[linux-elitists] What's some marketing buzzwords for what we do?

Larry M. Augustin lma@lmaugustin.com
Thu Jan 2 08:53:19 PST 2003

Nope, I never used MS Word 2 or MS Word 6.  My first introduction to Word
was Office 2000 and now Office XP, neither of which have ever crashed or
lost data for me.

But you have to understand just how bad was my experience with StarOffice
5.2.  It would crash during almost every editing session.  With buggy
software you tend to recognize features that cause crashes and learn to
avoid them.  With StarOffice 5.2, I never really found the tricks.  If I
worked only on simple documents, didn't share files with MS Office, and
stuck to the default templates, it generally worked OK.  But of course it's
the complicated stuff that you want it for.


Larry M. Augustin, lma@lmaugustin.com
Tel: +1.650.966.1759, Fax: +1.650.966.1753

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc MERLIN [mailto:marc@merlins.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 10:15 AM
> To: Larry M. Augustin
> Cc: linux-elitists@zgp.org
> Subject: Re: [linux-elitists] What's some marketing buzzwords for what we
> do?
> On Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 06:59:23AM -0800, Larry M. Augustin wrote:
> > Yes, we disagree.  StarOffice is a piece of crap.  It crashes more than
> any
> > version of any commercial software I've ever run on Windows.  It's lost
> data
> > for me on numerous occasions.
> You clearly have never used MS Word 2 or MS Word 6.
> Either that, or your memory is failing you.
> As a reminder, Word 2 or word 6, would among other things do stuff like
> dropping you to a dos prompt (killing windows in the process) when you
> tried to print.
> Marc
> --
> "A mouse is a device used to point at the xterm you want to type in" -
> A.S.R.
> Microsoft is to operating systems & security ....
>                                       .... what McDonalds is to gourmet
> cooking
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