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alred
October 4th, 2005, 03:52 PM
heres something i found , written by stallman ...

Can you trust your computer?
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/can-you-trust.html

We Can Put an End to Word Attachments
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html

the first one seems too far fetch for me , at least from this part of the world where i belong ...
the second one is what i'm more interested in ...
i'm interested in what you guys and gals think about these issues ??



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bjweeks
October 4th, 2005, 04:09 PM
Ummm... you put the same link twice. and
i mean all friends , jews , gay , lesbians , punks or whatever from wherever ...? wtf???

bjweeks
October 4th, 2005, 04:12 PM
Double Post.

alred
October 4th, 2005, 04:32 PM
oouch , my bad ... :razz:
had replaced it with a proper link ...

UbuWu
October 4th, 2005, 05:06 PM
Yahoo mail previews word documents in the browser (one of the best features of yahoo compared to other webbased emails, wish gmail will be able to do that someday), which is good enough in most situations. Besides that, most linux users nowadays have openoffice or abiword installed which can open most word files. Still it would be nice if everyone would send opendocument files instead of word files, but I don't see that happening anytime soon...

alred
October 4th, 2005, 05:59 PM
Yahoo mail previews word documents in the browser (one of the best features of yahoo compared to other webbased emails, wish gmail will be able to do that someday), which is good enough in most situations. Besides that, most linux users nowadays have openoffice or abiword installed which can open most word files. Still it would be nice if everyone would send opendocument files instead of word files, but I don't see that happening anytime soon...


this is what i found interesting from the other place ::

Massachusetts requiring that by 2007 all documents produced by the state's executive branch must be stored in a new universal format that is not compatible with Microsoft Office ... (http://www.smartofficenews.com.au/Computing/Platforms_And_Applications?article=/Computing/Platforms%20And%20Applications/News/C3M2X3P3)


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graabein
October 4th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Really interesting stuff! Lots of imporant things going on these days...