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Have A Nice Cup of Tea
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      03-15-2006
http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/2198/53/

As it should be. :>)


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Philip
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      03-15-2006
Have A Nice Cup of Tea wrote:
> http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/2198/53/
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> As it should be. :>)
>
>
> Have A Nice Cup of Tea
>

but as a longtime user of OpenOffice,there are substantial issues that
still need to be addressed.

1.Documentation. The help files are more often than not
self-congratulatory and obscure.This is a common failing with GNU and
FOSS: the doc files are written in expert mode, and questions about "how
do I do this" have to be posted on obscure discussion groups and all
too often are answered with a sneer or an incomprehensible reference to
some other web page.

2. Performance. Open Office feels like it takes longer to load. It also
seems quite difficult to set it up to reflect my preferences. That
****es me.

3. File & directory handling. It's not always immediately apparent why
OO is putting my work in the folder it has chosen.

All of which being said, OO is the only office product on most of the
computers here - because it's functional, I know how to work it and it
didn't cost anything.

I have nothing against Microsoft's office products beyond a niggle about
feature bloat. MS Word works, Excel, to one who grew up on Lotus 123, is
paradise regained, and Access does seem better than DBase II did.

So what I would hope would be that the FOSS community would polish its
offerings so that they install easily, run fast and don't confront the
user with a load of choices they'd rather not have to make.

Presently I reckon they're at 90%.

Philip





 
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Have A Nice Cup of Tea
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      03-15-2006
On Wed, 15 Mar 2006 17:00:26 +1300, Philip wrote:

> but as a longtime user of OpenOffice,there are substantial issues that
> still need to be addressed.
>
> 1.Documentation. The help files are more often than not
> self-congratulatory and obscure.This is a common failing with GNU and
> FOSS: the doc files are written in expert mode, and questions about "how
> do I do this" have to be posted on obscure discussion groups and all
> too often are answered with a sneer or an incomprehensible reference to
> some other web page.


Perhaps a website dedicated to answering users' questions about GPL'd Open
Source software will be a good start.

Actually, that gives me an idea...


> 2. Performance. Open Office feels like it takes longer to load. It also
> seems quite difficult to set it up to reflect my preferences. That
> ****es me.
>
> 3. File & directory handling. It's not always immediately apparent why
> OO is putting my work in the folder it has chosen.


I always specify where I save stuff - I don't leave it to chance.

<snip>

> So what I would hope would be that the FOSS community would polish its
> offerings so that they install easily, run fast and don't confront the
> user with a load of choices they'd rather not have to make.
>
> Presently I reckon they're at 90%.


Yes - I agree that startup times for OOo are not good; and documentation
could be better.


Have A Nice Cup of Tea

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2/ "Shared source" is a poison pill. Open Source is freedom.
3/ Only the Windows boxes get the worms.

 
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      03-15-2006
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) says...
> http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/2198/53/
>
> As it should be. :>)
>


Bullcrap! America is not a commie country. Most of em will do deals with
MS and your wet dream will never happen!
>

 
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Matthew Poole
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      03-16-2006
On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 00:18:22 +1300, someone purporting to be RJ didst
scrawl:

> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed) says...
>> http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/2198/53/
>>
>> As it should be. :>)
>>

>
> Bullcrap! America is not a commie country. Most of em will do deals with
> MS and your wet dream will never happen!


What does "commie" have to do with it? I thought it was the height of
capitalist dogma to look for the cheapest product that is capable of doing
the required job?
And what does "commie" have to do with state bodies recognising that they
have a duty to the public to store information in open formats to aid in
keeping that information accessible for years to come? ODF isn't "commie"
it's responsible - Massachusetts has recognised that its duty is not to
the profits of a convicted monopolist, but to the citizens of the
commonwealth.

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Have A Nice Cup of Tea
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      03-16-2006
On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 14:42:01 +1300, Matthew Poole wrote:

> What does "commie" have to do with it? I thought it was the height of
> capitalist dogma to look for the cheapest product that is capable of doing
> the required job?
> And what does "commie" have to do with state bodies recognising that they
> have a duty to the public to store information in open formats to aid in
> keeping that information accessible for years to come? ODF isn't "commie"
> it's responsible - Massachusetts has recognised that its duty is not to
> the profits of a convicted monopolist, but to the citizens of the
> commonwealth.


Shhh!

