[oclug] Sat evening rant
chris123 at netcom.ca
Sat Feb 17 20:23:23 EST 2001
On Saturday 17 February 2001 19:57, you wrote:
> Chris Herrnberger wrote:
> > On Saturday 17 February 2001 15:01, you wrote:
> > > Since StarOffice is open sourced now, it could be checked for malicious
> > > (and secret stealing) code....
> > The latest version has both spelling and prinitng disables while Sun
> > staffers re-write the code. Further its primarily a word processer and
> > not a full featured office suite at this time.
> Huh? Coulda fooled me. Its homepage says it's "The ultimate free,
> full-featured, integrated, interoperable office suite". But that's hype
> of course.
> Maybe I'm missing something. I'm using 5.2; the spreadsheets & graphics
> seem ok; spellcheck and printing work. I use Corel Office a lot less
> these days. SO filters for MS stuff work better, for one thing.
There is a big difference between the "open source" product to be found at
openoffice.org and the closed source commercial application called StarOffice
5.x that is not an open source product last time I checked the license. They
are often confused but are two seperate and destinct products at least
according to Sun. I was referring to the open office product.
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