, speed and stability. And, aside from creating tables, it
does all I need in word processing (and has the best built-in Epub
converter that I've seen in any word processor). I've also been
playing recently with markdown editors like WriteMonkey and ReText. I
like typing a plain text file and having it formatted by a separate
CSS file. There's a simplicity about it that is quite enjoyable. I've
used LaTeX and LyX on occasion. And, my job requires me to use (and
teach) Microsoft Office. I even have an old version of WordPerfect on
my system for those rare times I need to read its files from colleagues.
So, why am I here on this list? I still use LO for those tasks that
can't be accomplished by my other simpler tools. When I need tables, I
use LO Writer. Also, I use Calc and Presentation and Base for many
tasks, none of which are supported in the dedicated editors that I
tend to prefer over LO.
LO is the digital equivalent of my minivan. It does everything, but
often isn't very fun, precisely because of its relative complexity.
Atlantis is my sports car; small, light and fun, but not very
practical when I need to haul a sheet of plywood.
So, I stay on this list to keep learning about the program, and I've
learned plenty from y'all.
I hope that blind devotion to LO over all other computing tools
doesn't become a prerequisite for discussing its relative merits and
failings on this list. Last I saw, this is a *user's* list, not
necessarily a *cheerleader's* list.
-----Original Message----- From: Fred James
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2013 5:11 PM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: [libreoffice-users] Re:
[pt-br-usuarios] Estudantes da rede estadual de SP terão Office
gratuito para até 5 PCs após parceria
Microsoft did not develop the first office productivity packages.
There were no 'office packages' before Microsoft Office.
Several predated any MS offerings and were available before the IBM-PC
They didn't design the first, but they have designed the best
So tell me, Urmas, if you find MSO to be the best, why are your here on
an LO list?
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