[LMB] OT: software-as-a-service, was can't skip to the end of an ebook?

Bill Welch moremoth at gmail.com
Sun May 30 07:29:32 BST 2021


As well as LibreOffice, it's worth checking OpenOffice.

On Sun, 30 May 2021 at 06:51, B. Ross Ashley <brashley46 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 28 May 2021 12:56:50 -0400, Sylvia McIvers
> <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote, inter alia:
>
> > See also, shareware (is this the right term?)  where Microsoft let's you,
> > at home, pay to use Word & XL based of their own servers, instead of
> > downloading the programs to use at home.  This idea fills me with horror,
> > even though it's a perfectly valid method for some people.
> >
> The right expression here is software-as-a-service. We hates it.
>
> I have been the Chief Financial Officer of my political party's
> electoral district association for about a decade. The auditors for our
> annual political finance report to Elections Ontario require us to use
> Mictrosoft products to fill in the forms, in Excel. Ten years ago I
> bought a copy of Office which served my needs for seven years unti the
> Widows 7 laptop I used it on died, and I had to get a new one, which
> runs Windows 10. Microsoft Office is no longer available as a download
> one can pay for; it s now Microsoft 365 and I have to pay for it every
> darned month. And Libreoffice Calc, the totally free alternative office
> suite, will not work correctly with the Excel forms the want me to use.
>
> Which is why I am going to quit the volunteer post at the end of my
> current term.
>
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