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"Compatible" is apparently open to interpretation. I can open Word documents sent by the suits back east, but the formatting is usually all over the place -- header on the first page with all the content on the next, blocks of text overlapping each other, weirdness like that. If that mattered to my work (thankfully it doesn't) I would probably install Office for Mac.

You are lucky. Most people aren't.
post #122 of 129
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I think there is a lost tribe, stuck in the early nineties who still think Office files aren't compatible with Apple devices and require "conversion".

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4082543?start=0&tstart=0

But hey, I'm happy for you if you can live this song's refrain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQDHCyFe2rY

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https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4082543?start=0&tstart=0

But hey, I'm happy for you if you can live this song's refrain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQDHCyFe2rY

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Thanks for the link:-

 

 

Apple has exagerated the compatibility, it is mostly compatible but both Pages and Word have features the other doesn't. Stay away from Pages fancier features and you should be OK.

 

TextEdit is almost totally compatible as are several other applications including the free LibreOffice, OpenOffice and NeoOffice.

There are plenty of options.

 

Too bad Microsoft totally screwed attempts to set up open document standards but I guess they had to as a matter of survival.

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post #124 of 129
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Thanks for the link:-








Apple has exagerated the compatibility, it is mostly compatible but both Pages and Word have features the other doesn't. Stay away from Pages fancier features and you should be OK.



 



TextEdit is almost totally compatible as are several other applications including the free LibreOffice, OpenOffice and NeoOffice.







There are plenty of options.

Yes, plenty almost fully compatible options. I've failed to see any among our customers. I'm sure they are somewhere out there, but not in vast abundance. "Almost fully compatible" is only almost good enough for average corporate mind, IMHO and IMHE(xperience).
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Too bad Microsoft totally screwed attempts to set up open document standards but I guess they had to as a matter of survival.

Well of course. End of the day, they all do that on occasion, don't they? Whatever they think is the best for them.

Wouldn't it be nice if MS Office is herald of open document standards? It would.

Wouldn't it be nice if OSX could be installed on any x86 machine? It would.

Wouldn't it be nice if iTunes natively support other MP3 players? It would.

Wouldn't it be nice if "exclusive" console games would be available on other platforms, and gamers could multiplay between platforms? It would.

Well. It is always about survival. If not bare survival, then survival of domination or any other corporate high interest.
post #125 of 129

Here's the latest worldwide marketshare estimates from Canalys:

 

 

 

Total Smart mobile device (notebook, tablet and smart phone) shipments for the Q1 hit 308.7 million units, according to Canalys’ latest worldwide estimates. This represents year-on-year growth of 37.4%.

 

In terms of OS vendors, the Open Handset Alliance continues to dominate, with Android the OS of choice on 59.5% of all Smart mobile devices shipped. Of the other OS vendors, Apple’s strength in the smart phone and tablet PC markets accounts for its 19.3% share, while Microsoft’s 18.1% share reflects its relative strength in the PC market but continued challenger status in the smart phone space.

   

Of the three, the tablet market continues to grow the fastest. Worldwide, tablet shipments grew 106.1% year-on-year to 41.9 million units. Though Apple continues to lead in the tablet space with a 46.4% share, it lost share to it Android-based rivals for the third consecutive quarter. ‘Spearheaded by Google and Amazon, the commoditization of the tablet market has happened far quicker than that of the wider PC market,’ said Canalys Senior Analyst, Tim Coulling. ‘Profit margins are being squeezed and vendors without a low cost structure will find it hard to compete. A solid range of must-have accessories and a software and services strategy are vital as vendors will increasingly need to make revenue around their devices.’

  

Smart phone shipments came in at just over 216.3 million for the quarter, maintaining the strong growth (47.9% this quarter) that the market saw throughout 2012. Android handsets accounted for 75.6% of total smart phone shipments, and Samsung dominated once again, growing its volume by 64.3% year-on-year, which helped its market share exceed 32%. In contrast, Apple saw modest annual growth (6.7%) in its smart phone shipments – the lowest level since the launch of the original iPhone back in 2007

   

‘Despite its slowing growth, Apple still shipped over 37 million iPhones,’ said Pete Cunningham, Canalys Principal Analyst. ‘But HTC and Samsung have raised the bar with their latest handsets and Apple needs to respond with its next iPhone. The iPhone user interface is now six years old and badly in need of a refresh. Hardware-wise, the biggest dilemma that Apple faces is what it does with the size of the display on the next iPhone. It cannot afford to ignore the trend for larger displays in premium smart phones. We expect an increase on the iPhone 5’s 4" display but are not anticipating a “Phablet”-style iPhone.’

 

Huawei, LG and ZTE completed the top five smart phone vendors, all with less than 5% market share each. Once again, Huawei and ZTE benefited from their strength in their home market, with 84% and 71% of their shipments respectively in mainland China. LG’s appearance among the leading vendors comes thanks to an overdue increased focus on its smart phone business at the expense of its feature phone business.

 

Notebook PC shipments totaled 50.5 million units, once again contracting during the quarter, by 13.1% compared with the same period in 2012. The biggest decline was in Western Europe, where shipments fell by 25.2% on an annual basis. ‘While there are macroeconomic factors that contribute to this ongoing trend, the impact of tablets must not be understated,’ said Canalys Research Analyst, Pin-Chen Tang. ‘The combination of ARM-based chipsets and Android has taken computing devices to new, lower price points. If Microsoft and Intel are serious about capitalizing on this exploding market, both will need to ensure that their OEMs can remain competitive on price.’

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post #126 of 129
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So can I, on my iPhone and iPad using VLC or one of the many other Apps currently available for this purpose, after some open source French hippy whined about VLC and had it pulled from the App Store.

Skydrive, Evernote, Docs to Go, QuickOffice, DropBox etc are all available on iOS and perform most of the stuff you are on about and make it easy to get work related files to it, then there are solutions like Citrix.

I don't even bother with DIVX when things are available in mp4 and play natively with iOS, DIVX is a dinosaur.

DIVX is really a container now, using DivX Plus HD I can easily wrap a H.264 video with DTS audio into a container with all the trimmings like subtitles, chapters, multiple languages and now even a custom DVD like start page. If your ripping your BlueRay disks to a media server it's the perfect solution.
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post #127 of 129
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DIVX is really a container now, using DivX Plus HD I can easily wrap a H.264 video with DTS audio into a container with all the trimmings like subtitles, chapters, multiple languages and now even a custom DVD like start page. If your ripping your BlueRay disks to a media server it's the perfect solution.

Disks?

Disks?

Oh, you mean those things gathering dust near my cassettes in the garage.
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post #128 of 129
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DIVX is really a container now, using DivX Plus HD I can easily wrap a H.264 video with DTS audio into a container with all the trimmings like subtitles, chapters, multiple languages and now even a custom DVD like start page. If your ripping your BlueRay disks to a media server it's the perfect solution.

Disks?

Disks?

Oh, you mean those things gathering dust near my cassettes in the garage.
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post #129 of 129
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DIVX is really a container now, using DivX Plus HD I can easily wrap a H.264 video with DTS audio into a container with all the trimmings like subtitles, chapters, multiple languages and now even a custom DVD like start page. If your ripping your BlueRay disks to a media server it's the perfect solution.

1) DivX isn't a container.

2) DivX Plus HD is H.264(AVC), as x264, and AAC codecs wrapped in an MKV container. They don't even change the extension from .MKV.

3) The whole point of DivX PLus HD is so they can push DivX Certifications for devices and HW despite being MKV, H.264 and AAC. This means they get to profit off the part of the population that don't want to think they are supporting the popular codecs by getting them to support the popular codecs.

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