Open Office problems

Michael.Coll-Barth at Michael.Coll-Barth at
Sun Dec 21 22:29:56 UTC 2008


> From: Kamal Paryani
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 3:22 AM, Richard Crossland
> <xland33 at> wrote:
> > Karl,
> > I just checked and the first one is 
> which I believe
> > to be the official URL. What address do you get?
> >
> > Richard
> >
> > On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 9:31 PM, Karl F. Larsen 
> <klarsen1 at> wrote:
> >>
> >> Mark Kirkwood wrote:
> >> > Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Robert Holtzman wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>> On Sun, 21 Dec 2008, ruscook wrote:
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> > Well, *I* certainly had no idea that there were 
> Openoffice scams that
> >> > somehow get to have Google sponsored links.
> >>    This is a fact. Prove it to yourself by in Google put 
> open office
> >> and then check out the first listing. It IS a sham.
> >>
>  i just googled open office
> the first result was
> kamal

Well, I get this;

Looks right, but smells real bad.  It is a sponsored link with a
disclaimer at the bottom of the site that says it is not associated with
the writers of the program.  Google even puts "" in a
larger font so it looks legit.  I am sorry, but I would call this a
scam.  It doesn't have to be malware, just deceptive.  I guess I am so
jaded I skip over this kind of dreck automatically, so I had to take
second a look.  

For a change, I'd have to give this one to Karl.


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