Posted by: The Organ Harvester on Oct 12, 2010
I don't think you can call it Ubuntu's failure but @#$% 'em! I'm going to anyway. Open Office for all its functional beauty and it being free loses points in one regard.
Spelling and grammar. Did a few documents in a hurry and now I realise that I might just have to brush up again because I obviously cannot rely on Open Office to save my ass. Read it in Open Office and then open that very same document in MS Word. Its like it was written by a functional retard. I may or may not be one depending on who you speak to.
A friend mentioned the same thing and he suggested I use Wine. No not to calm me down after I was promptly told that my rushed job was not agency material and that I should consider moving in a strategic direction rather than content, no Wine is that nifty programme that allows Linux users to operate Windows programmes. Like for instance printer drivers. He suggested I install MS Office using Wine and that should sort out my life. Mmm... The idea interested me for a few seconds and then I thought, MS Office on Ubuntu? That's like Animal Farm, the porno, just wrong.
So I am appealing to you bright and brilliant folks, help me save Ubuntu and tell me how I can improve Open Office. Because the next time someone reads a Word Doc and says there must be a village missing and idiot, I might do the unthinkable.
I might have to re-install Windows and MS Office.
Do it for the Rhinos.