"People pay for Office because it's better."
> No, people pay for Office because they are sheeple and don't know any better; and because Micro$oft has a stranglehold on the market.
Some people are sheeple, but some of us want/pay-for Office because it has programs that there are no equivalents for on Linux. Someone above mentioned Outlook (personally I hate Outlook with a passion). For me, it's OneNote; nothing in the OSS world comes close and I've looked. Even Evernote, which is about half of what OneNote is doesn't even have a native Linux app.
It is a pretty safe bet that your family and friends are just using Microsoft Office as an excuse to avoid talking about Linux.
Sigh, that may be true for a few people, but my guess is that number is pretty small. I use Linux heavily, but if I could have 1 piece of software ported to Linux it would be MS-Office. There is no equivalent to OneNote in Linux-land. Basket Notepads tries; I even tried to help it along, but gave up in the end as it just wasn't going to meet my needs as I evaluated it more. To Evernote users, sorry, it doesn't meet my needs either.
Also, the UI of LOffice is pretty clunky. I find it very slow to use because I have to stop and search for features/commands that I know are there but can't easily find. It's rendering is also only about 95% accurate, leaving artifacts and weird visual stuff on my screen (like it showing me where the margins are but text is shown out of bounds). LOffice is a good attempt and I wish it well because I'd like to see it catch on for more mainstream usage, but it's not there yet. But for a quick view of a MS-Word doc on Linux, it works well enough.
Evernote is cloud based. OneNote is local.
Err, no. OneNote can be either local and/or cloud based, your choice from version 2010 forward. I presently use it in both ways at the moment in that some notebooks are local only (things with personal data), some notebooks are in the cloud (things I want everywhere easily and I don't care if anyone else hacked in and saw it).
I think that the adjustable standing desks are on over complicated solution to the problem. Use fixed standing desk with a drafting stool.
Close. If you're in a cube, raise the desk supports to the height that's correct for you; this may require an extra brace, just depending on how everything is supported. It's important that it be ergonomically the correctly height for *you*.
Others have said get a good mat; I think it's good advice.
Get a good chair that can be raised high enough to allow you to sit at the elevated desk. I had to order a "lab stool" off the internet (from Global Industrial, cost was ~$150). It's very adjustable, has a curved back and support for the legs, also has a ring to support the feet that's adjustable.
Then you can stand and sit.
If you don't have a cube that you can raise the surface, check out a product called "Varidesk"; if you have 2 monitors, you'll want the "plus" version. I bought 1 of these for my wife and she loves it.
The only other internal company name I've come across that's more universal is ex G.E. employees referring to it as "Generous Electric".
When I worked at TI (Texas Instruments) in the 90's, it was pretty universally referred to as "Training Institute" because so many people would work there for a few years after college before going somewhere else. Some people also called it "Tiny Income". There's some truth to both.
Maybe, but in almost every single browser topic here on
There are some changes that I'll agree with you on. I hate the Australis UI change, but the Classic Theme Restorer plugin does fix most of that. But I'll call BS on the rest.
There were a number of changes (say from v25-35 timeframe) where they removed the ability to turn things on and off by removing the controls from the about:config interface. Can't fix that with CSS or an extension if the code to do what you want is completely gone.
And don't get me started on the stupidity of the Chat/Loop/webrtc thing they just added as a core tech
I don't believe there's a conspiracy to kill FF, but there's been so many stupid decisions lately by Mozilla that a conspiracy actually starts to look slightly believable.
What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.