Which of these is the best and why?

James Sanchez
James Sanchez

Which of these is the best and why?

Evan White
Evan White

office because every company use it

Jack Myers
Jack Myers

libreoffice is pretty good if you're a college student who needs to write papers

but that's about it, it wouldn't fly in an enterprise environment

Adam Bennett
Adam Bennett

iwork

Joshua Fisher
Joshua Fisher

Office, obviously.

Carson Russell
Carson Russell

Office you fucking retard, that's not even a question

Austin Lewis
Austin Lewis

latex

Justin Rodriguez
Justin Rodriguez

Unless you're doing academic papers with LaTeX, office is the way to go.

Gavin Sanchez
Gavin Sanchez

Libre office is a better software. But MS chose to be a dick and not be and DRM the fucking docx formats.

Thomas Jackson
Thomas Jackson

ApacheOO.

The Oracle cuckoldry has passed and it has a smaller memory footprint than LibreOffice.

Nathaniel Cruz
Nathaniel Cruz

Microsoft Office is definitely better and I say that as a huge fan of Libre Office. I like Libre Office as it's free software.

I use Latex for school assignments and Libre Office Impress whenever I need slides for a presentation.

Liam Martinez
Liam Martinez

Office [spoiler]2007[/spoiler]

Landon Kelly
Landon Kelly

MS Office is pretty cheap, if you want 2016 permanently it'll only set you back £140 iirc, don't know if it'll be less in dollars because VAT. Cheaper for a year subscription but with more stuff. Depends really on your use, if you have a job you;d be better off with MSO so you don't have to deal with .doc/x atrocities by coworkers/managers. Though at the same time, you're encouraging MS to profit from that file format fuckery. MSO's customizability is completely unrivalled by any other option in my opinion barring going into the source code and changing shit yourself (it's a productivity tool, open-source modifying is not a selling point here), forging around your workflow is very important if you use it often enough so for me MSO is a no brainer. Also the interface is cleaner, feels nicer to work in. Style formatting is incredibly easy, so much so I haven't touched latex for anything academic/work oriented as I simply do not need to. PDF compatibility is nothing short of beautiful, and office online/drive is great for ensuring you won't ever be stuck at a terminal holding your dick.

Brayden Nelson
Brayden Nelson

Most of the times I actually use Libre Office in a professional environment.

I have to make payslips for a company and I maintain their database. As long as MS fonts are intalled, xls files will work fine unless the file is not decorated like a school project.

The final invoices I export are pdf files, so normies don't even feel a thing

John Peterson
John Peterson

fpbp

Nolan Baker
Nolan Baker

You can also pirate it and activate it for free with KmsPico like I did.

Brayden Wilson
Brayden Wilson

college student who needs to write papers
not using latex
kys

Joshua Cooper
Joshua Cooper

Yeah that is a good way too, particularly for students although MS do offer a pretty sweet deal for 3 or 4 years (if it's 70£ for all 3 then it is, fuck paying that annually though). I submit work files so I just bought the damn thing as I didn't want any potential mishaps, not that I think that would really happen. I'm not sure if I like Outlook desktop yet though, seems like it may one day go the way of the dodo. Either way, I'm happy with MSO, it let's me do what I need it too.

That all being said, LibreOffice is a VERY good tool considering it isn't the (arguably) focus point of a multi-billion dollar company. So much so when I was in uni I think one of our computing departments used it, and I used it as I didn't want to buy MSO or be bothered to find a reliable torrent. I used it but switched simply because at work: MSO, and dealing with doc/docx too much.

Ethan Thompson
Ethan Thompson

A lot of companies use Java too

Cooper Ramirez
Cooper Ramirez

Theres little to no reason to put yourself through the learning curve if you're not working with heavy mathematical content or if it's not mandatory for your courses and even then there are other tools that handle the whole process infinitely better.

I used to froth over being some wanky prick who used TeX but now I just don't have time to fuck around with packages and making templates for every little thing. I just need a fucking office suite to handle documents and Mathematica to handle anything else.

The normal population doesn't give a shit about your beautifully typeset documents, they literally just want the document done and in their inbox.

Mason Williams
Mason Williams

LaTeX.

Daniel Bennett
Daniel Bennett

What exactly does enterprise need and libre office doesn't provide?

Camden Lopez
Camden Lopez

office because it isn't shit

John Reyes
John Reyes

It's better because it's popular
Are you even trying?

