[SATLUG] Office 2003 update blocks older file formats

Brian Lewis astro at astr0.org
Thu Jan 3 14:25:33 CST 2008

I hate m$ as much as the next guy but to their credit, at least theyre  
supporting and updating software that is 5 years old. It really blows  
that theyre breaking stuff for "functionality" but some updates are  
better than none.

That being said, its a wonder people are still paying for this type of  
software, but until an open source alternative emergese that can  
viably compete with it, there won't be a shift.

Let's face it, as much as we hate the folks in Redmond, they are the  
yin to our yang. Without propriatary software, people wouldn't have as  
much passion for open source alternatives. We should consider them a  
necessary evil.

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On Jan 3, 2008, at 2:11 PM, "Vern Davis" <vern.davis at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 3, 2008 2:05 PM, Charles Hogan  
> <cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com> wrote:
>> Anyone else see this as a way for M$ to try increasing there revenue
>> stream by forcing upgrades?
>> alesmerises at satx.rr.com wrote:
>>> Have you heard the latest idiocy from Redmond?  See the article at:
>>> http://www.news.com/Office-2003-update-blocks-older-file-formats/2100-
>>> 1012_3-6224462.html
>>> Talk about big brother making more decisions for everyone (whether  
>>> we
>>> want it or not).
>> --
> (Yet) More reasons not to use proprietary software.
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