Open Office

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  1. Jack Gillis

    Jack Gillis Guest

    I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the way of
    OS/2 and quietly fade from view?
     
    Jack Gillis, Feb 14, 2008
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  2. "Jack Gillis" <> wrote in
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    > I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go
    > the way of OS/2 and quietly fade from view?


    Hardly - it's bigger and better than ever. I've bought computers
    that had it installed.



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    Christopher Jahn, Feb 14, 2008
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    philo Guest

    philo, Feb 14, 2008
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  4. Jack Gillis

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    "Jack Gillis" <> wrote:

    >I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the way of
    >OS/2 and quietly fade from view?
    >


    OO tends to use a lot of memory. But I use it, and it's a viable
    alternative to MS office.
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    , Feb 14, 2008
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  5. Jack Gillis

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 18:25:38 -0500, "Jack Gillis"
    <> wrote:

    >I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the way of
    >OS/2 and quietly fade from view?


    Gosh, you must have missed half the posts here. Any time someone says
    "I have a problem with Microsoft Word", about 20 replies come of "Use
    Open Office."
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    Evan Platt, Feb 14, 2008
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  6. Jack Gillis

    Whiskers Guest

    On 2008-02-14, Jack Gillis <> wrote:
    > I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the way of
    > OS/2 and quietly fade from view?


    OpenOffice is alive and well and being used by people you might not
    suspect were so well advised :)) <http://www.openoffice.org/>

    (OS/2 hasn't gone away either, even if IBM and MS aren't doing anything
    with it - <http://www.ecomstation.com/>).

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    Whiskers, Feb 14, 2008
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  7. Jack Gillis

    philo Guest

    "Whiskers" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 2008-02-14, Jack Gillis <> wrote:
    > > I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the way

    of
    > > OS/2 and quietly fade from view?

    >
    > OpenOffice is alive and well and being used by people you might not
    > suspect were so well advised :)) <http://www.openoffice.org/>
    >
    > (OS/2 hasn't gone away either, even if IBM and MS aren't doing anything
    > with it - <http://www.ecomstation.com/>).
    >



    Holy cow...your reply looked just like mine (except you missed CP/M) !!G!!
     
    philo, Feb 15, 2008
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  8. Jack Gillis

    Bob Bob Guest

    On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:31:32 -0600, Christopher Jahn <>
    wrote:

    >"Jack Gillis" <> wrote in
    >news::
    >
    >> I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go
    >> the way of OS/2 and quietly fade from view?

    >
    >Hardly - it's bigger and better than ever. I've bought computers
    >that had it installed.

    ....certainly is bigger, that is for sure.

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    Bob Bob, Feb 15, 2008
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  9. Jack Gillis wrote:

    > I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the way of
    > OS/2 and quietly fade from view?


    No.

    Do you only hang out in MS newsgroups (this one aside)?


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    Blinky the Shark, Feb 15, 2008
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  10. Jack Gillis

    VanguardLH Guest

    "Jack Gillis" wrote in message
    news:...
    > I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the
    > way of OS/2 and quietly fade from view?



    Do you also see lots of discussion regarding the cleaners and
    polishers used on acrylic windows on airplanes? Well, unless that is
    where you engage your time to be involved in that area then why would
    you expect to see lots of news or discussions about it? If you want
    to hear about OpenOffice then go engage yourself in the communities
    that are focused on it. Perl is used a lot on Windows besides just
    UNIX but unless you use it and have an interest in it then you
    probably won't hear a lot about Perl, and probably even less about
    Python or Ruby. You expect to see lots of Caterpillars or lawn mowers
    when roving the local car lots?

    OS/2 isn't dead (for usage). Support for it ended 31 Dec 2006 but
    then Windows 98 and Windows 2000 Pro are no longer supported, too.
    That hardly stops them from being used. As I recall, Windows XP was
    slated for end-of-mainstream-support during last year but got a 2-year
    reprieve because Vista came out later than Microsoft's normal
    development cycle. Again, it depends on what and where you are
    involved. Yeah, so what if OS/2 disappeared from the consumer market.
    That doesn't mean it died. Nowadays I see it mostly used on a
    controller host in a midframe system. If OS/2 were dead, why would
    Mozilla develop yet another version of Firefox that runs on OS/2
    (http://www.os2world.com/content/view/16986/1/)? SpamPal lost energy
    for further development sometime during 2005 but it is still a very
    effecting anti-spam program. As for OpenOffice, I see nothing to
    indicate that it is dead. Version 2.3 of OpenOffice came out
    September 2007 with a 2.3.1 maintenance release in December. Geez,
    you demand extremely short schedules for releases to consider a
    product not dead. Not all products require weekly or daily updates as
    do Microsoft products.

