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On 10/05/2012 05:55 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On 10/05/2012 04:11 PM, Doug wrote:
On 10/05/2012 01:34 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On 10/05/2012 12:37 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Honestly, read "The Emperor’s New Clothes".

Also there was a vote to determine the most influential and
important music of the 20th Century and "The Spice Girls" got in at
number 1. Does that really mean they really were the most
influential? Is there any validity in disagreeing with the results
of the vote?

The assumption is that people using MS Office (or voted for the
ladies) had a properly informed choice. That they were aware of and
were knowledgeable about alternatives and that they made a fair,
unbiased logical and intelligent decision. Since the average IQ is
around 60 (or something utterly abysmal like that) i don't think
intelligent decision-making really entered the equation.

Regards from
Tom :)

More often the choice was spend more money on a Mac or which brand of
Windows machine do you want. Add to the fact that very few of the sales
floor staff are very knowledgeable so the less informed buyer is often
steered into buying Windows.

Also, in business "buying IBM" has often been replaced by "buying
MS/Windows/Office" without any real analysis of needs, costs, etc.

From: Wolfgang Keller <>
Sent: Friday, 5 October 2012, 17:12
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] MS problems

If MSO is a 90% market leader all its users cannot be complete

Thank you for this statement that clearly illustrates the typical
"pointy haired think" (i.e. un-think) of "leaders" (and their

The very simple fact is: LibO has to become better in a SWOT
And what color should that SWOT analysis have?

Would Mauve have enough RAM?




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I recently replied to a thread about Microsoft Office on another list,
and I
am going to copy my post here, because the LO, OO, and Symphony people
ought to know:

I am the editor of a small Newsletter (circulation ~1000)
and I am sent copy in .dos format that was made by MSWord on a Mac.
Most often, none of the programs I have on Linux will correctly open
the files. OO, LO, and Symphony all print the copy pushed off the the
and over the edge of the page margin. Nothing will salvage the file and
make it useful. WordPerfect (XP or Win7) will write them perfectly.
A similar situation exists for the supposedly universal .rtf files,
they are sometimes even worse to make readable than .doc files. I no
longer accept .rtf files at all.
dos not doc format? Not to be picky. Can you email a typical file off
list because I am curious what is happening.
That was a typo. I meant .doc files. Yes, I will send you a couple of the files
and y9ou can see for yourself.

So, until LO and/or LO and/or Symphony--my first choice-- can *really*
read MS documents, I will have to use a Windows program. Which I
really don't mind, except that I have to move the files and boot
another OS.

What you folks in the dev labs need to do is to stop adding "features"
make what you have *work.*


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