On Wednesday 22 June 2005 14:14, PJ Wall wrote:
> Paul Jakma wrote:
> > On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, Proinnsias Breathnach wrote:
> >> You probably won't find it online - that much is true, but it's
> >> certainly legal to transfer a (legit) copy under Irish and most .eu
> >> laws AIUI.
> > Second this. You're right. There's a section to our copyright act
> > which exempts electronic transfer from copyright - provided the
> > copy-from copy is destroyed (and was legit in first place).
> > That said, you have to wonder why this person specifically needs
> > SO5.2.. (would later version not work? they're all backwards
> > compatible usually, in format).
> > regards,
>> I agree with this too... and when I made the initial request I was
> firmly under the impression that it would be 100% legal for anyone with
> a legit copy to make SO 5.2 available to me.
>> The reason I specifically need SO 5.2 is that I am in the middle of an
> MBS thesis that is looking at the use of SO in Irish organisations. My
> main research site is still using SO 5.2 on most of its desktops, and
> the problems they are experiencing seem to be specific to SO 5.2. I was
> hoping to install SO 5.2 on my laptop to look more closely at some of
> these "problems" and get screenshots etc.
>> I have SO 7 at the moment but I am under the impression that there are
> significant differences between 7 and 5.2?
- SO5.2 had it's own concept of a desktop : SO 7 accepts that it should be an
app and not a complete desktop
- SO5.2 had its own file formats - SO7 is zipped XML
- SO5.2 had some sort of calendering/groupware thing - SO7 does not
.. and obviously SO7 has much better MSWord/Excel/Powerpoint compatability and
many new features compared to So5.2.
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