basic - continued
pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org
Mon Feb 8 16:54:14 UTC 2010
On Sunday 07 February 2010 7:22:58 am Chris Jones wrote:
> > Actually it's not so silly because I was attempted to emphasise the lack
> > of backward compatibility that Microsoft seems to delight in.
> You have it the wrong way around. Backwards compatibility would mean the
> latest MS office can open older word formats, which it can.
He was likely referring to the Vista Office which could NOT open previous
version Office files. I used Open Office on my Kubuntu laptop to translate
those for two lawyers here in town when they had upgraded to the later Office
suite for Vista. As a result, they both now have Kubuntu network systems in
their offices rather than windoze! And Chris is correct, MS seems to like to
FORCE costly upgrades by rendering even their own software incompatible! The
Office patch arrived some two months later, ...lawyers don't have the luxury
of waiting that long to read their own files. I'd suspect no business does.
My lawyers were totally paniced! It was years of files and letters that they
couldn't access anymore.
73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n>< PDGA# 35276
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