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Hi :)
No.  Err i am not sure where to start as there is so much wrong with Brian's last post.  

1.  People are not dim just because they are not as skilled with computers as you.  People may be 
exceptionally gifted, perhaps even a genius at many things but still not understand the one area of 
knowledge you think of as the most important.  

2.  There are some people in the world that have machines with Windows installed where it wasn't me 
that did the install!  I know that might be difficult to believe! lol.  Lately i have bumped into 
or tried sharing files with quite a few people that "can't open zip files".  A couple of times i 
have been allowed to look at the machine in question and seen that the only problem is that somehow 
file associations have vanished or perhaps were never set-up right.  This happens so often that i 
didn't even know there is some default app in Xp but there are a lot of simple archive managers to 
choose from and installing one is a quick&easy way to grab all the relevant file-types so that they 
can all be opened.  

I have even seen a couple of machines that couldn't even read gifs despite having several MS 
programs for viewing pictures.  Again a pre-existing condition of particular logins on a couple of 

Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Tue, 20/3/12, Brian Barker <> wrote:

From: Brian Barker <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Urgent Base problem
Date: Tuesday, 20 March, 2012, 9:36

At 08:56 20/03/2012 +0000, Tom Davies wrote:
I've known quite a few people using Xp that couldn't open zipped files and needed help installing 
an archive manager.

Do you mean you know dim people and advise them wrongly?  Er, maybe suggest they just double-click 
the .zip file?

Brian Barker

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