[SATLUG] Office 2003 update blocks older file formats

Brian Lewis astro at astr0.org
Thu Jan 3 14:29:50 CST 2008


And yes I do know about open office but as of now it is lacking in so  
many ways that it isnt a viable alternative (and they still haven't  
perfected the formatting and performance issues that have been around  
since it was first released)

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On Jan 3, 2008, at 2:25 PM, Brian Lewis <astro at astr0.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Brian
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> 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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