The end of Word, is it?

Microsoft Word is a very common computer application, everyone knows it, and it is very traditional in any area in the world, be it trade, technology, agribusiness, in short, there are many diversities, there is always a computer with the famous software somewhere installed.

Adoption for online applications that run in the browser, such as Google Docs, or Office 365 online is still very low (and even though the person has an online subscription, they still prefer to download the desktop version to use on the machine itself).

We recently had serious security issues affecting this application, but in general, what will really change for most users: unfortunately nothing. They know it is vulnerable, but they do not update to the latest version, and they will not update soon.

Zoho Docs: The online document editing version of

Online versions, like any website on the internet, currently run in sandbox, that is, an environment where the website cannot access machine resources in any way, except if the user himself includes a file to attach, but alone, there is no way a JavaScript code to access machine resources (except Internet Explorer, which always shows flaws because it does not use a sandbox).

But adoption by online environments is still very tough for people who are used to turning on their PC and clicking on the Word icon that is there on their desktop. They are resistant to changes, if there is no icon right in front, able to call the support requesting that the icon return because it "disappeared".

People, many of them, unfortunately are unable to do activities that a computer was proposed to be done: "anything".

The person simply has a computer system available on his desk, capable of processing any type of instruction available, in the most diverse and complex formats available, capable of developing everything he wishes, without limits, and is limited to a single application, because you're used to doing this, and you don't want to change the way you do it.

When Office had its "big" change between Office 2003 and Office 2007, many people were unable to use it, and appealed to support to revert to the previous version. Thankfully they have changed, today it is much more intuitive, but, unfortunately, it is still a version that, up to the present day, presents programming problems that increase the security risk.

Currently, it may be that using Word is unsafe, as there are security risks linked to it, and I really hope that there are security policies prohibiting the use of Word and Outlook, in this era, outdated and outdated software, limited only to the Windows platform, vulnerable to numerous problems like: if your hard drive gets damaged, will you lose your files and all your outlook emails? Yes, if you do not have a backup, even if you do, you will still lose some emails, even for 5 minutes or use an IMAP-based email (before using Gmail online).

Web applications have long since surpassed the old way of using desktop applications, and take advantage of being built only once, and being automatically available for any platform, whether Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android or iOS (if responsive to screens) small).

The trend of downloading applications and using them on the computer has passed, and this trend is now in mobile applications, people overload with applications all the time, forgetting that we all did this with our own computers long ago, and today the computer has become very insecure, and today, cell phones have become much more insecure than in the past.

Not wanting to change and move forward, it has still been a difficulty for many people in various places, people are resistant, do not want to change versions, keep using the same and there is also the other side: the support and software license side.

Microsoft is still trying to force the use of paid software licenses (despite hundreds of free online apps to do the same and better) and companies are required to have their licenses properly paid, and many companies are not willing to pay for license update fees to purchase updated software.

It is not a matter of having a newer software just because it has more resources, but it is also a matter of support and security, if you do not update, you will run the risk of security because it is no longer updated, this I see as being something similar to the swindle , a crime they are doing with companies, forcing them to purchase upgrade licenses, or else they will operate with security risk.

If the company is not willing to pay for the license, it runs the risk or else it tries to ban the use of the application altogether, something that, depending on the people who work at the company, may be impossible, except if all people are able to support changes , and able to adapt to new technologies.

Some companies are able to adopt the use of spreadsheets online, because they are forced to use online collaboration in real time, but still there is someone who works in the administration of this company, who has to have Word, or else the person simply "freaks out" .

I still hope for a better world, without Word, and with free alternatives to edit documents, online, shareable and easy to migrate between computer, notebook, cell phone, etc., that the documents are available wherever we go, and don't be stuck just to a single computer , a single hard drive, and software that in these weeks has shown a serious security vulnerability, and that can continue to appear at unexpected times.

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