    Open your eyes. Just because you didn't bother to go investigate a
    product doesn't make it a dead product. Well, yeah, it's dead to YOU,
    but then so would any other product that you don't use.

    I'm still using MS Office XP (2002). That's because it was a perk
    from an employer (well, as a condition of contracting with them). It
    will be my last version of Office because I certainly am not going to
    fork out money from my own pocket when OpenOffice is available as a
    free alternative. The biggest omission in OpenOffice is an e-mail &
    newsreader client (and please don't offer suggestions since I've
    already trialed most of them; I have 3 pages of deficiencies or
    stupidites in Thunderbird alone). The other components of Office have
    more features than I will ever use. Not until Outlook 2002 becomes
    antiquated without recourse to correct through 3rd party (and free)
    software will I then consider abandoning MS Office XP and move on to
    OpenOffice and then figure out a replacement email & newsreader (which
    might end up being separate programs since the combo programs have
    been disappointing).
     
    VanguardLH, Feb 15, 2008
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  11. Jack Gillis

    Whiskers Guest

    On 2008-02-15, philo <> wrote:
    > "Whiskers" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 2008-02-14, Jack Gillis <> wrote:
    >> > I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the way
    >> > of OS/2 and quietly fade from view?

    >>
    >> OpenOffice is alive and well and being used by people you might not
    >> suspect were so well advised :)) <http://www.openoffice.org/>
    >>
    >> (OS/2 hasn't gone away either, even if IBM and MS aren't doing anything
    >> with it - <http://www.ecomstation.com/>).

    >
    > Holy cow...your reply looked just like mine (except you missed CP/M) !!G!!


    Great minds?

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    Whiskers, Feb 15, 2008
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  12. Jack Gillis

    zynteq7 Guest

    Whiskers wrote:
    > On 2008-02-15, philo <> wrote:
    >> "Whiskers" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On 2008-02-14, Jack Gillis <> wrote:
    >>>> I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the way
    >>>> of OS/2 and quietly fade from view?
    >>> OpenOffice is alive and well and being used by people you might not
    >>> suspect were so well advised :)) <http://www.openoffice.org/>
    >>>
    >>> (OS/2 hasn't gone away either, even if IBM and MS aren't doing anything
    >>> with it - <http://www.ecomstation.com/>).

    >> Holy cow...your reply looked just like mine (except you missed CP/M) !!G!!

    >
    > Great minds?
    >


    Great Felines

    and it rhymes...
     
    zynteq7, Feb 15, 2008
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  13. Jack Gillis

    philo Guest

    "Whiskers" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 2008-02-15, philo <> wrote:
    > > "Whiskers" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >> On 2008-02-14, Jack Gillis <> wrote:
    > >> > I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the

    way
    > >> > of OS/2 and quietly fade from view?
    > >>
    > >> OpenOffice is alive and well and being used by people you might not
    > >> suspect were so well advised :)) <http://www.openoffice.org/>
    > >>
    > >> (OS/2 hasn't gone away either, even if IBM and MS aren't doing anything
    > >> with it - <http://www.ecomstation.com/>).

    > >
    > > Holy cow...your reply looked just like mine (except you missed CP/M)

    !!G!!
    >
    > Great minds?
    >




    Considering OS/2...it could be "warped" minds <G>
     
    philo, Feb 15, 2008
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  14. Jack Gillis

    philo Guest

    "VanguardLH" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Jack Gillis" wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I seldom see anything about Open Office these days. Did it go the
    > > way of OS/2 and quietly fade from view?

    >
    >
    > Do you also see lots of discussion regarding the cleaners and
    > polishers used on acrylic windows on airplanes? Well, unless that is
    > where you engage your time to be involved in that area then why would
    > you expect to see lots of news or discussions about it? If you want
    > to hear about OpenOffice then go engage yourself in the communities
    > that are focused on it. Perl is used a lot on Windows besides just
    > UNIX but unless you use it and have an interest in it then you
    > probably won't hear a lot about Perl, and probably even less about
    > Python or Ruby. You expect to see lots of Caterpillars or lawn mowers
    > when roving the local car lots?
    >
    > OS/2 isn't dead (for usage). Support for it ended 31 Dec 2006 but
    > then Windows 98 and Windows 2000 Pro are no longer supported, too.
    > That hardly stops them from being used.


