Re: Mandrake (was Re: Next GNOME-Office release.)

On Sat, 2004-07-03 at 16:51 +0100, Alan Horkan wrote:
> I think there is room for both Abiword and OpenOffice, I always install
> both.  I wonder what it would take to convince Mandrake to include us by
> default?  (I should double check this but) Not having a small fast and
> light application like abiword included with Mandrake Move (their Live CD
> version) is suprising.

Sadly, this is as likely to happen as Hell freezing over.

It's "good usability" these days to only include one application that
accomplishes any one task, so as not to confuse poor Mrs Smith who is
aged, computer illiterate, and disinterested in learning more than she
needs for typing up her bi-monthly Grapevine newsletter.

It would be different if GO had a presentation app, but we don't.
Therefore the fact that AbiWord and Gnumeric are faster, lighter, and
IMHO much nicer doesn't mean anything since OOo comes as a full set.
- Charlie

Charles Goodwin <charlie vexi org>
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