[Linux-aus] Young Aussies say pirated software is OK

Karl Goetz karl at kgoetz.id.au
Sun Feb 8 21:15:54 EST 2009

On Sun, 08 Feb 2009 18:23:57 +1100
Harry WWC <harry at woodward-clarke.com> wrote:

> G'day Andy et.al.,
> (whoever 'al' may be ;')


> > I'm half convinced that there's some sort of selection bias in
> > these sorts of discussions. I don't doubt that proprietary tools
> > are more prevalent in a great many sectors, but I've anecdotally
> > worked at a number of places who didn't care what tools you used
> > for a given job as long as the file formats are interchangeable.
> Ay, there's the rub. That is, at the end of the day, the _real_
> requirement. *But*, the "easiest" way (hah!) of achieving that is to
> "but MicroSoft". 

Unless you have a different version of "Microsoft"[office], in which
case its entirely possible (likely?) that you'll have file format
issues anyway.
Especially at the moment, as they made docx (and friends) default
formats for new office versions.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian user / gNewSense contributor
No, I won't join your social networking group
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