[oclug] (OT) back to DOS II
je_linux at kronos.honk.org
Mon Aug 26 09:19:17 EDT 2002
On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Mike Roy wrote:
> What annoys me about M$ is that their stuff doesn't work. I shouldn't have to
> jump through three hoops to get an accented letter. I shouldn't have to open
> and then close and then re-open a file just so it doesn't give me the 'read
> only' alert. And, in today's world, the wheel mouse should work without any
> extra effort on my part. That the way computers are supposed to work.
> Word 97 under XP should be seamless - not loaded with hiccups. I know there
> are solutions to all these problems. My point is that there shouldn't be any
> problems with a mature program running under a company's flagship product.
> It is M$ problems like this that speak volumes for the value of Linux.
I'm not a fan or advocate of MS products, but, I tried to use OOo to do a
simple quote for a client, linking three worksheets into my document, and
it couldn't cut the mustard at all. OOo is not exactly ready for the
workplace, I'm sorry to say. I reinstalled Office 97 so I wouldn't have
to waste countless more hours fighting with broken software.
I've not seen the problems you describe. I'm running Linux on my office
PC right now (Yay!), but I'll reboot into XP later this AM to have a look
at the specific isses you desribe, as I don't recall encountering those.
O97 appears to work quite well on my XP Pro installation (which says
nothing about XP - which I _HATE_ with a passion!)
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