[ubuntu-uk] Which do you use?

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Oct 16 07:47:37 BST 2007


On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 01:54 +0100, Paul Tansom wrote:
> ** Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk> [2007-10-15 23:59]:

> Maybe it is just a quirk of the network file systems then. I'm usually
> trying to get to a Samba share

Ah! I don't use Samba, so I've no idea how it works.

>  - which is sad since I'm using Samba for
> Linux to Linux communication, but then I also use .xls files for OOo to
> Lotus file transfer with my accountant.

Haven't IBM just got involved with the OpenOffice crowd? In which case
ODT should be supported by Lotus 'real soon now'.

>  There's a certain perverse
> satisfaction in using Microsoft 'standards' that they pretty much use to
> lock you into their products purely as a means to get non Microsoft
> products to communicate though ;)

Yes, there is a certain irony there!

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