    <snip>

    Win2k is still supported

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/05/27/422721.aspx
     
    philo, Feb 16, 2008
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  15. Jack Gillis

    VanguardLH Guest

    VanguardLH, Feb 17, 2008
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  16. Jack Gillis

    philo Guest

    "VanguardLH" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "philo" wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > Win2k is still supported
    > >
    > > http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/05/27/422721.aspx

    >
    >
    > Windows 2000 lost mainstream support back in 6/30/2005.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3071
    >
    > Only if you want to pay for the very expensive extended support. You
    > can always get support for ANY software (from its developer or someone
    > else) if you are willing to pay any price for it.
    >


    I'm still using Win2k on my main machine and have still been getting updates
    for it ...I just applied one more yesterday.
    I am definately not paying for support.

    Microsoft seems to still have support for the OS regardless of what
    their official life-cycle page has listed.
     
    philo, Feb 17, 2008
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  17. Jack Gillis

    VanguardLH Guest

    "philo" wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "VanguardLH" wrote ...
    >>
    >> "philo" wrote ...
    >>>
    >>> Win2k is still supported
    >>>
    >>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/05/27/422721.aspx

    >>
    >> Windows 2000 lost mainstream support back in 6/30/2005.
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3071
    >>
    >> Only if you want to pay for the very expensive extended support.
    >> You
    >> can always get support for ANY software (from its developer or
    >> someone
    >> else) if you are willing to pay any price for it.

    >
    > I'm still using Win2k on my main machine and have still been getting
    > updates
    > for it ...I just applied one more yesterday.
    > I am definately not paying for support.
    >
    > Microsoft seems to still have support for the OS regardless of what
    > their official life-cycle page has listed.


    What TYPE of update did you retrieve? Program updates are not offered
    after the end of mainstream support; however, security updates
    continue until the end of extended support. If you visit the parent
    web page (support.microsoft.com/lifecycle) and look at the "Phases of
    the Support Lifecycle" table, security updates are available up until
    the end of the term for extended support. For Windows 2000 Pro,
    extended support ends on 7/13/2010.

    So, yes, you will continue to get *security* updates. You will not
    get any further updates to fix bugs or add new features to Windows
    2000 because development on that OS ceased over 2 years ago.
     
    VanguardLH, Feb 17, 2008
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  18. Jack Gillis

    philo Guest

    "VanguardLH" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "philo" wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > "VanguardLH" wrote ...
    > >>
    > >> "philo" wrote ...
    > >>>
    > >>> Win2k is still supported
    > >>>
    > >>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/05/27/422721.aspx
    > >>
    > >> Windows 2000 lost mainstream support back in 6/30/2005.
    > >>
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3071
    > >>
    > >> Only if you want to pay for the very expensive extended support.
    > >> You
    > >> can always get support for ANY software (from its developer or
    > >> someone
    > >> else) if you are willing to pay any price for it.

    > >
    > > I'm still using Win2k on my main machine and have still been getting
    > > updates
    > > for it ...I just applied one more yesterday.
    > > I am definately not paying for support.
    > >
    > > Microsoft seems to still have support for the OS regardless of what
    > > their official life-cycle page has listed.

    >
    > What TYPE of update did you retrieve? Program updates are not offered
    > after the end of mainstream support; however, security updates
    > continue until the end of extended support. If you visit the parent
    > web page (support.microsoft.com/lifecycle) and look at the "Phases of
    > the Support Lifecycle" table, security updates are available up until
    > the end of the term for extended support. For Windows 2000 Pro,
    > extended support ends on 7/13/2010.
    >
    > So, yes, you will continue to get *security* updates. You will not
    > get any further updates to fix bugs or add new features to Windows
    > 2000 because development on that OS ceased over 2 years ago.
    >



    That's right...I can still get security updates.
    As to bug fixes...
    whatever bugs that could possibly exist in the OS have not yet showed up...

    I'm sure there are less bugs in Win2k than in Vista <G>
     
    philo, Feb 17, 2008
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