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Re: Microslosh vision of the future

  • From: blitz
  • Date: Mon Aug 12 21:28:24 2002


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 Microsoft altogether.

Open source projects can't possibly afford to keep up, if Microsoft decides to go down this road.





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