Good article on what OpenOffice could learn from Firefox



There’s a good writeup on what OpenOffice.org could learn from firefox. It raises some interesting points. One of which is that software can be designed to meet the needs of say, 60% of the market, the framework firefox has for extenstions helps that other 40% find a way that the browser can meet their needs.


He goes on to say that such an extension framework might be just the thing that OpenOffice.org needs to leapfrog past Microsoft Office. It’s interesting… I haven’t really compared the two before, but as I think about Firefox. I find myself somewhat excited by the features that Firefox gives that Explorer lacks. I really feel like it’s an upgrade to a users web browsing experience. OpenOffice.org doesn’t give me that kind of impression. OpenOffice is more of a workable substitute, they haven’t quite made it to the point that I would say I could be somewhat excited about “upgrading” from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice…. maybe an extension framework would help to “leverage the long tail” as the writer puts it.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • March Microsoft Updates - etc. I can't believe it's been so long without a post - last post was the last MS update cycle. I've been trying to avoid spending almost every waking hour at a computer for a while. Anyway, advance notice for the March Microsoft updates came out and it appears as though......
  • So who is behind Windows Police Pro Virus / Rogue Security Software? As I've seen the continuing FLOOD of searches for some way to Remove Windows Police Pro, I've been starting to wonder at the who is behind this particular piece of junk software. These programs aren't written by your average ordinary virus writer, there is really too much spit and polish......
  • Microsoft may pay for search users? Infoworld has an interesting article this afternoon, that suggests that Microsoft may pay users of their MSN search out of the ad revenue that Microsoft earns from their new adertising service. Speaking of Google, Bill Gates says... But they don't share these advertising revenues with the end users who help......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Firefox Profiles for Increased Productivity I know this is a personal finance site, but occasionally I like to write about my first love... technology. One of my favorite pieces of technology is the Firefox web browser. I like to root for the underdog company for more competition leading to more choice for consumers. For that......
  • Memorial Day Weekend: Family Fun Time!   Ahhh memorial day weekend. A weekend that used to consist of too much beer and partying, now was spent showing my little man tons of new things. It was a weekend spent with my little family, and I wouldn't change that for the world. Do I miss the parties?......
  • You might be a computer geek if... This was inspired by a site that apparently no longer exists.  I'm starting this one from scratch. you rejoice at the trend toward DRM-free mp3s on Amazon, iTunes, etc... you're a card-carrying member of the EFF when you have to write with a pen, you find yourself using the Palm......
en.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site