After more than 15 years, I’ve finally managed to untether myself from MS Office. I now use Google Docs for all my spreadsheets and documents. The transition hasn’t been smooth, but Google Docs is a worthy alternative and I’m happy that I’ve made the move.
The transition was borne out of frustration at Office’s slow speed and bloated feel. After losing more than a dozen files to an unfortunate and unwanted HDD format, I started my virtual life anew with a clean installation of Windows. I installed my usual software – iTunes, Notepad++, Tweetdeck, Skype, Chrome – but left out MS Office purposely because I wanted to see how long I could go without resorting to Word.