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Originally Posted by zachtib I like how everyone here is able to answer the Open Office question without even needing to see the screenshot I don't need to see a ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachtib
    I like how everyone here is able to answer the Open Office question without even needing to see the screenshot
    I don't need to see a screen dump I use it daily.
    BTW: Is Fedora 4 really out?
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenaline
    I don't need to see a screen dump I use it daily.
    BTW: Is Fedora 4 really out?
    No. The first test candidate is, but the full release isn't scheduled for a few more months.
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    Re: Dissertation questionnaire help thanks

    What computer Operating System(s) have you used, tick more than one if applicable?
    Microsoft Windows, Apple OS 7-9, OS X, Digital Unix, Just about every Linux there is (several hundred, right now my favorite is SuSE), VAX/VMS and Model 204.

    Do you use any open source software on your home computer?
    Yes, the OS is Linux, and every piece of software I have (aside from a couple of commercial games) is OSS.

    What influenced your choice?
    At first it was because I was a cheap college student and couldn't afford a $1,200 compiler suite when Linux came with one built-in. Now I actually prefer it overall.

    Do you use any open source software on your work computer?
    Yes, the Eclipse development environment for Java from IBM. I also use Firefox as my browser and Gaim as my IM client. The OS unfortunately is MS Windows XP.

    Where you able to influenced this choice?
    I couldn't choose the OS, but the browser was my idea. Eclipse was being used by my shop already.

    How do you solve problems using the software?
    Colleagues/friends support, googling like hell.

    Are you considering using more open source software?
    Sure, if more game companies would open their source code...

    Do you consider open source software to be secure?
    Of course, because exploits can be found and repaired quickly, without having to rely on the red tape behind a commercial company.

    This is a screen dump of OpenOffice it looks similar to Microsoft’s Office do you feel that you could use this package relatively easily?
    I use OpenOffice exclusively at home and work. I don't see any screen dump though...

    If you are familiar with this package how does it compare with commercial equivalents?
    Works for what I do.
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    In answer to your questions:
    1. I use all on the list except for AppleOS and Unix
    2. Yes I am running Linux Servers as well as it is my Primary OS on my PC (Windows is for games)
    3. I did not lile paying AU$250 for Windows and AU$1000 for Office. Also I needed a C compiler.
    4. My Uni has Linux and Windows on a dual boot setup on the vast majority of computers. Most ppl use linux at uni cos Quake is installed.
    5. No, the uni set it up way before I got there.
    6. I ask friends or I come here. Theres always google.
    7. Well I am trying to convert my family to open source. But they feel secure in Windows
    8. Open source probably has a few bugs, but since Microsoft has gaping flaws, most hackers and script kiddies are happy to abuse Microsoft. In this respect, opensource is more secure.
    9. I recognize and use this package regularly. In fact I am using it now to type my resume.
    10. It may not be as polished and fancy looking as Office 2003, but the cost savings are dramatic and I can always install Office 2000 on Windoes if Open Office can't do a particular task.

    But one question, where's the screen dump?

    I hope this helps and good luck with the Dessecration.

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    Re: Dissertation questionnaire help thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    What computer Operating System(s) have you used, tick more than one if applicable?
    Microsoft Windows o
    Apple OS o
    Unix o
    Linux o
    Other Please state…
    Microsoft Windows, Linux, Unix (FreeBSD and OpenBSD)

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    Do you use any open source software on your home computer?
    Yes o No o
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    What influenced your choice?
    Freedom.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    Do you use any open source software on your work computer?
    Yes o No o
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    Where you able to influenced this choice?
    Yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    How do you solve problems using the software?

    Colleagues/friends support o
    Third party support o
    Other Please state…
    I first search Google, then ask on IRC channels, then ask in the forums here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    Are you considering using more open source software?
    Yes o No o
    Till the day I die.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    Do you consider open source software to be secure?
    Yes o No o
    More secure than closed source, especially the OpenBSD project, for example.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    Please state your reasons…
    More people have access to the code, therefore bugs get fixed more quickly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    This is a screen dump of OpenOffice it looks similar to Microsoft’s Office do you feel that you could use this package relatively easily?

    Yes o No o
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toby
    If you are familiar with this package how does it compare with commercial equivalents?
    It lacks some of the functionality of MS Word but still meets my needs.

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    2. Yes, Firefox Web Browser
    3. A friend of mine, and the power of Firefox
    4. Yes
    5. No problems found yet
    6. Yes
    7. Maybe
    8. I don't know, maybe because is Not Microsoft, people are not trying to hack it or something?
    9. Yes
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