Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

Re: [News] OpenOffice.org Already Downloaded More Than 50,000,000 Times


On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 20:57:20 -0500, JEDIDIAH wrote:

>     If you can't do REAL work in a trial version of software than
> WHAT'S THE POINT really? How can you reall put something through it's
> paces and full verify it if you can't do REAL work with it?

Indeed.  Although in the case at hand, apparently one _can_ do real work 
with it... one can just never retrieve said work without paying the 
ransom to the hostage taker.

It's a scummy marketing ploy, to be sure.

>> You can spend $85 for Office 2007 Home/Student, or spend $0 and get
>> what you pay for (and most definitely deserve): OpenOffice and .odf.

Get what you deserve?  You mean an open, standards-based, well 
documented, portable, reliable office suite that does everything most 
users will ever need such a tool to do - and then some?  Yes, well, how 

>     ...or you can just avoid trialware that:
>        Prevents you from saving in legacy formats.
>        Prevents you from using cut & paste.

Or, more simply, "which holds your data hostage until you pay the 
ransom".  Sick.  Even sicker, some twisted freaks will actually defend 
this sort of thing.

>     You know, people might get the wrong idea about the capabilities of
> Microsoft software from these shenanigans. It might not occur to them
> that this is a contrived situation meant to TRAP them and take the
> sitaution at face value.

Yeah, it may just seem MSO is a piece of crap that doesn't work worth a 
damn.  Which is actually sort of true here - it *doesn't*, unless you 
fork over gobs of dough just to get it to do what it's (apparently) 
supposed to do as installed.

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index