Subject: Re: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/21/2002 12:06:44
On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 01:37:02PM -0600, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> 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
> story.)
> 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.

Heh, 'rdesktop' is your friend.  At least it is if you have access to
a Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP machine, or Windows NT 4.0 TSE machine.
Even works ok from home, at least for the casual access to Office.  I
certainly can't afford an Office license for my home machine(s)!