numbers: don’t count on it

I am an casual office software user. I write things in vi or text edit. And yes, that’s how they sound. I never was that big in to spread sheets. But graphing solutions I need. I had written my own things for SGI, but even though OS X is OpenGL as well, it is just too much work to maintain.

Since my kids now start using office software I thought I’d get them iWork. Big mistake. Pages is ok (compared to vi and text edit). Numbers however is just outright lame. I hate the fact that Apple is able to pretend that this pile of junk is software that you can make an attempt to sell. Trying to graph anything in this turd of a bloatware reveals how 0.5 ass this thing is. The problem is that crappy software is worth negative money: It took me hours to figure out that it was actual this ’spreadsheet application’ that was just unable to do even simple tasks.
“Numbers” has no understanding of time. I will download now Mac Office 2008. Which is even reasonably priced these days. Looking forward to use Microsoft software. How weird is that!

2 Responses to “numbers: don’t count on it”

  1. Blake Says:

    Give the google online spreadsheet a try first. It’s free and does lots of charts. Or even openoffice.org.

  2. scott Says:

    Skip Office2008 on Mac - macros (which you may not need now, but you may regret not having later..) don’t work any more. If you can do without them then open office is pretty damn good. I’d have thought that this would have appealed to you : http://code.google.com/apis/chart/

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