Big Blue grabs at desktops with MS Office?

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Interesting article...

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php ... p=2&fpid=1


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Microsoft said it's not involved and suggests that IBM might do it by emulation.


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"But we're working together with Microsoft, who have provided us with part of their code. We've worked together like that previously."



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Thats interesting. I wonder if they could really do that. I am planning on switching to Linux soon.

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MS office sucks

Corel Presentations is the way to go. it is superior to microcrap in every way
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LOL. That is quite an original opinion, in my experience at least.
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really MS office is pretty stable and versatile, I am wondering If more people would go with Linux if it had MS office
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Yea, that's one of the reasons I haven't switched yet. I don't know where I would be without office.
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Corel presentations:

1) is not Miscrosoft
2) has better grammer/spelling checking
3) has a more configuable and more user-friendly interface
4) has no pain in the ass paper clip telling how to destroy your documents
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lol@clippy reference, but really who uses Power Point anyway? I am sure a lot of people would rather use Macromedia Flash Instead...But I agree on that point
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I've never used Corel anything?? Is there stuff truly better?? BTW, I hate the clip too. It always ruins what you are doing.
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Corel presentations:
2) has better grammer/spelling checking
3) has a more configuable and more user-friendly interface


LOL, I guess you didn't run your post by Corel spell checker then.

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btw: you know you can disable clippy the very first time you see him, right?
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LOL. Maybe I'll try Corel. How much does it cost?
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Perhaps a moronic question, but how would this be different from/better than OpenOffice.org?
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Geekette, you apparently didn't read the last line of the article...

"The reason we don't collaborate with Sun is that they're too small"
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Actually, I would imagine this has more to do with Exchange/Outlook than the other office apps.
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Ah, okay, then that would make more sense. Thank ya.
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I love the intelligence here. "I don't use it cuz it sucks." :roll:
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hey I gave resons later on
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Vladdrac wrote:
lol@clippy reference, but really who uses Power Point anyway? I am sure a lot of people would rather use Macromedia Flash Instead...But I agree on that point


I use PowerPoint on a daily basis. I am instructor and all of our presentations are on Power Point. It works. Not too confusing to set up. Really easy for the PC illiterate.

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