[tex-live] OT: Why use Windows

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Thu Jun 22 09:51:09 CEST 2006

Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> writes:

> Fabrice Popineau <Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr> wrote:
>> * Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> writes:
>>     > The same is probably true between different versions of MS Office.
>> Sorry, no. Compatibility with MS Office is at least ensured. Ok, you
>> can't expect to load files produced by version 11 with version 10
>> without a glitch. But onward is ok. 
> Well, then once this has changed for the better.

Well, the trick with non-backwards-compatibility was that once anybody
who you exchanged documents "upgraded" to the newest gadgetry,
everybody was forced to cough up and follow suit.  I think
forwards-compatibility tended to work reasonably most of the time, in

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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