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Comment: Re:All I can say to that is... (Score 1) 69

I've seen postings from others as well that state that OpenOffice is inferior to Microsoft Office. Since Debian switched to LibreOffice a few years ago, I haven't used OpenOffice so I can't comment on the current version of OpenOffice vs. the current version of Microsoft Office.

However, I did a find web site which does publishes a comparison between LibreOffice and Microsoft Office 2013: https://wiki.documentfoundatio... Based on that comparison, I would have to say that Microsoft Office is actually inferior to LibreOffice. Does anyone know of any other published comparisons between the office suites?

Comment: Re:That's kind of curious (Score 1) 580

I've heard other people say this too, but I don't see how that can be. Are there any stats that convincingly prove this? It seems to me that proprietary companies have some advantages when it comes to marketing. They can always sue people who claim they have found an exploit in the software. And there is no law obligating a proprietary company to announce when someone has found an exploit in their proprietary software and informed the company about it. So I would take claims that Microsoft has a "better" security record with a mountain of salt. Who is Microsoft being compared to? SCO? What is the metric? Where is the data?

Comment: All that is left (Score 1) 193

is for the diva to sing the operatic conclusion and for cats and dogs to get along. Microsoft is so doomed. Who really needs them? Not most people. Have you seen the latest Samsung tablets? Holy cow the better than Hi-def resolution, vivid colors, awesome performance, none of them running Windows, all of them running Android. I saw them recently and my first reaction was: Microsoft is so doomed.

Comment: Given Microsoft's past history (Score 3, Insightful) 194

by Johnny Loves Linux (#46439865) Attached to: Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

of boot loaders and Microsoft's more recent history and their standard practices I think someone would have to be extremely ignorant of Microsoft's history and their standard practices or a shill for Microsoft to state that this is somehow unfair to Microsoft.

Folks, I don't think Microsoft is just misunderstood. I don't think we have to worry about poor little Microsoft surviving its treatment by the "big bully" Google. I think Microsoft is getting exactly the sort of response that it has earned for its behavior.

Comment: I don't think it was a malicious mistake. (Score 5, Informative) 212

by Johnny Loves Linux (#46434431) Attached to: <em>Portal 2</em> Incompatible With SELinux
I think it's a culture clash of developers who've only worked in a Windows environment and consequently are used to turning off operating system security so they can run a program, usually a game, vs. the Linux community who inherited the Unix culture where you can play games on the operating system, but you can't play games with the operating system.

Comment: Moral of the story: (Score 5, Insightful) 193

Don't install apps from back alleyways:

At the very bottom of the list was Google Play itself, with the lowest percentage of malware in the gathered samples: 0.1 percent. F-Secure also noted that “the Play Store is most likely to promptly remove nefarious applications, so malware encountered there tends to have a short shelf life.” While that’s great news for most Android users, it

Why would anybody shop for apps on their android phone/tablet like a crack addict looking for their next hit is beyond me. Are people really that naive?

Comment: Re:OOXML not included in old Office either (Score 1) 89

by Johnny Loves Linux (#46308007) Attached to: Microsoft Circles the Wagons To Defeat ODF In the UK

failure to include OOXML 'will cause problems for citizens and businesses who use office suites which don't support ODF, including many people who do not use a recent version of Microsoft Office'

Yes, this will cause problems for the citizens of Redmond, WA who work for Microsoft, and the business called Microsoft, Inc if OOXML is not approved.

Comment: If you want to understand these people (Score 0) 665

I would strongly encourage you to watch this trailer for one of their movies: You may find the trailer disturbing, but it's important to watch it in it's entirety. What I deduce from this trailer:
  1. Christians are a people apart. Either you are a Christian or you are not.
  2. Being a Christian is more important than being a human being. Read that sentence again slowly.
  3. Christians are the minority.
  4. Christians are under constant attack "by society".
  5. Christians are afraid of death.
  6. Christians will be saved from death by their god.
  7. You can either be an educated human being capable of reason or you can be a Christian enpowered by faith. You cannot be both.
  8. The fundamental axiom of Christians is that there is a god. This axiom cannot be contested.
  9. This is subtle: Everyone believes in god until they fall into error. You cannot start with the axiom that god does not exist. Parse that again: No one can begin with the axiom that god does not exist, because if such a person existed their existence would contest the fundamental axiom of Christians. This cannot be tolerated. Therefore all such people must have started with the Christian axiom and then fallen into error.

From these deductions I conclude that since the theory of evolution does not require a god, only a mechanism for mutation, that this contests their fundamental axiom which if proven false implies nothing can save Christians from death, and thus Christians allow their fear of death to rule them. Since this kind of nonsense does not occur in Europe or in those states which don't have a voting majority of fundamentalist Christians I conclude further that this mental illness is not an attribute of Christianity but only of bizarre fundamentalist sects instead.

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