Originally Posted by Rookie1337
ROFL. The irony in your now italicized sentence is that MSO docs didn't even work in MSO versions before 2007. I remember when I was "new" to the tech world and got MSO2007 and sent a paper to a professor. I got an email back stating they couldn't open it and asked me to use Word. DOCX doesn't work with any MSO before 2007 by default. And in 2007 I seemed to be the only person with it.
The majority of businesses probably could save a large amount of money by not paying the licensing fees to MS. MSO has it's advantages, but I don't see them being that large. What's really amusing is I could use a MSO 2007 "School book" (literally had to buy it for a class) to learn about Libre and OOo. The only thing I miss from MSO is it's looks, not being overzealous with the numbering and bullets (OOo and Libre love doing that), and it's grammar check (even though it was wrong a lot).
What exactly can MSO do that couldn't be ported or already done in Libre?
Ever heard of saving a file in 97-03 format? Works fine with any version of word right out of the box. Also, I'm quite sure that Calc is not on the same level as Excel.
I know a law firm in Buffalo who has tried to switch solely to OOo. I've spoken with a friend there before about how that transition had gone for them, being that this was the first major business I had heard of making such a switch and it would be kinda cool to find out.
I cannot remember what her exact complaints were, but I know she and everyone else hated it because of compatibility issues with nearly every client the law firm had.
I'll do some digging myself between Libre and MSO, and I'm sure I'll find a few things for you.
Oh, and if you italicize something that's been quoted, no one will ever know because quotes become italicized. Edited by W4LNUT5 - 4/24/11 at 11:11am