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Sunday, December 12, 2004

No. 1 Reason to Use OpenOffice

This commentary pretty much hits the nail on the head. The main reason for people to use OpenOffice over MS Office is not cost. The best reason is OpenOffice's open file format. This is the main reason that I now use OO instead of WordPerfect for most of my stuff. Even if OO would cease to exist, all you have to do is unzip the file and your content is a quick Perl script away. Word's DOC format is the main thing that locks people in. Changing it guarantees upgrades. I get sick to death of idiots people sending me DOC files with a paragraph and a half in it which would be about five times smaller as plain text. Thanks Slashdot.

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