I've researched OneNote and EverNote before and neither of them have any features that would be worth losing all of your personal notes when you don't pay your monthly ransom.
Onenote is a program on my local machine. That's not going to away so there's no ransom. When I decide to ditch Onenote, I'll export all of my stuff to HTML and then suck it into my new note program. But for now, Onenote is the best electronic notebook I've found, bar none, and I've look at a lot of them.
For me, Onenote is 1 of the few programs holding me to MS-Windows. Games? They're fun but I can give them up and most of the games I'd play anyway are older and can be found for SteamOS. I just want a good note taking program that will sync between devices and will run on both MS-Windows (for my tablet) and Linux (for my desktop).
I recently found Turtl and NoteCase Pro, 2 tools that didn't exist when I did my big survey a few years ago. I'm looking into them now and am hoping 1 of them will do the job, putting me that much closer to kicking MS-Windows out of my life (except for work).
Perhaps this will spur the Libre/Open office (Apache foundation for openoffice) to add EPub export the way Firefox got tabs as a standard browser feature.
No need, there's a great tool for EPub generation called Calibre. It will take a variety of inputs and produce an EPub doc. If you want to edit, Calibre can help there too, but I prefer Sigil. The point is there are other and better tools to work with EPub than LibreOffice. No need added a lot of extra stuff to that behemoth, instead use a tool made for the job.
The future's good and the present is nothing to sneeze at. I've used Audacity as my primary audio editor for years. Admittedly, my requirements are pretty lightweight, but it does what I need.
I've done some audio editing in the past where I take raw inputs, clean them up, add effects & other work as needed, then produce a final track. While I can do that with Audacity, I find it harder to do than with SoundForge (an MS-Windows only program). I'm sure some of my preference is what I'm used to, but it's always felt to me that Audacity just makes things a little harder than they need to be, or is missing something I'm looking for (it might even have what I want but is called something else that I don't recognize so I think it can't do what I need). I appreciate what the team has done in giving us Audacity, and it's fine for when I need to take a recording and trim the ends or something else dead simple, but for real editing I'd *much* rather have SoundForge.
To use an analogy that is somewhat apropos, I actually prefer MS-Word over LibreOffice-Writer. Sure, I can use Writer to get the job done, but I always seem to have to hunt a little harder to find the task I need, or Writer randomly renders the document incorrectly occasionally (displaying into the margins is the most annoying one but it screws up in other ways too). I use Writer for simple tasks like viewing only, but for heavy editing I prefer Word.
In both cases, I'm discussing ease of use to get the job done and not about which is "freer" (which maybe be more important to some poeople
and getting a job impossible
Bollox. Getting a job is still very well possible,
Absolutely. A couple of months ago I started looking around. I had 2 interviews in about 3 weeks. Neither company asked about social networks during the interview, as is "do you have one?". I received an offer from the 2nd company and took it.
Perhaps they checked on their own and didn't tell me, but my lack of presence on Facebook and Twitter didn't seem to hurt me at all. I do have a google+ account, but I hardly use it. It's hard to be less into social networks than I am and I didn't find getting a job hard.
I could see where maybe there are a few jobs that would almost require it, say if you were in marketing or something, but for those of us in the tech fields, this isn't an issue.
Early on mysql was limited in the kinds of joins it could do... Can it do a FULL OUTER JOIN yet?
No, not yet.
While it can do UNION, it can't do INTERSECTION or DIFFERENCE. There's a number of useful things that are left out, but those 3 are at the top of the list for me.
"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.
Beware of the Turing Tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy.