Google Puts Some Microsoft Office Exports On Life Support
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User Rank: Apprentice
10/11/2012 | 8:02:04 PM
re: Google Puts Some Microsoft Office Exports On Life Support
Yet another reason NOT to use Google as an office replacement. Why would anyone want to do the document conversion dance over and over again? Especially in light of what Microsoft has planned with the upcoming hybrid functionality in Office 2013 and Office365. Run it on premises, run it in the cloud, run it in both. No document conversion needed. File access anywhere. What more could you ask for. And, with SkyDrive, you don't even have to jump to Office 2013 yet. Use it today with what you already have.

@mmuldoon52501, No one is going to move "en masse" to Linux - no matter what Microsoft does or does not do with office. Likewise, anyone still griping about the Ribbon interface in Office needs to get a life. Get over it and move on. The rest of the world already has.
User Rank: Apprentice
10/11/2012 | 5:14:45 PM
re: Google Puts Some Microsoft Office Exports On Life Support
" Amit Singh, VP of Google Enterprise, noted that he was "surprised [at] how many of you want to stay on Office 2003 and use [Google] Docs to interoperate." " It's not a surprise to me. Everyone I talk to wants to stay with Office 2003. The reason? The "ribbon" is an unmitigated disaster. It has made Office almost unusable. The only way we can get people in our office to use 2007 or 2010 is to install the Ubit menu add-on. This gives you a good old fashioned menu. Between the ribbon and pasting a tablet UI onto a desktop operating system (Windows 8) it's about time to for the industry to say goodbye to Microsoft and move en mass to Linux.

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