If Stallman used the time he spends on telling people to use Linux to write a proper office suite, Linux might actually succeed.
Install Kingsoft. Tencent has 17% share in the company so you know it's good. All Chinese companies btw. qq dot com is also a good email provider from Tencent for that guy that keeps making an email thread.
The problem with open source is autists like himself who would rather entirely cripple an OS fpr political reasons than actually make something usable. Somehow bsd distros dont suffer as bad from this, I wonder why theyre not more popular.
MS OFFICE IS AVAILABLE FOR EVERY OS; JUST USE MS OFFICE 365 YOU MORONS:
Here is older 'writer' suite 2013, perhaps still latest. It is good and very compatible to office software from Microsoft.
RMS has actually been trying to implement a WYSIWYG word processor major mode in Emacs for decades. It didn't work, probably because the intersection of people who care about WYSIWYG and the people who use Emacs is about six people out of seven billion.
Nope, it's because of the GPLv2. Instead of a million fucking incompatible forks, we get one kernel that everyone from bedroom hackers to multinational corporations is REQUIRED to contribute back to. This means that Linux gets drivers for everything before other Free OSes, which means that more noobs flock to it, which means that it gets more application support, which means more noobs flock to it...
There are a lot of flaws here
>no one gives a fuck about "office suites"
>Stallman preaches free software more than he preaches GNU/Linux specifically
He's turned into a philosopher from a developer. It's kind of disappointing, actually. Free software is great and sure it's important, but he's absolutely obsessed. I never hear him talk about programming or anything, but he made a ton of important shit back in the day. I wonder what happened..
>Somehow bsd distros dont suffer as bad from this
You can install a DE, Libreoffice, or whatever other open source app on say FreeBSD, just like you can with Debian. The base system may be different, but you can get the two to look and function similarly on the desktop. There are of course more drivers available on Linux.
Stallman hasn't crippled anything.
It's like a superhero origin story.
His idyllic Lisp-hacking paradise got ruined by proprietary software companies. He got so mad he spent two years cloning an ENTIRE COMPANY'S OUTPUT all by himself, feature for feature. He later realized that ultimately it was the ability of software companies to make software proprietary in the first place that was the source of his pain, and dedicated the rest of his life to freeing computer users from the yoke of tyranny.
nah, it's shit on linux. It says there on the site the community version is designed for chinese and that other languages being able to use it is just a happy coincidence.
Also, they have the same problems opening certain .docx files made with MS office, which i believe is actually a MS problem because they don't follow their own declared standards but whatever. And the only reason i'd install chinksoft office is to stop using ms office with wine because it's buggy.
So I'll pass for now
I think Stallman's fatal flaw was giving too much credit to computer users. Of the people on the planet with the level of computer ability of his buddies at the AI lab, nearly all of them use, love, and appreciate free software... but then there's the Android and iOS plebes.
He seems pretty realized to me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDxMJQLXmBE
I don't understand why you think it's "shit". You did not list anything that isn't already known by other competitors of Microsoft Office.
And what specific, as you say "certain" .docx files do you mean?
Thanks in advance.