On Fri, 2010-11-05 at 11:51 -0200, Olivier Hallot wrote:
> Em 04-11-2010 17:31, e-letter escreveu:
> > In terms of priorities, making LO the default for mobile (e.g.
> > android) is more important than windoze.
> >
> 
> Wrong as of today. Windows counts of more than 95% of LO/OOo use. See 
> download stats in OOo portal. Maybe in some future for mobiles.

What matters is future take up not just current installed base. Windows
counts for 95% because Windows is 95% of the only platforms on which OOo
runs. That is simple stats.

> Much has been written in this thread, I make my point:
> 
> Focus on what managers need(*). They need good spreadsheets and good 
> presentations (Text document's are clerk's job).

They already have it in the current versions. Tweaking them with a few
additional bells and whistles is not going to make any really
significant difference to the volume of take up. 

> On mobiles: care to start make a ODP (presentation) and spreadsheet 
> (ODS) viewers. Just in case you realy don't want to carry your 
> laptop/netbook, because HDMI output is becoming standard on mobiles.

Really if all you want is a viewer, upload your work to Google Docs and
display it from the web. 

> (*) managers, sign checks and shout loud when things go wrong.

So? What matters is what people need and most people will soon have a
smart phone and they will start to question why they need a PC at all.
The consumer market is much bigger than the industrial professional
market and extends into massive volume in developing countries that have
still to take up any significant technology. 

Read up Prof. Clay Christensen's work on disruptive innovation to see
why new technologies displace established ones.

> Olivier Hallot
> ComitĂȘ Executivo
> The Document Foundation


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