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As long as I can remember, I've used Microsoft Word, for writing
college papers to doing my work today. However, a couple of years
ago when I got my new home computer, rather than loading
Word on my PC, I figured I'd give Google Docs a try since it was
free. To my surprise, Google Docs word processing isn't bad. I
mean don't get me wrong, it's not a full-featured word processor like
Word is, but it suits my needs for home use. And I like that I
can import my older Word docs to it, save them online, and access them
anywhere as long as I have access to the Internet. In addition, I can
import and save docs to my hard drive if I want. And while I don't do it often, another plus is that I am able to share the docs with my family andfriends when I need to and we can collaborate on them. Frankly, with
Google docs, I honestly don't know if I'll ever buy another version of
Microsoft Word, because it simply covers all my needs at home.
In a recent blog by CNET executive editor, Charles Cooper: "How I
learned to say, 'Hi, Google Docs; bye, MS Word,'"Charlie
explains his reasoning for saying goodbye to Microsoft Word and
moving to Google docs. Give his blog a read and definitely
check out the funny video of Microsoft poking fun at Google Docs.
Tell us if you've ever considered or have already ditched Word for
Google Docs, or even something else. Do you think one day Google
Docs will be just as good as MS Word or is it doomed for failure?
Do you trust Google Docs or cloud computing? Have you given
Google Docs a spin? If you have, how's it working out for
you? Or are you a Word user for life? Many CNET members have
already chimed in to express their thoughts; now it's your turn to
tell your side of the story. Get on your soap box and tell it like