[maemo-users] What is the best app to read .doc or .ppt files on N810

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Fri Nov 14 22:36:43 EET 2008
On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 12:53 PM, Gary <gary at eyetraxx.net> wrote:

> "They are designed for big, power-hungry CPUs."

This actually isn't true. They are "designed" for features, not
hardware. The CPU is irrelevant. Only graphics/video intensive
applications are designed specifically with the hardware in mind, and
even then they are designed for the GPUs, not the CPUs. The truth is
that they (office applications) are designed from the ground up with
portability in mind, not specific architectures.

If it were true, then there would only be a version for a single OS
and architecture, and even if they did port them to different OSs and
architectures the versions would be significantly different, and
that's not the case. The point is to allow people with completely
different hardware to work on exactly the same files with the same
level of control and similar interfaces. I can use OOo, Firefox or
Thunderbird on Linux or Windows without having to relearn anything or
do without features, and even the menus are mostly identical. (The
glaring exception is the location of "preferences" in Firefox - what's
up with that, anyway?)


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