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Thursday, October 6th 2005, 9:26am

Well, there is a community of Sun product users who do use Open Office. After all, Sun has catered to a different crowd for most of its existence. Their customers have been in various flavors of unix and 64bit processing for a good long while now. Sun is just too expensive on a per unit cost basis for most commercial users. Certainly, was not the way to go for PC gaming anyway. <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> You have to be in the more expensive world of high powered work stations and the like to think about Sun as an option. Both Intel AND MS have been moving into Sun´s neighborhood for the past five years at least. I imagine that Sun sees Google as a way to mount a counter offensive, not just to expand Java against Activex but in terms of claiming stakes to the internet. Sun has been a proponent of the &quot;dumb terminal&quot; enhanced by connectivity to the internet. So, in a way, I don´t welcome this news.

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Thursday, October 6th 2005, 9:56am

&lt;sniff&gt; i miss my Solaris.
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Thursday, October 6th 2005, 9:40pm

I use Open Office because i don´t have MS Office and i´m not paying money to be able to do homework.
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Friday, October 7th 2005, 12:20pm

at my school, and at my own computer we run both . MS office and open office. i find MS office is obviously superior but open office is obviously free, i supose if you don´t do anything complicated with it then it could suit your needs, but it is simply really basic
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Friday, October 7th 2005, 1:06pm

I use open office a lot. I include a link where to download open office when I post (usually on the download page) something that is in a format such as a rtf document where you would need software such as open office or another free program is rough draft to view whatever it may be. Both of these programs don´t take so long to load a document and have the features you would want in word processing program.
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Friday, October 7th 2005, 1:13pm

good point, however like i said it is really quite basic.
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Friday, October 7th 2005, 5:37pm

I´m with wolfy on this one, same boat. For a while I was using my sister´s MS Office but then when she wanted to install it (months after she got her computer) I was using her license and yeah, it sucked.
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Saturday, October 8th 2005, 5:23am

WRONG. OPEN OFFICE SUCKS
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Saturday, October 8th 2005, 5:52am

well. thats swayed me <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle>
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Saturday, October 8th 2005, 6:45am

perpetuator, Chill <img src=smilies/icon_smile_wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> We understand your opinion, and remember....no shouting. It tends to blow out my speakers <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> <img src=smilies/icon_smile_tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> Others have seen benifit from the program and like it as well.
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Saturday, October 8th 2005, 7:11am

<font size=1 face="trebuchet ms"><BLOCKQUOTE><hr size=1 noshade>the news that Google may include the ability for Java to run in email clients and chat services, would that actually be a good idea? <hr size=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face=´trebuchet ms, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica´ size=2> thats a good question - would the ability to run Java potentially have an increased security risk? Also, can someone please tell me the advantage to having Java run inside an email client?
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Saturday, October 8th 2005, 8:00am

I can see java used to send scripts that do things like display a photo slideshow but you´re right about the security, running scripts can be dangerous.
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Saturday, October 8th 2005, 9:46pm

Um, why should we listen to someone who randomly shouted out &quot;OPEN OFFICE SUCKS&quot; for no apparent reason? I think its pretty good. Why the hell would it suck anyway? I sense a fanboy... *raises anti-fanboy shield*

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Saturday, October 8th 2005, 10:29pm

Something that is a little easier but costs money vs. something that is free but requires more work... the latter. No argument at this point in OO´s development (where it´s fully functional and so awesome) is stronger than the fact that it´s free. And please, frame your insults in the form of a question.
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Saturday, October 8th 2005, 10:40pm

<font size=1 face="trebuchet ms"><BLOCKQUOTE><hr size=1 noshade>WRONG. OPEN OFFICE SUCKS <hr size=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face=´trebuchet ms, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica´ size=2> You´re acting as if you just asked a trivia question. &quot;Is Open Office a good program?&quot; &quot;yes&quot; &quot;WRONG. OPEN OFFICE SUCKS&quot;
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