Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2006 18:12 UTC
Features, Office has hit back at claims that the alternative office applications suite is riddled with security holes. Researchers at the French Ministry of Defense say that OpenOffice is subject to security weaknesses that make it at least as susceptible to computer viruses as the commercial, more widely used, Microsoft Office.
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RE[4]: friggin obvious
by DrillSgt on Tue 15th Aug 2006 22:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: friggin obvious"
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"It's an editing format, not a publishing format... It's just not made for publishing, it's far too feature rich.

Use it internally all you want, but you shouldn't expect people who don't trust you to open your .doc.

As of Office 12 Microsoft will be providing them a fully working export format: PDF. Before they could have used rich text, or html, or some other format (list postscript)."

In actuality I totally agree. The problem is users do not understand all this. Is the same reason HR Departments request resumes in "Microsoft DOC format". Send one in PDF or any other and the resume will get trashed and never read. Not as bad as it used to be, but it has hurt me in my job hunts before.

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