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It marked a few days ago in an opinion piece Linuxaria about “the great failure of open source,” which is none other than going to the merits, the lack of certain professional tools without which the author could not perform the job. This refers particularly to two of them: speech recognition and office .
The truth is that the article is too interesting not so hackneyed theme, but I am left with is a detail that makes me talk about this now. The guy who signed the original seems publicist, and it is necessary for compatibility total with customers as far as documents are concerned. At one point he issues the challenge:
“ I invite anyone to try to improve Open Source office suite alternatives for a document like this work “. From this link you can download from Depositfiles a OOXML document format (. Docx), the “open standard” of Microsoft. The result of opening the document with LibreOffice 3.6 you have it in the header image. Instead, it should look like this:
The difference is obvious, and someone who earns his living with these issues does not get to do experiments, of course. Maybe, just maybe, you might remember that the importance of the format should reside beyond the tool, but instead of going into long discussions (entered below) I preferred descargarme the file and try it for myself to see, as I am quite inexperienced in matters ofimáticas, how they behaved with document suites which was in my power .
I attest that the first image in this post is real as life itself. LibreOffice 3.6.5 , your fault or not, simply destroys the document. Then I tested Calligra Words 2.6.1 and was no surprise, but not enough to write home about.
not seen in previous images is the rest of the document , and both LibreOffice and Calligra formatted breaking it down leaving a pretty spartan, although it is best shown last image display and formatting (for Calligra point!). Since I had more to prove, would leave when I remembered WPS Office, office suite that speak Chinese recently.
knew something of WPS Office, Kingsoft Office also known as, is that specializes among other things to “make the competition” Microsoft Office Ribbon interface from its in principle support large formats unique to the Redmond . And what if it is, but the next picture fool some sight.
As you can see, the image disappears, but the rest of the document does retain the formatting, you will appreciate something only downloading and testing the document of yore. I have not gotten around to it in Microsoft Office (if anyone test MSO welcome your comments), but I doubt the sharp difference between LibreOffice and Calligra showing WPS Office, and what comes closest to correct.
So it is, and it is very important matter for many people. The tricky thing is that too many issues to evaluate: should they become popular WPS to at least have in GNU / Linux a tool compatible with Microsoft formats, even at the cost of further promoting the software proprietary? Make no mistake, that OOXML is an open format means nothing, we’ve seen the evidence, but you can also blame blames some free developments (and not get into the issue of how I become a standard OOXML because is a reality that can not be changed).
Microsoft Office is recognized as the best office suite market, and not just because of compatibility issues, but the application itself. Not in this case it is better to join the enemy to fight him, since then many developments key free would have no reason to be, even if they talk about them as a facing position, but as a mere alternative.
What do we say then a professional whose work depends flatly that is, not worth it- arguments against Microsoft Office ? Come? Below to see what the winds bring Open Source? Come? Now we have an exclusive tool you will play? Try with Wine?? Get yourself? “Open Source customers”? … (You can keep throwing questions vacuum)
Tags: Calligra, compatibility, standards, Kingsoft Office, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office, Office, OOXML, Open Source, opinion, proprietary software, office suites, WPS Office