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

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Thu Jan 2 12:23:20 PST 2003

begin Larry M. Augustin quotation of Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 11:11:14AM -0800:

> But I still think it's crappy software...  And I really hate advocating for
> crappy software.

Abiword, on the other hand, is good software, but lacks many of the
features of Microsoft Word and (Star|Open)Office.  Microsoft Word
documents not pop up so quickly and so legibly that I have to remind
myself to complain about them.  I personally like gnumeric but am
not enough of a spreadsheet user to compare it feature-for-feature
to other spreadsheets.

As long as you have Microsoft Office running...check out this
article by Declan McCullagh.

"Our story starts with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Web site, which has an area called "Security and Law Enforcement"
featuring four password-protected Microsoft Word documents. No password
is necessary to download those encrypted documents, but a password is
required to open and read them."

I go to that page, and those documents open right up in AbiWord or
gnumeric, no password prompt in either application.   Do you get
a password prompt?

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