• NateNate60@lemmy.world
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    29 days ago

    I think most of the complaints are that Microsoft Office doesn’t work. Which is true. The web version of Microsoft Office is honestly kinda terrible.

    And no, people don’t want to use a product that does the same thing as Microsoft Office, they want to use a product called “Microsoft Office”. No, it’s not logical, and doesn’t make any sense at all but it’s how people are.

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      The only sense it makes is that M$ hasn’t followed the spec, and so things done in office display fine in say libreOffice, but not the other way around. So if your company is willing to transition, but everyone you deal with outside the company is still on Office, there’s a bit of a communication issue. That’s M$'s biggest strength, homogenous work environments.

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        That’s why my business only uses pure, crisp .txt files. If I can’t open it in notepad, I don’t want it!

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            Json is a garbage format for anything that’s meant to ever be touched by a human. At least use yaml or json5.

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              In the first paragraph of JSON5’s site:

              It is not intended to be used for machine-to-machine communication.

              YAML is not supported by a lot of enterprise software (example: Azure pipelines supports it but Power Automate does not). JSON, XML, CSV, or failing that Text are the safe bets. We use a few options for reading or building presentation layers quickly. Ultimately the idea is to move data around in a way that is friendly to our current and future applications.

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                It’s absolutely trivial to convert either format to json if necessary. The real killer for me with json is the lack of comments. Human-maintained files absolutely need comments.

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        29 days ago

        This needs to become illegal and bear a bankruptcy inducing fine if repeatedly done.

        We need to get rid of these monopolists

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          Pretty sure it is “illegal” I mean didn’t they get dragged through court in what the 90s 00s? Specifically for anti-competative monopolistic actions. Illegal was in quotes there because nothing really changed.