An official report for the Dutch government concluded:

“(Microsoft Office) systematically collects data on a large scale ... covertly, without informing people. … Microsoft does not offer any choice with regard to the amount of data, or possibility to switch off the collection.”

Don't use Microsoft Office, use LibreOffice instead 👍

It's free, open and you can get it here:

libreoffice.org

You can follow them on here:

@libreoffice

#MicrosoftOffice #Alternatives #LibreOffice

@switchingsocial

I love @libreoffice. But, and big one, is their Android app - still can't use it for editing anything.

@mu
Sorry to say but a lot to be desired for #libreoffice when it comes to actual #productivity
In corporate use, #msoffice is way ahead
I use the #msoffice at work & #libreoffice for private purpose where it is merely sufficient.
@switchingsocial @libreoffice
The lack of focus on #usability & #productivity was a problems with #foss for many years. People are slowly getting past this bad legacy.

@nurinoas @mu @libreoffice

If you run a company, try OnlyOffice:

onlyoffice.com/

I mainly mention LibreOffice because switching.social is mainly aimed at private individuals.

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@switchingsocial @nurinoas @mu LibreOffice from the website is great for home users, yes, but there are LibreOffice-based solutions ideally suited for organisations and enterprises: libreoffice.org/download/libre

@libreoffice @nurinoas @mu

Thanks very much for that, I've added the link to switching.social's entry for LibreOffice 👍

@libreoffice im still waiting for a usable selfhosted gdocs alternative :( (not for business)

@dahabakuk @libreoffice define "gdocs" alternative as in desired specifics...

@switchingsocial
i didnt like nextcloud (syncthing for me) but ill take a look at cryptpad thx
@libreoffice @cryptpad @nextcloud

@libreoffice @switchingsocial @nurinoas @mu I think one very important feature is the fact that it can open and save the MS Office format. It has become the standard (next to PDF) so it's important. Especially for businesses.

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