Kayden Hill
Kayden Hill

The thing is that using TeX is no guarantee your documents will look good. I'm in physics and I've seen some awful documents produced with LaTeX, whose authors think they're beautiful simply because they're in Computer Modern - never mind awful spacing, random placements of images, and inconsistent line spacing because of equations forcing changes.

The reality is you can produce beautiful documents in Word and TeX (and InDesign, and $application...), the main barrier is that most people either don't give a shit or haven't bothered to learn the software properly.

Jeremiah Ross
Jeremiah Ross

because java is good?

Brayden Myers
Brayden Myers

LO is always playing catch up.
It will never be able to read MS's OOXML "standard", that's not LO fault, but you can't dismiss it.
Just use Office, even the web version does the job.
Anyways I would't submit a paper done in Word.
Latex will be always better for that use case.

Julian Cox
Julian Cox

but once you have mastered that learning curve and prepared a nice selection of templates to choose from it is quicker than anything else
you'll also be thankful for it's stability and referencing system once you are writing your first longer thesis

Kayden Thomas
Kayden Thomas

That's literally how it works retard. You need to use the standard of the industry to achieve maximum compatibility. You clearly haven't worked a single day in your life.

Eli Sanders
Eli Sanders

Compatibility. Sometimes stuff written on Libre and even saved as .doc won't be formatted properly if you read it with Office.

Matthew Cooper
Matthew Cooper

This. most papers share the same structure, you can just create a template, then it's just fill the spaces with your shitty work.

Justin Ortiz
Justin Ortiz

If you are a college student you can get 4 years of Office for like $50.

Robert James
Robert James

Both can shit PDF, so nobody cares, shill.

Josiah Reyes
Josiah Reyes

Are there people who are so poor that they can't afford $100 for MS Office?

Jordan Ward
Jordan Ward

If you want the dreadful rainbow WordArt and its ilk, you need to save the document as a 97-2003 format .doc

Adam Nelson
Adam Nelson

So? Just save it in another format. That's not even an argument. You're literally saying the reason LibreOffice isn't as good is because it isn't MS Office. LibreOffice is completely free and it's export formats are as well, which is another great reason to use it in enterprises to cut down unnecessary costs.
he thinks people buy MS Office
he thinks people buy Windows
Are there people who are so stupid that they pay shit they can get for free?

Aiden Phillips
Aiden Phillips

If you don't need excel don't bother with microsoft.

Isaac Garcia
Isaac Garcia

latex only flys with STEM papers, the avg eng/com student has ZERO need for latex

Jace Jones
Jace Jones

Are there people who are so stupid that they pay shit they can get for free?
there's shitloads of retards like that breh
There's a website I check often that has daily deals and sales. If there's a sale for ms office you can be sure it will be sold out before the evening.

Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz

That is a big reason. The others will use MS Office because they did all their life. They will use .doc/.docx formats and it can't be properly converted.

Jose Rogers
Jose Rogers

Office, but pirate it, don't be a good goy and buy it.

Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott

Why would you object yourself to risk of getting malware when there is a free alternative that is just as good, if not better (because it follows open standards).

Leo Lewis
Leo Lewis

Well the average student is fine with LibreOffice anyway.

Jacob James
Jacob James

I doubt anyone concerned about malware would be using Windows.

Robert Russell
Robert Russell

Libreoffice is shit.

Writer documents change their appearance when you reload them.
Draw is fucking slow. FUCKING SLOW.
Calc is okay.

But I'm too hard up to get Office.

Nolan Hughes
Nolan Hughes

I prefer LibreOffice because it doesn't autoformat documents to have 1.5" line spacing.

Interesting to note is that Office 16 can now open ODT files

Samuel Rivera
Samuel Rivera

Because you look like a fucking dumbass when document that looks good for you turn out to be looking like shit for other recipients.
And this is all nice and fine if your recipients are your mom or students/professors in college, however if you send shit like this to your company client you may end up in trouble.
By the way no one actually gives a shit about Word, it's all about excel reports, which I would never trust LibreOffice with. Unless I wanted to end my career for whatever reasons.

Carter Scott
Carter Scott

Interesting to note is that Office 16 can now open ODT files
Even more reason for me to leave the shitshow that is Libreoffice.

