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RE: [tdf-discuss] Help vendor-lock-in awareness


What would be interesting to see with the comment about mac below. What are
the current statistics of LO downloads for mac.

-----Original Message-----
From: Laurence Jeloudev [mailto:ljeloudev@gmail.com] 
Sent: 07 February 2013 08:03
To: M. Fioretti; Libreoffice Discussion List
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Help vendor-lock-in awareness

 ODF formats are still not implemented to a point where consumers can forget
about what software they are using. And this is a concern for mac users, as
there software is usually proprietary software and not software with ODF
formats in it. The only program on the mac that can only open odt documents
is text editor. 

There is no default requirement for a user to explore an ODF formats program
on the mac. They usually are swamped with proprietary software as being the
only solution, and forget that ODF formats exist. As the odt format can be
mistaken as a basic text document format and not a fully fledged document
suite file type format on the mac. 


LJ

On 07/02/2013, at 12:21 AM, "M. Fioretti" <mfioretti@nexaima.net> wrote:

On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 20:17:49 PM +1100, Laurence Jeloudev wrote:
The concept is a great idea. 

But what if you encounter a person with a mac computer.

that's the whole point. Both of ODF in general, and, I assume, of 
Boudi. His signature is only about formats, it never mentions specific 
software programs.

THE reason for formats like ODF is to arrive as soon as possible to a 
point where you can ignore what software the others are using.

More on this topic:

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/focus_format_history

Marco

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