I’ve always been a huge supporter of open source software. From when I was running Ubuntu the Libre Office suite always sufficed my need for an office type package and Thunderbird was always the Outlook “alternative”.
The problem is though, in the back of my mind they were always just the “free alternative” to the benchmark software I’ve always needed. With a huge amount of deliberation I’ve now decided to take out an Office365 subscription and even though I’ve only had it a couple of days, the software just feels fluid and well finished and the “genuine article”.
So far there is no buyers remorse but it feels like I’m slowly becoming a Microsoft fan, first moving from Ubuntu over to Windows, then from Notepad++ to Visual Studio and now from Libre/Thunderbird to Office.