Well, I contend open source is much better positioned to make these
changes, and in less time than M$ to the offending file format....I've seen
changes made available in hours as opposed to weeks in the M$ case. If M$
decides to do this, they risk pi$$ing off a whole cadre of corporate
customers who are slow to upgrade anyway.
At 22:47 8/12/02 +0200, you wrote:
At 9:41 AM -0400 2002/08/12, William Warren wrote:
StarOffice to the rescue.
Only until they change the file format again. Microsoft can
afford to change the file format on an even daily basis, and come out
with patches for the previous patches, and call them all "security
patches" so that everyone is either forced to apply them or dump
Open source projects can't possibly afford to keep up, if
Microsoft decides to go down this road.