[lug] Why Linux will win and Micro$oft will lose

Hugh Brown hugh at vecna.com
Sun Nov 11 10:58:25 MST 2001

We use Star Office for internal documents, but the switching back and forth
between MS products and SO (5.2||6.0beta) results in garbled files with
horrid formatting.  Still not up to snuff for our uses, unfortunately.
Most of our proposals are done in latex and then exported to pdf.


> Hugh Brown wrote:
> (snip)
> > We are a linux shop and unfortunately when we deal with the government we
> > have to do our documentation in Microsoft Word (it's in the contracts).  We
> > are working to change that in future contracts, but Microsoft Office
> > documents still tend to be the lingua franca of the business world.
> While I can't dispute the legalities, Staroffice with read/write MS
> documents.  Staroffice 6.0 (I use the beta version) is great!  Check it
> out...
> Jeff 

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