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You people are wasting your time worrying or discussing about videos like
this. There's not much debate whether or not the video is loaded with crap.
Time discussing this video is better used developing some videos explaining
usage of LibO, explaining whose fault is it that other office suites have
trouble interoperating with closed-source document formats, or encouraging
new users to give it a try.

Of these three topics I suggested, speaking about whose fault it is would be
the one I'd least reccomend, by the way, as the common user does not care
about these things enough yet.


On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 11:43 PM, AG <>wrote:

On 16/10/10 20:41, M. Fioretti wrote:

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 17:26:10 PM +0100, Zaphod Feeblejocks ( wrote:

Greetings, friends.

Have a look at:

Looks like Microsoft are getting scared - why else would they go to the
hassle of FUDding OOo?


that one is not a meeting about MS Office or OOo. Is a video about
drug addiction and should be considered as such. See how and why at



The inner addictive substance procurement and dissemination courtesy of M$
is a matter of debate, but the essence of their video is that M$ sets the
stage and others are invited to come and play.  Given that due to their
lucrative PC-retailer agreements, M$ might be forgiven for thinking that
their's is the only show in town.

But this video attacks OSS as well as OOo specifically, and as such falls
under the general FUD tactic that M$ has been perpetrating for years against
GNU/Linux and, to a lesser degree, *BSD.  Basically, goes the mythology, if
one doesn't use M$ one's computer using experience is compromised and

At no point will M$ ever spark up and admit that its code-base is not only
buggy but inherently insecure, that its products are astonishingly
over-priced and poorly supported, that it traps users into a lock-down
system of compulsory upgrades under the superficial guise of "improvements",
that it externalises all of its own failings onto third party developers who
have to find creative ways of working within the stranglehold of M$ API
policies.  No wonder any M$installation neccessitates any number of
ancillary CDs of drivers, licensing for third party vendors and the like.

Anytime I have ever had to install a M$ system, I am reminded of the bliss
and sense of liberation I experience when installing a GNU/Linux or a *BSD
system.  How straight forward it all is, and how easy, relative to the
alleged M$ standard.

I don't mean this to be a rant, and yet feel compelled to just pick up on
the idea of addiction - it is rather more like a hostage situation than an
addiction ... it is some Redmond prick with a gun at your head than a line
of white powder at the end of a rolled up dollar bill.


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