No more OOo in UNR 10.04

Mark C. Miller mr.mcmiller at
Tue Feb 9 11:11:20 UTC 2010

On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 07:15:29 +0100, Gilles Gravier wrote:

> Expect your ISP, your school, and others, to start offering what Sun
> (now Oracle) has just announced, something called Cloud Office. Which is
> based on the full OOo engine, hosted in the cloud by your ISP, or school
> or somebody else you work with (maybe your company). This will be the
> real thing, completely available through the cloud... and with even the
> possibility to decide to, yes, work off-line and then save back to the
> cloud.

I guess I'm old fashioned.  I don't get how using FOSS software in a 
cloud is an improvement?  Storing files, yes.  Having your programs 
there ... don't see a benefit.  Perhaps I'm not understanding the value 
of a cloud.  Can someone explain the benefit(s) to me?  No sarcasm 
intended.  I really don't see "Cloud Office" as being an improvement and 
would like to understand the thought behind it.

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