[ubuntu-uk] Example of difficulty to Convert MS users

Matthew Daubney matt at daubers.co.uk
Wed Jun 8 16:25:10 UTC 2011

On 8 June 2011 17:12, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> The major problem (IMHO) in using Linux instead of Windows for ordinary
> users, is the difficulty with Office 2007 and 2010 documents, which are
> becoming more and more
> Email and web browsing is dead easy - it's the incompatibilities of OOXML
> format documents with the Office suites available on Linux (Open Office,
> Libre Office and all the others) that would seem to be the problem,
> particularly as a) prior versions of Office are now being replaced by 2007
> and 2010 in which OOXML is the default and b) it would seem to be the norm
> that Windows hides extensions of known file types by default now such that
> the average user doesn't even KNOW they are saving and opening OOXML
> files...

Problem with OOXML is that it has incompatibilities between versions
of MS Office... if MS can't make compatibility with their own products
work, other people have very little chance!

-Matt Daubney

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