Subject: Re: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/21/2002 13:37:02
In message <>, 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.