[K12OSN] No flames: Why use M$ offerings?

Yancey B. Jones ybjones at one.net
Sun May 2 20:48:50 UTC 2004

> Actually, i don't care. Unless it is a matter of conserving public
> funds- or asking me to clean up your viruses. The thing that 
> caught my eye here was the claim that syncing with a pda 
> couldn't be done in linux. Assuming, as was the clear 
> implication in the first post, that one WISHED to use linux, 
> but could not, due to its deficiencies, it seems reasonable 
> to advise regarding opensource solutions, and to suggest that 
> a solution be sought before the complaint is made. My 

Sorry, I did not mean to imply that there was no solution to sync a PDA with
Linux. That was poor wording on my part. I like Outlook 2003 and I simply
added the syncing ability as another reason that I like Outlook - not as the
only reason I use it. I was also not making a complaint, just adding that
there are those of us who use Outlook by choice. I did not mean to imply
that "that one WISHED to use Linux, but could not, due to its deficiencies".
I apologize for the confusion.

On a side note, had I had to purchase my Office 2003, then perhaps I would
be using something different. No, I did not steal it - I got a "free" copy
by going to a Microsoft TS2 seminar. I got Small Business Server 2003
Premium for "free" that way as well. I probably would not like Outlook as
much if I would have had to pay $400+ for it.


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