Thursday, January 23, 2003

Well, as much as I would like to switch to non-microsoft applications, the simple fact is that the alternatives are not stable, not reliable, and not compatible.

Mozilla 1.2.1 - the latest 'stable' release, still crashes regularly, and cannot display some of the most common websites correctly. 1.0.2 - the latest patch release - is stable but opening a word or excel document and then saving it in MS format so others can read it risks wrecking the document! It cannot even handle a simple outline format without munging it all up when saving to the MS format. It completely broke my spreadsheet because it cannot handle the { } formulas used in the more complex spreadsheets.

Until these applications can work well with MS apps, I cannot use them. Back to Office and MSIE.