Don't say that too loudly - rj might actually learn and understand
something about Free software. ;o)


Have A Nice Cup of Tea

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2/ "Shared source" is a poison pill. Open Source is freedom.
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thingy@nowhere.commy
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      03-16-2006
Matthew Poole wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 00:18:22 +1300, someone purporting to be RJ didst
> scrawl:
>
>
>>In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed) says...
>>
>>>http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/2198/53/
>>>
>>>As it should be. :>)
>>>

>>
>>Bullcrap! America is not a commie country. Most of em will do deals with
>>MS and your wet dream will never happen!


> What does "commie" have to do with it? I thought it was the height of
> capitalist dogma to look for the cheapest product that is capable of doing
> the required job?
> And what does "commie" have to do with state bodies recognising that they
> have a duty to the public to store information in open formats to aid in
> keeping that information accessible for years to come? ODF isn't "commie"
> it's responsible - Massachusetts has recognised that its duty is not to
> the profits of a convicted monopolist, but to the citizens of the
> commonwealth.
>


Why are you arguing with a loony?

As usual (must be an Amercian), only thinking in terms of the USA, there
is the rest of the world, so even if the USA does a deal and shoots
itself in the head the rest of the world does not have to follow.

regards

Thing
 
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RJ
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      03-18-2006
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed)
says...
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 00:18:22 +1300, someone purporting to be RJ didst
> scrawl:
>
> > In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed) says...
> >> http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/2198/53/
> >>
> >> As it should be. :>)
> >>

> >
> > Bullcrap! America is not a commie country. Most of em will do deals with
> > MS and your wet dream will never happen!

>
> What does "commie" have to do with it? I thought it was the height of
> capitalist dogma to look for the cheapest product that is capable of doing
> the required job?


You don't know much about capitalist countries like the US do you
Open source is practically all socialists trying to undermine capitalism

> And what does "commie" have to do with state bodies recognising that they
> have a duty to the public to store information in open formats to aid in
> keeping that information accessible for years to come? ODF isn't "commie"
> it's responsible - Massachusetts has recognised that its duty is not to
> the profits of a convicted monopolist, but to the citizens of the
> commonwealth.


They can archive in PDF and continue to use Word etc on a daily basis
I'ts all Commie propaganda bull
 
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RJ
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      03-18-2006
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed) says...
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 14:42:01 +1300, Matthew Poole wrote:
>
> > What does "commie" have to do with it? I thought it was the height of
> > capitalist dogma to look for the cheapest product that is capable of doing
> > the required job?
> > And what does "commie" have to do with state bodies recognising that they
> > have a duty to the public to store information in open formats to aid in
> > keeping that information accessible for years to come? ODF isn't "commie"
> > it's responsible - Massachusetts has recognised that its duty is not to
> > the profits of a convicted monopolist, but to the citizens of the
> > commonwealth.

>
> Shhh!
>
> Don't say that too loudly - rj might actually learn and understand
> something about Free software. ;o)


"Free Software" can be proprieatry

You meant to say "Free Software Foundation" the vanguard of the commie
open source movement
 
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RJ
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      03-18-2006
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
(E-Mail Removed)y says...
> Matthew Poole wrote:
> > On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 00:18:22 +1300, someone purporting to be RJ didst
> > scrawl:
> >
> >
> >>In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed) says...
> >>
> >>>http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/2198/53/
> >>>
> >>>As it should be. :>)
> >>>
> >>
> >>Bullcrap! America is not a commie country. Most of em will do deals with
> >>MS and your wet dream will never happen!

>
> > What does "commie" have to do with it? I thought it was the height of
> > capitalist dogma to look for the cheapest product that is capable of doing
> > the required job?
> > And what does "commie" have to do with state bodies recognising that they
> > have a duty to the public to store information in open formats to aid in
> > keeping that information accessible for years to come? ODF isn't "commie"
> > it's responsible - Massachusetts has recognised that its duty is not to
> > the profits of a convicted monopolist, but to the citizens of the
> > commonwealth.
> >

>
> Why are you arguing with a loony?


Are you the lony
You have no proof of your claims
Admit it you are just a moron who can't debate with anyone who doesn't
parrot your party line

> As usual (must be an Amercian), only thinking in terms of the USA, there
> is the rest of the world, so even if the USA does a deal and shoots
> itself in the head the rest of the world does not have to follow.


Thats right who cares of the rest of the world
All US haters can go take a running jump
 
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