[SATLUG] Office 2003 update blocks older file formats

JTux792 jjjordan at grandecom.net
Fri Jan 4 12:46:11 CST 2008


Unless Alpha 5 has sold their name/product, they have been around since the 
days of DOS...still have their DOS product and Win95 product!

JJ

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "country" <glenn.toothman at gmail.com>
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Office 2003 update blocks older file formats


> Excellent Borries,
>
> I use OO all the time, and have found it to be more robust than M$ any day
> of the week.
>
> Ohhhh one other thing, I think I got to be a Beta tester for Alpha 5, a
> relatively new database software product, when they come out with their
> Linux module.    I am using their M$ version now and I really like it, is
> easy to move around and interface.   The documentation even shows how to
> interface it into a web presence.,
>
>
> Glenn T
>
> On Jan 3, 2008 7:37 PM, Borries Demeler <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> 
> wrote:
>
>> > 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)
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> I beg to differ - what's the latest version you tried? I have no issues
>> with
>> performance on my system and use OO for everything from powerpoint
>> presentations
>> to book chapter or journal publications, and for spreadsheets with really
>> absolutely
>> no issues. I consider myself a power user, but OO is up to the task -
>> really.
>>
>> The only time I am not using OO is when I do stuff which is seriously
>> heavy on
>> equations, in which case I use tex. But even for fairly sophisticated
>> equations
>> OO's equation editor is definitely up to par with other word processors.
>> Compared
>> to earlier versions and star office OO has come a long way. Being able to
>> use an
>> open format and not be forced to use these proprietary formats is worth
>> every
>> unpaid penny to me :-)
>>
>> On the other hand, the few times I have tried M$ office I experienced
>> crashes,
>> lost data and incompatibilities. Forget about it...I'll prefer OO any 
>> day.
>>
>> -b.
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