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On 05/04/2011 14:56, Mike Hall wrote:
long documents, I personally came across only 2 instances of genuine MSO bugs.

I guess it is a feature that when I used MSO 2010 with Win7, the mean
time till seeing the BSOD was under 100 seconds. I guess it is a feature
that with MSO97 on Win2K mean time to BSOD was just on 60 minutes.

at least it didn't to me, nor did I hear complaints of that kind from

How much of that was because they were so used to MSO trashing their
documents, that they did not know that software could be bug free.
And that it is not normal to have to spend hours fixing documents
because the program that created the document is incompatible with the
program that created the document?

that OOo/LibO has a product offering of adequate quality to be
cost-effective in a high-cost labour economy. 

If only due to the mean time to BSOD, MSO is equally, if not more
inadequate that LibO or OOo is.

The support costs are just far too high.

to MSO, by which I primarily mean an absence of bugs.

Riddle me this. Why is the same bug that was in Word 1.0, found in MSO
2010?  That shows a clear commitment to ignoring bug reports.

Even more bizarre, is that Word allegedly had at least one major
rewrite, as well as being ported from being an 8 bit program to bing a
64 bit program.

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