Subject: Re: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 03/21/2002 09:23:39
On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 11:50:04AM -0500, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> > None of those are useful for dealing with MS Word, Excel, etc. documents.
> gnumeric reads excel to some extent, abiword reads _some_ MS Word.
> > "Some of us have to do that, you know."
> antiword(1) is my favorite for that purpose. Others even go as far as
The problem is that:
(1) None of these are sufficient for the needs of a great many
people who run Unix but have to exchange documents with
people who don't.
(2) If NetBSD is ever going to compete in the desktop arena,
a well-integrated package (like OpenOffice) is needed.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>