The Good and Bad of Open Source Desktop Apps

The Bad

Dear Open Office,

Why can’t you insert a table? All I want is a simple table. Tables are good ways to organize some information. No, I don’t want to embed a full spread sheet, that uses entirely different fonts, and may or may not size correctly in my viewport, depending on the size of my window at any given time. You import tables from Power Point reasonably well, even if it is just a bunch of grouped lines. Why couldn’t you just draw me that in the first place!

The Good

Dear Inkscape,

You are brilliant, and keep getting better. Putting the color palette horizontally right above the status bar is so nice for doing quick fills of objects on the screen. Plus, all your drawings always look incredible once they are done.

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