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On Wed, 03 Oct 2007 13:40:25 +0100,
Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ____/ Jim Richardson on Wednesday 03 October 2007 07:34 : \____
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>> On Wed, 03 Oct 2007 06:09:08 +0100,
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> ____/ Jim Richardson on Wednesday 03 October 2007 01:45 : \____
>>>>>> Don't respond with something about Novell or SuSE, that's a different
>>>>>> company and distro. Please answer the question you have been
>>>>> "Assist" has the wrong tense. Linspire assisted Microsoft when it
>>>>> signed a deal that says it would support OOXML 'translators'.
>>>> How does that "Assist MS" in locking in users? if anything, it would
>>>> assist the users in getting out
>>> They were not supposed to be there in the first place. See
>> silverlight, is not OOXML, please don't wander around, stick to the
>> How does Linspire's support of OOXML translators "assist MS" in locking
>> in users?
> the comments that I link to are about OOXML (ignore the top-level post). The
> translators incorporate Mono as well.
That still doesn't explain how supporting the translator "assists MS" in
locking in users. If anything, it would assist the users, in escaping
If Linspire were configuring OOorg to save in OOXML (or .doc) by
default, yes, that would be assisting MS in locking in users. Making a
translator available does not. Any more than OOorg being able to read
and write .doc files assists MS in locking in users.
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Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
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