OpenOffice vs. Microsoft Office GUIs

How similar are the GUIs for OpenOffice and Microsoft Office? An expert weighs in.

How does the Office 2007 interface compare to OpenOffice.org's GUI? Are they both equally intuitive?

OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office XP and before look a lot more similar than Office 2007 and OpenOffice.org. If you're used to any of the previous Microsoft Office versions, you're going to think Office 2007 looks VERY different. I can't judge which is more intuitive, except that technically, there's no such thing as intuitive software since none of us is born with a biological imperative to print spreadsheets. I think people like what they're used to.

These are some screenshots of MS Office 2007; certainly not the only ones.

This was last published in May 2007

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