Arthur S. Alexion on Wed, 10 Oct 2001 15:20:12 +0200

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Re: [PLUG] John "MAD DOG" Hall in Philadelphia 10/10 (fwd)

Kevin McAllister wrote:

On Tue, 9 Oct 2001 wrote:

There are Linux-based applications that read and write files in Word format. Word is also
a business standard. Wouldn't it be better to follow the path of Samba and embrace Word
instead of avoiding it?

most of the apps that read and write files in word format don't display the same cross platform. And of course if you tweak your MS word settings it can severly impact a documents ability to display an idea effectively. I would imagine that if a Marketing person wanted to do their job effectively they would ensure that all platforms could view the information as he inteneded.

I "moderate" a list where I am possibly the only Linux user. In fact, most my eMail goes through my Palm, bypassing Windows & Linux. I still try to encourage users to avoid sending Word docs because, after Outlook, they are the greatest hosts for viruses (something that Linux & Palm recipients can worry less about). Many of the firms on the list have policies against receiving & opening Word attachments.

(This is an e-mail sent from Win98SE. This will post immediately, while the the one sent
from Linux took a day to show up.)

Using 3 different OSs and 2 different SMTP servers, and all my mail seems to post at the same time. Got to be something wrong with the way your Linux mailer is set up.

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