[tex-live] OT: Why use Windows

Fabrice Popineau Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr
Wed Jun 21 17:43:22 CEST 2006

* Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk> writes:

    > Juergen Fenn wrote:
    >> The main problem is not Windows, but the omnipresent MS Office on
    >> Windows systems. But this is really OT, except for that it shows
    >> how important a Windows version of TL really is.
    > Curious view, to my mind. If you use Office, why do you also want
    > TeX? don't people use TeX because they cannot bear Office?

I wish I could get rid of MS Office but unfortunately, our
adminsitration and 99% of other colleagues find it perfectly usable. So
as we live in a democracy (and anyway I'm not the boss in my place :-))
.. I have to bear MS Office.

And to add another opportunity for a flame thread ... it is even
impossible to expect to share document work between MS office and Open
Office. Or at least the last attempt I had to do that failed
miserably. I have been given a document model for some sort of
catalogue. Trying to fill the model under Open Office gave a result
which was very different from the MS Office one. 


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