What a bunch of bollocks!


I was looking at the “Windows Hardware Error Architecture ACPI Table Specification” and after reluctantly agreeing on the terms of accepting a freaking specification, I tried to read the damn thing. Guess what? It is in their silly docx format – not even pdf – and my latest and greatest OOo (ver 2.3) naturally can’t read it. See how these people try to subtly get you to use the broken ooxml stuff (by way of the docx)? Yet another stike against their “oh, we are all for interoperability” bollocks!

3 thoughts on “What a bunch of bollocks!

  1. You should consider a change of distro…
    Novell, Xandros, Linspire and others all have the support you need in OO.o to open a docx file.🙂
    Oliver

    1. Re: You should consider a change of distro…
      Changing a distribution just because a support for a broken format is not available in the version of OO.o he uses? Don’t be silly.
      E

    2. Re: You should consider a change of distro…
      Thanks for suggesting the only three distributions that have signed away their credibility following their “deals”. In any case, bzzzt, changing the distribution is the absolute wrong answer. If support of docx is not in the upstream openoffice.org then you have not understood the value of open source and the community. I am sure what you are suggesting is tongue-in-cheek, and I cannot believe that you are so naive as to suggest a distribution change just to read a document. I trust also that you would not suggest that I shutdown Senoko Power Station every time I need to change a bulb (but I think Redmond would like instead to declare darkness as the new standard :-)).
      If Novell (who I assume has done the docx work) has contributed the changes and the upstream has accepted it, I will be only happy to get the binary from oo.o and use it on my Fedora/RHEL environments. Anything else, is called a fork and unsupported by the community. A fork is what locks in customers and reduces the value of technology for all. And, I think, I will be letting myself down as well if I were to use those three distributions as suggested for they have had their special deal made with you-know-who which immediately puts them on a death-watch-list. So, thank you, but no thank you.

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