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Jack Wallen wrote
Thought I'd share this. One of my latest open source pieces for 
TechRepublic about LibreOffice 5.0.

Nice article. 

I disagree that the UI is the biggest problem... 

If you are a NEW user (i.e. never used an Office suite before) then you need
to learn it from zero and organized menus are more logical than large
buttons organized by someone else.
If you are moving from Office 2003 then you will feel at home. 
However if you are used to Office 2007 or newer then you are in real
trouble. Not only you will have to relearn/adjust to the UI but you will
have BIG problems with round-trip documents regardless if you are using XML
based MS file formats or Open Documents...

The issue is that not only XML based MS formats are proprietary and
constantly changing even within MS Office versions (so it is impossible for
other Offices to open or save EXACTLY like MS) but Microsoft makes sure that
you will also not want to use Open Document format to exchange files. You
will ALWAYS get some warning (more or less scary) that you will loose
something or that you have already lost something...

I really don't see a solution for this problem... Even if Governments
effectively push for Open Documents, the scary messages will always make
users think twice before opening or saving to Open Document formats...

Just my 2 cents ;)

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