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That TERRIBLE LibreOffice tip that never dies

It is the one you keep finding scattered all over the Web. Here is another case.

The question nobody asked that Ghana teacher

The Internet is going wild about a Ghana teacher who is teaching how to pass a Microsoft Word examination test using only a blackboard. As far as I can tell, however, so far nobody asked him (and the Ghana government, of course) this specific question:

It's 2018, and Libre Office is still promoted in the wrong way?

A recent review of LibreOffice 6.0 explains well how good it is, but also presents as a feature what actually is a failure (not in LibreOffice!).

The Free Software icon that we need the most. Fifteen years ago

Today, while cleaning up old backups, I found a text file named as this post, which I saved on November 17th, 2000, but never used. Cannot remember what I was planning to do with it, but here it goes. A bit naive, surely dated (just look at which Free Software companies I was suggesting to go for help…) but still interesting, considering how things stand today. Here it goes, unchanged:

Shall we waste twelve more years promoting Free office suites instead of open office formats?

Twelve (TWELVE!!!) years ago I asked OpenOffice users “Are you advocating OO correctly”. Six years ago I said the same things in a different format. A couple of weeks ago, I came across a perfect proof that that kind of advocay IS right, but so far has been never practiced enough.

Three things to not forget to make LibreOffice (and ODF) succeed

OpenOffice (OOo) is the free, currently most popular alternative to Microsoft Office, the office suite that (with active help from some schools and Public Administrations) creates cocain-like addiction problems.