Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2006 18:12 UTC
Features, Office OpenOffice.org 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[3]: friggin obvious
by alisonken1 on Tue 15th Aug 2006 23:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: friggin obvious"
alisonken1
Member since:
2006-03-20


Yep, that's right. You wouldn't want your customers to be able to communicate with you now, that might be good for business ;)


The only time a word processing document should be emailed is for collaboration. If you're sending something to a customer to just read, you should be sending in a final output format. That's why I prefer to send PDF's to my customers.

Not only that, but PDF is available for all platforms, not just MS platforms.

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RE[4]: friggin obvious
by DrillSgt on Tue 15th Aug 2006 23:33 in reply to "RE[3]: friggin obvious"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"The only time a word processing document should be emailed is for collaboration. If you're sending something to a customer to just read, you should be sending in a final output format. That's why I prefer to send PDF's to my customers."

I agree. My point is that management at most companies don't agree, and MS Word Documents ARE the final output format. If that was not the case there would not be big discussions on compatibility of file formats, and it would be a non-issue.

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