Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Mar 2006 18:45 UTC
Linux "As a Linux user, there are times when you have to play nicely with users of Windows or Mac OS - such as when they send you Microsoft Word files. When you receive a Word file, you can either follow Richard Stallman's advice and refuse it, or bite the bullet and work with it. Modern Linux word processors - such as OpenOffice.org Writer, AbiWord, KWord, and TextMaker - can deal with most Word files. But if you don't want to fire up a word processor in order to read or print the document, you can turn to the command line. A handful of small but powerful Linux command line utilities make viewing, printing, and even converting Word files to another format, a breeze."
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RE[2]: Stallman Cheap shot.
by Marlor on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 11:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Stallman Cheap shot."
Marlor
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And occasionally he comes up with something- the GNU project, the Open Source movement- that seems to work longer than you'd think.

Well, RMS is actually at odds with the Open Source movement, as he believes they put pragmatism ahead of ideals. However, he did come up with the Free Software movement.

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