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On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 21:57:50 PM +0000, Paolo Debortoli wrote:

hi. I work in a state school, using ms windows and ms office... i
think I know the policy of microsoft. I think they use a sort of
(apparent) programmed obsolescence for the software.

Hi Paolo, and... NO. Not the software. They use programmed
obsolescence for the FILE FORMAT, see

 why don't they change ? they don't know enough about LibreOffice;
 they would need demonstrations or some training

training to learn the different position of the same buttons and
functions is a waste of money, it's a shame that it is still
considered an option. The real training should be in other areas,
regardless of what software is used, see the post above.

 other software producers (autodesk) are doing similar things...
 schools are good marketing targets... ideas?

let's not waste other years promoting software before common formats.
Apart from that, thanks for mentioning Autodesk, excellent example of
the fact that MS is neither the only, nor the worst player of the
"proprietary format" game. THat is a very general issue.


M. Fioretti         

Your own civil rights and the quality of your life heavily depend on how
software is used *around* you

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