[novalug] Re: OT: is it possible to click on a microsoft word icon and end up with OpenOffice?
rich.goodwin at cox.net
Fri Dec 29 14:39:07 EST 2006
Man, I could not agree with you more. I suspect there will be a
tangential discussion off this - but don't force someone to use
something they are hesitant/reluctant to use/try. OSS/FLOSS should be
enticing to use. If you want to help the community, use the programs.
Point where flaws exist. Advocate to new users that, while there will
be differences, these should be minor and more based on what was learned
with other programs. I equate this to driving the old SAAB's (I had a
900S). These had the iginition switch at the base of the stick shift.
It took a little getting used to but it drove just like every other car.
Its simply had its special "quirks." OSS/FLOSS applications are just
the same. Each is similar to more popular applications - just some
nuances. Some folks will call these problems - others will call them
<Big Man (not old fart!) pleading for compassion> But please ...
please .... PLEASE ... don't tell my son I wrote that! He'll equate
what I wrote to justify an Xbox 360!!! And I don't think my arthritis
can handle THAT in the house!! I'd rather WII around the living
room!!</Big Man (not old fart!) pleading for compassion>
As an aside ... I do wish to point out that the NOVALUG mail list is
back up operational. I cc'd that list as opposed to the GoogleGroups.
Rich (running to get the asbestos suit on!!)
In the infamous words of Torch from Fantastic 4 - FLAME ON!! ;-)
On Fri, 2006-12-29 at 12:38 -0500, loathe wrote:
> My comment is: don't be a software nazzy.
> Let the girl use what she likes.
> Jesus people, it's a word processor.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: nova-lug at googlegroups.com [mailto:nova-lug at googlegroups.com] On
> > Behalf Of Nino Pereira
> > Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 12:26 PM
> > To: Northern Virginia Linux Users' Group (NOVALUG)
> > Subject: [novalug] OT: is it possible to click on a microsoft word icon
> > and end up with OpenOffice?
> > Hi,
> > the question I have is not really linux, but it is Open Source,
> > so please bear with me.
> > I've been trying to get my spouse to use OpenOffice rather than
> > microsoft Word, but to date she has refused even to try out
> > what she considers to be non-standard, weird software. Now her
> > trial copy of OpenOffice has run out, so that she must consider
> > purchasing a new copy and I have a new opportunity to get her
> > to try OpenOffice. But, again, she refuses. Then I wondered:
> > is it possible to re-direct clicking on the Word icon so that
> > OpenOffice comes up (on a G5 Apple).
> > Any comments?
> > Nino
> > >
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