On Fri, 2010-11-05 at 07:52 +0000, e-letter wrote:
LO is never going to overcome m$ products on their own platform(s).
Agreed, by the time there is any chance of this the world will have
moved to a different platform. In one way it already has since ARM based
mobile computer devices massively outnumber x86 now.
The biggest market potential by far is mobile devices for ODF to
become the default format.
The majority of people in the world are being introduced to technology
via mobile devices; banking, money transfer, product authentication
etc are now all being performed via mobile phones by people who have
never even seen a PC before caring if it is 32, 64, 16 bit machinery.
LO programmers should forget wasting their time pleasing windoze
people and focus on the future.
I was in Kenya recently where the majority of the population has never
seen a computer. They have seen a cell phone. There are more people on
the planet that have not PC than have one and the biggest growth in
computer devices in Africa is cell phones. The writing is on the wall,
the only uncertainty is time scales.
I would even go as far as qtiplot and makes windoze users pay for
versions supplied for their platforms.
:-) Why not give a business proposal as to why getting LO onto Android
would make good business sense for their search and advertising model,
then they might fund it, it would be a relatively small project for
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