I will continue to have to have Browser Wars
but I will no longer have "presentation" tool wars. I'm now using a complete suite of office productivity software for creating, editing, and sharing word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations available for free download now on developerWorks...and who doesn't like the words free and no charge?
What is it I am using?
- IBM Lotus Symphony is based on the Open Document Format (ODF) standard-which means you're not locked into proprietary file formats, software licensing agreements and upgrades.
- all those PPT files I have and that I receive...needless worry on my part...Symphony is compatible with Microsoft Office file formats
- my frustrated as any new tool always brings new challenges ...old habits are die slowly...would make me swear lots (ok that did happen) but that was overcome the more I used Symphony (not quite at the 10K hours of expert yet) plus there is great free online education as well as lots of useful tips and tools that made me feel comfortable in my learning and transition.
Will I totally abandon Microsoft Office? Don't know about that 100% ..at least, though, finally, free tools and freedom of choice!