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Hi :)
That comment looks like FUD to me.  Where are the links to substantiate his claims?  There is a lot 
of FUD about China at the moment.  Perhaps some is true but western journalism has it's own biases 
so getting at the truth is a tad tricky.  

Also it's not Cnet that are recommending Kingsoft.  It's only the author's opinion.  PLus it's got 
a question mark after it.  If you search through Cnet you will probably find similar claims in 
titles of articles about LibreOffice

This page in Wikipedia
shows Kingsoft has been around since 1988 and is available for Windows and Gnu&Linux (incl 
Android).  LibreOffice's first release date is listed as 2010 which just shows how tricky it is to 
adequately report on such things.  Many people would say the first release of LO is the same as 
OpenOffice and that should be the same as StarOffice's first release date over a decade ago.  I 
just had to do a little editing there myself but if you check the history you can see that the 
lines about Kingsoft have been unchanged for ages, possibly years.  

Regards from 

Tom :)  

From: Kracked_P_P---webmaster <>
To: LibreO - Marketing Global <>; LibreO - Users Global 
Sent: Thursday, 6 June 2013, 19:48
Subject: [libreoffice-users] CNET is claiming the best free MSO alternative is not LO

I never even heard of this office packages company.

If the commenter is correct, then CNET really need to rethink their 


Kingsoft Office 2013: The best free Microsoft Office alternative?

Not only does it have the best interface around, it also brings 
innovations like tabbed document viewing and drag-and-drop paragraph 
Rick Broida
by Rick Broida
June 5, 2013 10:52 AM PDT


One of the replies to that article is as follows

25 minutes ago

You do know Kingsoft is a communist Chinese company whose nation has 
been conducting unrelenting hack attacks to strip America of all its 
technology? If you can't build it, steal it is their credo. What better 
way to open up a million backdoors then by offering free software that 
exactly emulates Microsoft's flagship program.

By the way read their EULA very carefully. IT CLEARLY STATES THAT 
Have you read it Karyn?  I downloaded this software several years ago 
read that EULA and used Revo to deepscan uninstall that software. It had 
put tendrils all through my computer. Revo is very good and got it all, 
but don't be fooled.

This is part and parcel to China's hacking attempts and for cnet to 
recommend it is both incredibly naive and questionable at best.

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