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 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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by syphon on Wed 1st Mar 2006 21:13 UTC
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I think PDF is the solution for todays modern world! and for business!

Microsoft Word documents are too expensive solution even if the readers are free.

I think in PDF you can share everything for everyone!

Exchanging invoices, orders or other business documents in word is too complicated and painfull.. ;) try to edit some word file on 3 Computers running ms office, I don`t think the file will stay the same after 3th save ;)

Free word processors + PDF = solution for everyone!

Edited 2006-03-01 21:17

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