Subject: Re: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/21/2002 21:41:22
> >>choice.  Gnumeric would be one way.
> >
> >Gnumeric claims to export to Excel 95.
> Yes, and it often works for simple spreadsheets.  "Often".

Last time i tried to load .xls to staroffice. All formulas were quite
broken and whole thing were unusable. it was Excel 95 not 2000.
> I have gnumeric, abiword, wordview, catdoc, StarOffice, and
> OpenOffice.  I use any and all of them to deal with some of the

> 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.

or use VMWARE. anyway if you MUST work with .doc, you must buy/use
windows. it's clear for me.