Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices,
Will FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?
MTaylor at bytecraft.com.au
Sun Apr 29 23:42:47 UTC 2007
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ted Mittelstaedt [mailto:tedm at toybox.placo.com]
> Sent: Sunday, 29 April 2007 6:41 PM
> To: Murray Taylor; Garrett Cooper; perryh at pluto.rain.com
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: RE: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices,Will
> FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of
> Murray Taylor
> > Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 7:28 PM
> > To: Garrett Cooper; perryh at pluto.rain.com
> > Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: RE: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices,Will
> FreeBSD accept
> > Office 98 + Publisher?
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
> > > Garrett Cooper
> > > Sent: Sunday, 29 April 2007 4:28 AM
> > > To: perryh at pluto.rain.com
> > > Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > > Subject: Re: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices, Will
> > > FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?
> > >
> > > perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> > > >> OpenOffice in OSX still isn't that great either because there
> > > >> still isn't a native (Aqua) build.
> > > >
> > > > I suspect the NeoOffice folks would be surprised to hear that :)
> > >
> > > Yes >_>.. I mean that the latest and greatest version of OOo isn't
> > > available for Aqua native yet. It's going to take another
> > > year to port,
> > > as someone has claimed already.
> > >
> > > There was a big leap in terms of functionality from 1.x vs
> > > 2.x in OOo,
> > > but then again considering that the OP was asking about
> > > running Office
> > > 98 (:D..), I don't think he'd mind running the 1.x
> version binaries.
> > >
> > > -Garrett
> > As the original poster wants to write books .... may I
> suggest that he
> > use
> > a text editor and then a typesetter combination rather than
> any form of
> > WYSIWYG wordprocessor.
> > IE use (insert favourite text editor here) then use the
> LaTeX / Tetex
> > port
> > to actually properly format the material as a book.
> > Yes there is a learning curve here, but the end result is all
> > over a wordprocessed attempt.
> When I wrote my book Addison Wesley used Quark internally,
> but required
> me to submit my manuscript -on paper-. They then retyped it, sent me
> the proofs (which had enormous numbers of typos in them) I
> corrected and
> sent back.
> I asked them if I gave them the manuscript in Quark source
> files if they
> would take that, (because I had access to a pirated copy of Quark and
> I would import what I had written my book in) and they would
> not. They
> required a paper manuscript.
> Thus, use whatever you want to write your book - if your
> going to get it
> published most likely your publisher will not be using what
> your using.
I suppose the only true response to this situation is to
note ( with / without interest ) that Luddites(*) still exist.
Etymology: perhaps from Ned Ludd, 18th century Leicestershire
workman who destroyed a knitting frame
: one of a group of early 19th century English workmen destroying
laborsaving machinery as a protest;
broadly : one who is opposed to especially technological change
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