Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Dec 2006 21:12 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The FSF today launched a campaign with a twofold mission of exposing the harms inflicted on computer users by the new Microsoft Windows Vista and promoting free software alternatives that respect users' security and privacy rights. "Vista is an upsell masquerading as an upgrade. It is an overall regression when you look at the most important aspect of owning and using a computer: your control over what it does. Obviously MS Windows is already proprietary and very restrictive, and well worth rejecting. But the new 'features' in Vista are a Trojan Horse to smuggle in even more restrictions. We'll be focusing attention on detailing how they work, how to resist them, and why people should care", said FSF program administrator John Sullivan."
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RE: ... (the hidden directory)
by glarepate on Sat 16th Dec 2006 02:05 UTC in reply to "..."
glarepate
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2006-01-04

in my case the alternatives I've used in Linux to the software I use in Windows is just pathetic.

This is a fairly common comment in discussion forums such as ZDNet. What is fairly consistently lacking, but not universally missing, is one or more examples of what was tried and found wanting unless the discussion is about a specific application, i.e. Office vs OOo.

Do you have some experiences to offer or just a generic line about software rejection that resulted in pathos?

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RE[2]: ... (the hidden directory)
by Rayz on Sat 16th Dec 2006 07:31 in reply to "RE: ... (the hidden directory)"
Rayz Member since:
2006-06-24

Well, in my experience, it just crashed a lot. But on the plus side, I never had any files trashed when it did, which I sometimes get with Word. So although it crashed a lot more than Office, it wasn't as painfully annoying when it did.

The only other problem was that the 5% of MS Office that it didn't do, always seemed to be the 5% that I needed. I also found it was much harder to get the formatting as neat as I'd like.

Another Plus: Cost me the price of a download to try out, so there really isn't any excuse for anyone not to at least give it a try.
Didn't suit me, but I'll look again ...

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