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microsoft and its discontents

I’d Rather Switch Than Fight; or, Goodbye, MS Word?

I lost about an hour worth of worktime this morning due to Word 2008 misbehaving on my Mac (mid-2007 MacBook Pro 17 inch running the latest version of OSX 10.5, fwiw). Lots of delays while the old color wheel randomly spun and two outright colorwheel crashes. This was completely frustrating. It’s been years since I’ve seriously considered using another word processor. We get MS Office for free at my institution, so price is just not an issue. And though I’ve been aware that some colleagues in the sciences and social sciences have done their work on LaTeX for years, that Read more