Microsoft's lost that lovin' feelin'.
The Verge: Microsoft to ‘warn’ Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox.
@thegibson The leap from here to just refusing to install is pretty narrow.
Why do people run Windows again?
The end result is a fresh generation of adults not knowing anything else. The Internet is slowing this a bit
But on a technical front, the office tools really don’t have much competition. E.G. Excel and LibreOffice Calc can’t even be compared on equal footing
Unless something else is 100% compatible and guaranteed to preserve content and formatting, I don’t see it being replaced with something else even if it’s as capable (which I don’t think exists either)
I really like kde calligra. Kinda sad that kde has faded as I think calligra is the best foss office suite around.
Libreoffice feels bloated and tired in comparison.
But the underlying issue, I think is the power of large corps to give away and support their sht in critical domains like education.
@remotenemesis @thegibson @cypnk @Shadejackrabbit
Thanks for this recommend, will check it out. Libreoffice suffices for most of my needs, though is a bit heavy, and worked fine for the small nonprofit I used to run. And that could be the wedge of it: the mentioned corner on the market is the business end? Complex use cases. Consumers could be weaned off it, perhaps, and sometimes are. A brushed up Excel killer might Wag the dog, as it were.
@cypnk @Shadejackrabbit @Shufei @TheGibson I think a lot of Excel's capabilities that are beyond LibreOffice Calc's mostly involve things that should probably be done in a database and not a spreadsheet program, but people do them anyway in Excel. I know we're guilty of plenty of that in our office.
Calc's approach might be actually be better in theory, but in the real world we don't want to re-do our entire process flow and retrain users, so we stick with MS Office despite my best efforts.
They’ve built all kinds of business logic into Excel (with encouragement from MS) and you basically get complicated DB functionality with lookup tables and such
To be fair though, people tend to use the tools they know
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