"...Though LeTocq's article was thoughtful with regard
to the relative merits and opportunities for considering the future
of StarOffice, we really need something brand new, rather than a
Linux version of MS Office. The supposed benefits of Linux are a
tighter OS that's essentially impervious to crashing, uses less
resources, is open source and thus customizable.
So why take this evolving creation and saddle it with the same
old, same old of the redundant generation of cumbersome software
applications? I consider MS Word, Excel, Access, Autocad, Printshop
Pro, Adobe Premiere, PageMaker, Quicken, Outlook, and numerous
other applications as supposed special purpose "factories" which
are intended to be fairly self-contained to provide the function
for a specific sector of the industry.
However, for most people, these programs don't fit the