[LINK] Vista: Why you shouldn't upgrade yet

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Wed Jan 31 09:30:26 AEDT 2007

On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 10:55:37AM +1100, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> Glen Turner wrote:
> >What will be much more trouble is the new Office -- new interface,
> >new file formats, nasty links into Sharepoint.  It's not at all clear
> >what the best way to deploy that is.
> My gut says that the reaction will be: "We've already got Office and
> she ain't broke so we ain't gonna fix it."  I don't think Office 2007
> will get installed corporately until the same timetable for Vista.

it seems to me that this is an opportunity for Open Office - if the new
MS Office upgrade is anything like previous upgrades then there will be
a lot of incompatibility and disruption. if you're going to have to go
through that hassle then you may as well bite the bullet and switch to
OO, then you know this will be the LAST time you'll ever have to do it
(as opposed to MS Office, where you know you'll have to do it again next
time MSO is upgraded).


PS: IMO, most office computers would be better off with linux rather
than windows.  Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Email, Web browser - all
locked down in a consistent environment that can't be fiddled with. and
no dancing-sheep.exe, viruses or trojans. an appliance to do office
work, not a toy to fiddle with and waste time.

the only thing that Windows is still *needed* for is games - there are
many more games for windows than for linux, and they're mostly much
better than linux games. that's not really an important consideration
for office computers, though, is it?

craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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