Microsoft's lost that lovin' feelin'.
The Verge: Microsoft to ‘warn’ Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox.
@thegibson @bob I mean, there are shitloads of folks there who have been there for 20+ years so... yeah both good and bad, although lots of good ones have left and returned... maybe someone on the Windows+Edge team is feeling desperate now that it’s not a core business unit. Desperation makes people do dumb shit.
@thegibson Maximum desperate!
The end result is a fresh generation of adults not knowing anything else. The Internet is slowing this a bit
But on a technical front, the office tools really don’t have much competition. E.G. Excel and LibreOffice Calc can’t even be compared on equal footing
Unless something else is 100% compatible and guaranteed to preserve content and formatting, I don’t see it being replaced with something else even if it’s as capable (which I don’t think exists either)
@cypnk @Shadejackrabbit @Shufei @TheGibson I think a lot of Excel's capabilities that are beyond LibreOffice Calc's mostly involve things that should probably be done in a database and not a spreadsheet program, but people do them anyway in Excel. I know we're guilty of plenty of that in our office.
Calc's approach might be actually be better in theory, but in the real world we don't want to re-do our entire process flow and retrain users, so we stick with MS Office despite my best efforts.
They’ve built all kinds of business logic into Excel (with encouragement from MS) and you basically get complicated DB functionality with lookup tables and such
To be fair though, people tend to use the tools they know