February 09

Previous article in, I introduced the free OpenOffice.org as Microsoft Office alternative is an expensive software.

Another option, Google Docs is also thing. Here because the WEB interface of the use anywhere not even need installation, I think that it is great to have been evolving function. Recently, I'd like now presentation document (corresponding to MS-Office of PowerPoint) can use.

Just to inferior still to MS-Office and OpenOffice as a function, and to seems not use scripts (macros) also because no match for ordinary application in the operability even luck How much is now the technology because WEB interface There is status quo.

In the future, I think there is a possibility that Google Docs is replace the MS-Office and OpenOffice, but it'd still be ahead of things.

I found an interesting article below. Share of office applications, Microsoft Office is 51%, OpenOffice.org is 5%, GoogleDocs is seems to 1%. It is where reasonable.
OpenOffice five times more popular than Google Docs

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February 06

I think that it is using the Microsoft Office (Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Access) in most of the company. And this software I think it is thought to be essential now.

However, this software is expensive. If you normally buy it to it will be a few $ 100 (Future Shop of price in the Standard $ 299.99, in the Professional $ 689.99). Expenses which have been savings and steadily until now from the company founded, than would swell at once with just one of the software does not become a story.

Therefore, in the Spiral Software (now to say that is my one person but W) it was decided to use the OpenOffice.org.

  • Office software that integrates such as word processing or spreadsheet, presentation, database, draw
  • Is available free of charge, freely available
  • Microsoft Office and high interoperability
  • Adopt a standard file format OpenDocument (1.1-1.2)
  • Developed and published policy of open source

For more information OpenOffice.org site to.

A company that was working before, but there was that it was promoting the use of OpenOffice stop using Microsoft Office as part of cost-cutting, the document that was made with Microsoft Office is a problem, such as not appear in exactly the same way in OpenOffice , after all there was to be that was forced to return to the use of Microsoft Office.

And to have passed already a few years from that time, it seems as OpenOffice also dive evolution. I think to try to do my best for a while in OpenOffice.

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February 04

Since it was founded the company can not do anything by himself, was recruited WEB developers and WEB designers who help with contract-based.

The application guidelines, since we doing offshore development that target Japan, first that Japanese is fluent first condition. And it lacked the recruitment and write the necessary items, respectively.

But I had surely thought better of Japanese Na would willing to contact a lot, actually just Canadians had contacted me ....

Of course it is where you'd like to think it would be Canadian that can speak Japanese. But I'm willing to explain the variety their strengths and excellent skills in your e-mail and cover letter, but I have not written anything about Japanese.

When naturally hear in reply, "Do I can how much Japanese is?", Such as that gathered everyone "... Well, how do not know so much to tell you the truth. But I will be able to if study!" Answer .... And because the obvious is the can not I 's not that you do not know you ... so much I'm can be studying, I have thought Answer me that it can not be gracefully.

Japanese people that gave me the contact, of course, but is not able to be Japanese, for example, if asked that it not be at the other application guidelines, will answer honestly that it "can not".

Although I is better for people who say that it is not possible you can not like people who of this Japanese likes to be trusted, and Maybe (well maybe) If people in that Canadians can be without but it might take if there is a self-confidence.

This is I guess the difference of culture. By know the difference you have said this, and then you thought that there may be useful to go live in Canada, it might come become necessary even understanding of this kind of culture in business.

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