From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Tue 25 Sep 2001 - 12:04:06 IST
On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 10:52:36AM +0100, Philip Trickett wrote:
> If you think that is bad, wait until they try putting in the EULA for
> office, that documents created within Microsoft products can only be
> viewed on a Microsoft OS or using a Microsoft product. May seem crazy
> now, but it wouldn't surprise me if Linux took off on the desktop.
Speaking of which, there was a User Friendly cartoon recently (I think it
was Sunday) which looked at the future of Microsoft license agreements. I
got the impression that there was an "I agree not to disparage this product"
in the license agreement for Office XP. Is this true, or was the whole thing
a product of Iliad's fertile imagination (the cartonn was about a future
even worse than that, but it seemed to imply that the clause was there now).
Not having Office XP, and being a little unlikely ever to have it, I can't
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