Open Office or Microsoft Office

@cnetboss (2477)
Philippines
February 26, 2009 11:58pm CST
With Open Office 3 supporting MS office 2007 formats, would you rather use Open Office as your office suite application or stick go with the pricey Microsoft 2007 Office Suite?
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8 responses
@coloos (99)
• China
3 Mar 09
I prefer open office because it runs much faster than that of MS. Besides, open office can output your documents into PDF format, which i think is very convenient for most users.
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
I Agree, Only Open Office has a built-in PDF Export which MS Office doesn't have.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
I have microsoft office which I seldom use except for Excel. Cheers!!
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
31 May 09
I can appreciate that applications such as Powerpoint and Access will have little appeal to many users, but surely if you have Microsoft office then you must be using Word and Outlook.
@clickicy (571)
• Indonesia
28 Feb 09
i already use openoffice... i think i'll have to wait for ms office2007 linux version available to try it. lol.
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
I doubt Microsoft will port MS office 2007 on linux because it will only run on a Windows environment.
@stormy09 (438)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Feb 09
Hello cnetboss, Well i would prefer using Microsoft office 2007 than open office, because I was more train using MS office rather than open office and I think it is more easy to use
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
I understand because I used to use Microsoft Office because Open Office before version 2.4 and 3.0 has a different user interface unlike the latest versions they have similar user interface as Microsoft Office 2003.
@gjabaigar (2188)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
^_^ Howdy!.... cnetboss!.... If you don't have enough money then use OpenOffice.org office suite. If you have money then use MS Office Suite 2007. Don't use pirated softwares. ^_^ Thanks!.... and Enjoy!.... myLot!....
@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
I really agree with you on that. We should always use Open Source Alternatives as much as possible.
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• Finland
31 May 09
I use MS because it's a lot easier and faster.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
31 May 09
I have always been a great fan of Microsoft Office, but not 2007. The suite is excellent, but there are far too many restrictions imposed on the applications for security purposes, such as lack of animation in Outlook 2007. I understand the need for security, although Microsoft seem to go overboard with it. Every time a new version is released the versatility seems to have been reduced. As a result I am still using Office 2003.
@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
I'll still use microsoft office 2007. It is the software I learn first and this is were I train myself to use so it will still be MS 2007.