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Windows version of OOo/LO using the free (as in beer) compiler VC++ 2008
Express. See

No absurdity involved.

Which is free (as in beer) for as long as Microsoft wishes. Plus it is no
longer updated and creating a script for VC 2010 requires changes. Finally,
the free VC version does not create x64 builds which I hope LO starts
producing since most (all?) modern CPUs are 64bit...

Apparentely the OOo developers agree with me...This is a quote from the wiki
article pointed by Simon; "and although Microsoft is supplying Visual Studio
Express edition free of charge for the time being, they may stop to do so in
the future. And it may make sense to keep OOo to be buildable with open
source tools"

So, given the limitations I do think it's absurd

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