Re: The Linux Revolution: What Happened?
From: CBFalconer (cbfalconer_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 22:25:55 GMT
Ian Semmel wrote:
> YouCanToo wrote:
>>> You're right. I don't think we need better Office import/export filters
>>> though, we need a culture change for business practices that recognises
>>> open, or at least more portable, files formats. ATM if someone sends me
>>> a Word doc or Excel spreadsheet that OOo doesn't handle well (quite rare
>>> now but it happens) there's nothing I can do. Complaining just gets a
>>> "use Office then" response (not from everyone, there are some good
>>> people out there, but you get the idea) and if it happens to be an
>>> important client I'm screwed if I want to use OOo and their docs or
>>> sheets don't work properly. It would be nice to have the "right" to ask
>>> for another, more usable file format.
>> What do you me "it would be nice to have the right" First and foremost
>> you have every right to ask them for a more usable format. You don't
>> need permission to ask for something that works or that is in another
> I think you might have missed the part "important client" which usually
> means "much bigger fish than me".
Nah, just call him up and say "Why are you using that stooopid
expensive bug-infested software. Don't you know any better?" :-)
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