Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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RE[3]: Alas...
by zima on Wed 28th Nov 2012 10:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Alas..."
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If you wanted to take it further, you could put a filter on the mail server not allowing doc/xls/ppt files and giving an error to the sender that such files are not allowed due to viruses and to try re-sending them as PDFs. This should fix the problem of opening stuff in LO/OOo

Blocking clients essentially like spam? And some people wonder why OSS advocates are sometimes not taken seriously...

(if anything, a filter of LO/OOo files in the other direction would be a more plausible solution - work internally in LO/OOo if you want to, but make sure to communicate with the outside world in MSO files, from the few computers which have MSO)

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