BillyS - 11:05 pm on Aug 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
I use Word all of the time and never met a problem I couldn't solve with Word. I write a lot and have used nearly all of the features found in Word. The average Joe Worker uses it to type documents, not sure what are real complex task would be for a document. Basically, they are words arranged on paper.
It's a nightmare compared to real tools suited for complex tasks such as Frame.
I've given OpenOffice and LibreOffice a try. Sorry, they're just not as powerful and Microsoft's products. Time is money for me and paying a bit more for something that just plain works is a good investment. I'm currently subscribing to Office365 and feel that it's an incredible value.
Let's face it, the masses don't like change. The same strength Microsoft has with Office is a weakness in Windows 8. The Metro interface is different. My daughter nearly cried when I loaded it on her ultrabook. She complained for about three days until she discovered how it really works. Now? She loves it.
BTW - if you've never used a Windows 8 phone, try them next time you're in a wireless store. The phones are buttery smooth with what is relatively weak hardware on the Nokia and HTC handsets when compared to what's inside an SG4. Unfortunately, Microsoft is about two years too late.