Thomas Powell
Thomas Powell

Even more reason for me to leave the shitshow that is MS Office.
FTFY

Luis Robinson
Luis Robinson

Pajeet, my friend, you need to calm down.

Angel Foster
Angel Foster

Office, it's not even close. If you aren't going to use it's features though, just pick up LibreOffice.

Levi Diaz
Levi Diaz

i would not trust any spreadsheet software for relevant things.

Jackson Turner
Jackson Turner

check my resume in libre office and submit it
HR lady gets resume in fucked up format, spaced weird
don't get job
edit my resume of office 2016 and submit it
HR lady loves my resume and calls me for an interview

hmmm still can't decide to use unsupported trash like libre office or office 2016, which is used by every company and just works

Andrew Lewis
Andrew Lewis

not sending a pdf
degenerate

Angel Carter
Angel Carter

if i git gud at calc are my skills transferable to excel? how much overlap is between the two programs?

Mason Richardson
Mason Richardson

LIBREOFFICE MASTER RACE

dirty office peasants

Nolan Moore
Nolan Moore

not sending an .stl of your résumé printed on stone tablets

Lucas Cruz
Lucas Cruz

We tried LibreOffice in a production environment and it simply wasn't ready for mainstream use. Writer wasn't that bad and we could have dealt with that. But Calc and Impress failed to meet our expectations. We ended up settling on Google Apps.

Kayden Clark
Kayden Clark

how did you get it in the name field?

Kayden Ward
Kayden Ward

That's just the way it is now. Hiroshimanagasaki is experimenting with various ways to ruin the site.

Matthew Brooks
Matthew Brooks

Latex is the most comfy

Kevin Davis
Kevin Davis

Buying 100 dollar for fucking Microsoft OFFICE.

Evan White
Evan White

Office is free when you're in university

Mason Gray
Mason Gray

oh my fuck my stupid chinese professor made us use latex to write a fucking three page paper. Fuck that piece of shit and his shitty autistic preferences. I wrote it in PDF and took my grade hit. It was like 8% of our grade only.

David Hill
David Hill

Use LibreOffice, more up to date and actively maintained.

LibreOffice is used in plenty of enterprise environments already, not sure where you got that from ...

Jonathan Cox
Jonathan Cox

i wrote it in pdf
kek
i write my documents in the png language

Jose Price
Jose Price

going to college to learn shit
refusing to actually learn something new
topkek

Kevin Baker
Kevin Baker

Ain't no one go to college to learn shit. It's to get a job now.

Charles Mitchell
Charles Mitchell

Office cause it's not designed by neckbeards.

Hudson Rodriguez
Hudson Rodriguez

Chooses a software designed by prajeets

Jace Hall
Jace Hall

if i say pajeet at whatever chance i can get, i'll look like the saviour of the white race and a true computer scientist who knows how to make effective use of a programming language
pic related, indians can be freetards too.

Owen Ortiz
Owen Ortiz

Ain't no one go to college to learn shit. It's to get a job now.
That's a truely plebeian way of thinking

Hudson Lee
Hudson Lee

Freedom vs botnet
I think the choice is clear.
That choice is LaTeX btw.

Parker Watson
Parker Watson

Implying MS hasn't gone full prajeets

Isaac Brown
Isaac Brown

Well look at this bourgeoisie faced nigga pretending like he's the proletariat just looking to get by like the rest of us.

Almost nobody goes to university because they want to. They do it because society expects them to, and there are now artificial barriers to employment that require them to have the right piece of paper to allow them to work, regardless of whether they're otherwise qualified or not.

Jackson Young
Jackson Young

Not that guy, but that's literally all it is.
Every CS course I took could've easily been learned online. Professors are dickheads, TAs are retarded (one TA last week couldn't even execute a python autograder script). If I have to spend money just to learn something by myself, I'd feel ripped off as hell, but that's how college is marketed these days. It's about "being independent" so that a professor doesn't look like a useless retard when asked "why don't you teach during lecture instead of regurgitating the book?".
You can get the same education to get a job at a community college or a low level state college as you would at a more exclusive college. It's all about looking employable and shoving your foot through the company's door.
Trust me when I say that mediocrity is screwed. We're gonna have unemployed college grads, not just from mediocre schools, but from high end schools as well. They're gonna have to start doing masters just to get jobs soon. The world is fucked.

