Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2005 18:35 UTC, submitted by Frank Suhn
Zeta "An operating system without an office suite is limited in its mass market appeal, making this a fairly serious issue. When yellowTAB decided to update ZETA's compiler, much thought was given to this problem in particular, and finally an answer made itself clear."
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RE: White Knight Or Poison Pill?
by Emerson on Thu 17th Nov 2005 04:25 UTC in reply to "White Knight Or Poison Pill?"
Emerson
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2005-09-19

"Open Office is slow, fat, and looks like shit."

And yet it's still better than what they've got now for a modern office. That comes out worse in all three catagories because there's nothing there at all to move at any speed. This is one of the reasons I'm glad there's both an open source and commercial path for BeOS. Yellowtab's more concerned with pleasing as large a percentage of the customer base as possible, idiology be damned.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

This is one of the reasons I'm glad there's both an open source and commercial path for BeOS.

You mean: An open source and a proprietary path for BeOS.

OpenOffice.org IS commercial - what it isn't is proprietary ;)

Do not mix the terms "proprietary" with "open source".

But no doubt there is a room for open source as well as proprietary software on BeOS, ZETA and Haiku. No doubt at all.

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