[SATLUG] Office 2003 update blocks older file formats
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.
> 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:
>>>> Talk about big brother making more decisions for everyone
>>>> (whether we
>>>> want it or not).
>> (Yet) More reasons not to use proprietary software.
>> vern.davis at gmail.com
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