Aaron Ward
Aaron Ward

Because you look like a fucking dumbass when document that looks good for you turn out to be looking like shit for other recipients.
I have had this happen to me before, the rage i had afterwards was ....... to much

Dominic Wilson
Dominic Wilson

LibreOffce is good enough for me.

Why pay the Microsoft jew?

Matthew Sanchez
Matthew Sanchez

You can actually write PDF by hand though.

Lucas Garcia
Lucas Garcia

Make a presentation in LibreOffice
Open it in Office
Formatting is all fucked up

John Edwards
John Edwards

pay
Get a load of this retard.

Brody Ward
Brody Ward

which company hasn't gone full indians on W2? i'd like to know.
they're
cheaper
willing to work long hours
throw enough of them at a problem and you'll eventually get a fix
any smart businessman would look past the cultural differences and go straight for the indian. not cause of affirmative action or muh diversity (although, that's just the fancy name they give it), but simply because it's cheaper than hiring homegrown programmers. you know this to be true.
a company doesn't care about how diverse it is, that's just something for investors and the general public, to make themselves look like the good guys.
it's all about cutting corners and spending little money, and hiring indians works well in that regard.

fuck off. the issue isn't indians getting in, it's jewish companies wanting cheap indian labor over expensive american labor.

Nathaniel Hill
Nathaniel Hill

i don't believe anyone can be this autistic
i'm ready to be disproven though

Hunter Edwards
Hunter Edwards

POO
IN
GNU

John Murphy
John Murphy

L A T E X
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Andrew Richardson
Andrew Richardson

latex beamer

Josiah Lopez
Josiah Lopez

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Brayden Russell
Brayden Russell

of course nowadays a degree is required for everything
but that doesn't mean college is a useless shit show for everything else but a job qualification
that's like not enjoying a nice meal just because you have to eat so you won't starve to death
It's also up to you to pick a good school and enroll in classes that are being taught by motivated professors and that actually interest you
otherwise it's like going to mcdonald's and complaining about the quality of their shitty burgers

Aiden Jones
Aiden Jones

I wrote PostScript by hand in college because Linux vector graphics tools were shit in 2004. It wasn't too bad for simple line drawings.

PDF is pretty similar.

inb4 still shit

Christopher Cox
Christopher Cox

POO
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LOO
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Jack Martin
Jack Martin

yes, metapost existed back then

Isaac Thomas
Isaac Thomas

I can edit PDF

Logan Butler
Logan Butler

but that doesn't mean college is a useless shit show for everything else but a job qualification
But it is.
Go to any college, small, large, state, community, private, ivy, whatever. It's filled with retards doing what they think adults do, drink and party.
It's also up to you to pick a good school and enroll in classes that are being taught by motivated professors
The only classes taught by "motivated" professors are the extracurriculars, you know, speech, music history, history of trade, shit like that. I suspect, it's because they're the ones who realized early on in life that there's two paths- one that'll make you money (the one that people need) and the one that'll keep them happy. I'm happy for those professors that they chose the latter, but most people think that the former will eventually lead them to happiness, so they'd rather take the boring classes that'll at the very least to a certain degree guarantee a job.

The guy holding the baby is actually pretty cool. Eh fights for farmers rights and doesn't afraid of anything. Satya can go suck a dick though.

Christian Morgan
Christian Morgan

WHITED

Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez

huge fan of office 2010

2013 is pretty shit but for norms it does jus werk

2016 is basically the same as 2013 just lil more botnet

libre and open are comfy but not nor never will be total replacements to ms office

Cooper Watson
Cooper Watson

libreoffice, because it didn't need to be shilled for billions of dollars

Josiah Morris
Josiah Morris

Save me the memes,
What is the best version of office that I should pira-- I mean buy, and why?

Jose Sanders
Jose Sanders

2013
Download it and use KMSpico.
It just werks, plus you can use OneDrive with it.

Mason Wood
Mason Wood

itt: Idiots that just discovered LaTeX and don't know you can use it in microsoft word

Justin Myers
Justin Myers

t. retard who downloaded Computer Modern fonts.

Landon Cook
Landon Cook

why the fuck would you want to do that
formatting a paper in latex is like three lines, and you can do the rest in a text editor of your choice

Angel Cook
Angel Cook

install ms office
it creates some sort of encrypted virtual partition/drive in windows just for itself, to do something non-descript that probably has no place in a fucking office suite in the first place
mfw people actually use this fucking malware

Caleb Long
Caleb Long

A decent WYSIWYG text editor.

