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Which is a better installation?
Keep Office XP. Remove OpenOffice. 60%  60%  [ 12 ]
Keep OpenOffice. Remove OfficeXP. 40%  40%  [ 8 ]
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 PostPost subject: Replacing Microsoft Office with OpenOffice        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:09 pm 
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Hello everyone. I recently installed the latest build of OpenOffice and noticed it to be faster and more secure than my installation of Office XP. So I was wondering if I could get some opinions on if it's a bad idea to replace Office XP with OpenOffice. Obviously, one can be legally ran on many computers without licenses or keys as well as getting updates. However, one could state that OpenOffice is more reliable and more supported, thus, should only be used for "testing" purposes.

So, state your opinions. Should Office XP go?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:04 pm 
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Don't uninstall Office XP, its awesome, more stable than 2003, and prettier than 2000.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:50 pm 
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Either OpenOffice or Office 2003.
Office XP p**sed me off very well cuz it's buggy as hell.

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I wouldn't say uninstall Office XP
but defiantly keep Open Office

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:10 pm 
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Either OpenOffice or Office 2003.
Office XP p**sed me off very well cuz it's buggy as hell.

I haven't gotten any bugs with Office XP and my school still uses it for the computers. I do still prefer Office 2003 over Office XP because it's prettier (don't know why) but Office XP can in my eyes does everything Office 2003 does (except Office XP image transparency is buggy) and it works on 98.What kind of bugs did you get?


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Use OpenOffice, maybe keep Office XP for recovery purposes (i.e. for documents not displaying correctly in OO). I've been using OpenOfice exclusively for years, it's pretty enough for me, fast, stable and has the features I need. Furthermore, it works on multiple OSes, something MS Office doesn't (out of the box, that is).


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Keep office XP, i prefer it to openoffice. But really, its just preference, but i think since you've got office, use it. On other computers use openoffice by all means.

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hounsell wrote:
Keep office XP, i prefer it to openoffice. But really, its just preference, but i think since you've got office, use it.
I have the same opinion ;)


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If just a word processor is needed, AbiWord does a good job. I don't really know about this; I skipped from Office 2000 to Office 2007 (got me a free copy of that). Office is also fairly bloated and affects your system in various ways (weird DLLs installed, updates, patches), which you might want to take into consideration.


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I would say Keep office XP. It is Opinion, but in my experience openoffice has often been slower than Office.

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Keep MS office. It`s the best in my opinion

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I like Office XP for its better file compatibility, especially in the field of PowerPoints. Furthermore, Sigmaplot doesn't run on openoffice :?

Why not run both?

Personally, I like both a lot but Office 12 (2007) has me currently favoring Microsofts products...

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Frozenport wrote:
I like Office XP for its better file compatibility

That statement makes me laugh. I've seen Word displaying documents incorrectly because they were created with a computer connected to a Letter printer and viewed with one connected to an A4 printer. Word is the only application I know of that is not even fully compatible with the same version of itself.

Anyway, I would use OO primarily, and keep Office just in case.


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I'd say use openoffice, but I haven't used it as much since I installed Koffice (KDE)


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