Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Apr 2008 18:54 UTC
Red Hat Back in September 2003, when Red Hat discontinued its home-oriented Red Hat Linux desktop and offloaded that market to the community-driven but Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Project, many people were left wondering if Red Hat would ever again offer a product aimed at home desktops. We have the answer now.
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arielb
Member since:
2006-11-15

"iWork's is pretty much making Office 2008 look like a bad joke for anyone who doesn't need Office compatibility. "

iWork doesn't even have anything like OLE embedding.

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chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

"iWork's is pretty much making Office 2008 look like a bad joke for anyone who doesn't need Office compatibility. "


And who in the real world doesn't need Office compatability.

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Anybody with a clue for a start.
There are other formats files can be saved in you know.

In fact, try and put a tender into any EU goverenment in an office format and see how far you get.

I tried a DOC format and got a polite reply from the UK government that they are supporting the use of ODF files and my email was being returned unopened and it would be looked at again when I re-submit in an open format.

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zegenie Member since:
2005-12-31

"iWork doesn't even have anything like OLE embedding."
And that's a bad thing ... ?

Edited 2008-04-17 22:49 UTC

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arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

yes that means iwork apps aren't even compatible with themselves. You can't embed a Numbers spreadsheet into a Pages document like you can with Excel and Word.
There is a solution for other mac apps but not Apple's for some reason. See

http://linkback.nisus.com

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