Lincoln Lee
Lincoln Lee

i can't...

Henry Jones
Henry Jones

it creates some sort of encrypted virtual partition/drive in windows just for itself
No it doesn't.

Cameron Kelly
Cameron Kelly

WYSIWYG text editor
WYSIWYG
for text
I think you mean for word processing, which include fonts and sizes and things like that.

Andrew Carter
Andrew Carter

you know what i mean, fag

Henry Thomas
Henry Thomas

Google docs

Jason Wright
Jason Wright

The worst of both worlds.

Zachary Bell
Zachary Bell

and the lag unlike either

Ethan Martin
Ethan Martin

This, more people were i am use LibreOffice.

Noah Hughes
Noah Hughes

Usually college students can get it for free through their school.

Wyatt Baker
Wyatt Baker

Hell no. It's like comparing a house as in pic related to the one drawn in

It's beautiful and fancy and but has negative comfy factor.

Ayden Perry
Ayden Perry

oh man my text is only black-on-white
how comfy
fuck off.

Joseph Harris
Joseph Harris

Office isn't worth a single penny

Kevin Brooks
Kevin Brooks

microsoft office is better but libreoffice does what i need without pirating so it's ok

Brandon Hall
Brandon Hall

If they paying, Office. If i'm paying, Libre

Charles Rodriguez
Charles Rodriguez

libre office because it's free

Owen Fisher
Owen Fisher

it isn't ms office

that's exactly why nobody uses it though

Brody Flores
Brody Flores

You're literally saying the reason LibreOffice isn't as good is because it isn't MS Office

That's exactly the reason why Libre isn't as good: because it isn't Office. There is no format to save stuff and be 100% sure that the formatting wont be fucked up when they read it with Word, and this itself is a dealbreaker for any serious use.

PDF

That might be great for turning in your homeworks, but in real life sometimes people have to edit other people's documents.

Jace Sanders
Jace Sanders

That might be great for turning in your homeworks, but in real life sometimes people have to edit other people's documents.

That's when you get a call from a secretary asking why she can't edit the text on the fax that she received and then scanned into her computer.

Kevin Diaz
Kevin Diaz

implying that she couldn't type the document from scratch into MS Office faster than what you'd take to even get there

Joshua Adams
Joshua Adams

I say LibreOffice is better, just because it's FOSS. Now what do you say to that, fgt?

Asher Green
Asher Green

DRM DOCX
What are you talking about? I've never heard of this, DOCX is literally in an XML, that's what the "X" part means.

Hunter Cruz
Hunter Cruz

This.

Landon Johnson
Landon Johnson

We have some lengthy multi-lingual documents. So she'd need to edit it, then send it to a different department for translation. There's no way she'd be able to transcribe the already translated text, and it's not worth wasting the translator's time translating the parts that already are translated. Also, sometimes there are documents with tables or other imagery. So when this shit happens (more than once) I tell them to contact whomever they got it from and ask for a digital copy.

Dominic Flores
Dominic Flores

This is why something like Google Docs would solve all of these retarded corporate problems.

Adrian Rivera
Adrian Rivera

We do use Google Docs. Of course, we also use Office because there are some employees that are older than dirt and scared of change. Alternatively, because you will occasionally receive Office formatted documents and you don't want Google to mange them during conversion.

Nathan Stewart
Nathan Stewart

DRM DOCX
You mean the "restrict access" and "digital signature" features?

Restrict access seems like a bit of a crock. For one thing it's tied to a Microsoft account. For another it has the same problem as any DRM -- if I can view it I can copy it and edit it regardless of whether some stupid software wants to allow it.

Of course you could also use this feature to make an encrypted document that only you and the designated recipient can read, by putting in their MS account. You can do the same with normal docx encryption and just give them the password through another channel, but this does it without a shared password, but needs you to trust a cloud.

The digital signature feature has more use. It lets you choose between creating your own signature (self-signed), and paying for one. Self-signed is of course free, but you can't use it to prove to others that you are the real you, and not some schmuck that typed your name into the signature maker. The paid way attaches your public key to your MS account, so anyone can use it to validate that you did in fact sign this document and that it hasn't been tampered with since. (Which is quite useful for legal statements, evidence, testimony, etc.)

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