[SLE] Will sending an e-mail using SuSE Linux corrupt a Windows file? Need help -- fast!!!
From: Gil Weber (gil_at_gilweber.com)
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 10:39:49 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey, everyone. I know this might be a really stupid question, but I need to
know if I am in the wrong on this matter or if my use of Linux is being
unfairly blamed for someone else's problems.
A guy I have to work with asked me to e-mail him some files off a CD I was
given. The files are supposed to be PowerPoints that have been imbedded so that
they'll play on a Windows machine. But I cannot access the PPT files directly.
The 3 files on the disk have the following names:
My assumption is that the PPT files are contained within one of these files (?).
Obviously I can't play them from SuSE 9.2.
So, I copied the 3 files to my desktop, attached them to an e-mail (I use
Polarbar Mailer), and sent them off.
Now I'm getting crucified because the recipient (who is a big-time Windoze
apologist) says the files won't play on his XP box, and that they were
corrupted when touched by my Linux operating system.
I use Crossover Office for Word, PPT, and excel, and he thinks the Crossover
emulator is corrupting the files. Frankly I can't see where the emulator is
touching the files I attached as an e-mail. I think he's grasping at straws,
but maybe I'm not understanding something???
I have a hard time believing that sending the files as e-mail attachments and
using Linux or Mac or Windoze has anything to do with the problem. Something
else is at fault.
But is it within the realm of possibility that simply copying the files to my
desktop and then attaching in an e-mail would corrupt these Windoze files? Is
it my (Linux's) fault?
Please advise. I need ammunition to shoot back at this guy if Linux is not the
cause of the problem.
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