[Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share

Paul Flint flint at flint.com
Tue Jul 24 07:33:20 UTC 2007


Dear Amir,

Are you having trouble operating Ubuntu in Hebrew? I would refer you to:

sudo apt-get install language-pack-he 
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-l10n-he/+members

Note that I do not speak Hebrew, so I would be interested and attentive to 
your results.

Regards,

Flint

On Tue, 24 Jul 2007, Amir E. Aharoni wrote:

> Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 06:54:14 -0000
> From: Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: Bug 1 <1 at bugs.launchpad.net>
> To: flint at flint.com
> Subject: Re: [Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share
> 
> On 23/07/07, Stephanvaningen <stephanvaningen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> - The only
>> files on their windows system are probably just some .doc, .xls, .ppt,
>> .jpg-pictures from holidays and some mp3's -- all easilly usable on Ubuntu.
>
> Not quite.
>
> Maybe in English-speaking countries, but not here in Israel.
>
> MS-Office documents written in Hebrew don't open so well in OpenOffice.
>
> Also, VBA macros don't work in OpenOffice, and many people depend on
> them - that's a global problem.
>
> That is the only reason that i, despite all my dedication to Free
> Software, gave up and bought licenses for Vista and Office - i just
> have too much Office files in Hebrew, which i need for academic work.
> (I use Ubuntu for everything else).
>
> Microsoft has a good reason to fight OpenOffice and keep the Office
> file formats locked in the vault... :(
>
> -- 
> Microsoft has a majority market share
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1
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