Subject: Re: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 03/21/2002 13:37:02
In message <200203211912.g2LJCT506508@toad.rmkhome.com>, Rick Kelly writes:
>Jan Schaumann said:
>>I don't use windows or any of it's byproducts, so this is just a guess,
>>but doesn't Excel export to comma-separated list?
>>If Excel does export/import comma-separated list, you have quite a
>>choice. Gnumeric would be one way.
>Gnumeric claims to export to Excel 95.
Yes, and it often works for simple spreadsheets. "Often".
I have gnumeric, abiword, wordview, catdoc, StarOffice, and
OpenOffice. I use any and all of them to deal with some of the
documents people send me. But there are times -- especially when
I have to modify the documents for other people and send them
back -- that I have no choice but to use Office. (And that's why
I wish that vmware would work properly for me, but that's another
It's like this -- I have to keep a second machine around running
win2k because otherwise, I can't do some parts of my job.