[RC5] Win32: feature creep
Matthew L Bennett
lord_buttmonkey at juno.com
Sun Nov 23 06:17:39 EST 1997
>>Word is platform-independent? I don't think so! We're not all
Well, 8 out of 10 PC's is running Windows. Does that make Windows
better? Well, lemme just say this: If it's easy to use, people will use
it. You want people to use Linux (or another *nix variant)? Make more
software and make it easier, and maybe even advertise it.
>>M$ just released their *first attempt* at a Unix
>>and it only runs on one platform.
Why bother using it? Netscape is better IMO, anyway.
>>The one-and-only reason that
>>this was to (try to) counter Netscape's reign as the dominant
Well, I get a little irked seing half of the websites I go to say "Best
viewed with Internet Exploder".
>>"New! Office97 for Linux! Only $499.99
>>Eeewww! Gag me with a CD!
... I thought Linux alone had a whole free all-in-one package for X that
could beat Word or Work's butt(But, it's in *X*, so... lag city).
> Not to futher fan the flames, but...
Well, that happens a lot on this list :-).
> I'd gladly pay $500 for MSOffice for Linux.
More flame fanning:
Wonder why people pirate? Really, $500 bucks for something people could
get from a neighbor for free?
Now... I know that was unnecessary, and I'm not trying to start another
pirating debate... ignore it if you wish.
>The only reason I'm not
> running Linux as my desktop right now is that I need Office to do my
Why not just use free software (No, not pirated word, just the free Linux
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