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Thu May 25, 2006 10:19 am Reply and quote this post
Microsoft could release early a patch for a loophole in its Word program that virus writers are already exploiting.
If users get infected by the virus, attackers could open up a backdoor on the PC and take over the machine to use it for their own ends.
A fix is due for release in mid-June but Microsoft said it would bring it forward if the action was "warranted".

To make sure you dont get the virus follow these steps:
•Do not open Word files that are embedded in other applications, such as Excel, PowerPoint and others.

•Home users - Even after applying the workarounds do not open Word files directly from ANY mail clients for example, Outlook or Hotmail by double-clicking them.

•Save your word document to a disk or onto your desktop and use the “Word Safe Mode” Shortcut.

•Enterprise users - Even after applying the workarounds do not open Word files directly from mail clients other than Outlook, for example hotmail by double-clicking them.

•Do not open .doc from a web site via Internet Explorer or any other browser.

•If you do not see “Safe Mode” in Word title bar you are not running Word in safe mode. Do not attempt to open any word files as you may be vulnerable to the malicious .doc files.

•You can use Word Viewer 2003 to open any files without being affected by this vulnerability.

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Thu May 25, 2006 10:24 am Reply and quote this post
Real men use OpenOffice.
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Thu May 25, 2006 5:07 pm Reply and quote this post
OpenOffice is good, but like the difference between the GIMP and Photoshop CS2, amuters and the everyday user will notice no difference, but professionals use some of the more specific features. Just to say, The GIMP and Photoshop CS2 is not even merely comparable, I can safely say photoshop CS2 is Industry Standard, The GIMP is not, and It is thousands of times more usable, more bug free, and more usable features, that can be applied in a professional and industry standard environment. Exactly the same applies to Word and OpenOffice. Word is refined, generally bug free, Industy Standard, and Widely Supported.
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Thu May 25, 2006 5:08 pm Reply and quote this post
In my veiw

OpenOffice is crap and no one can beat MIcrosoft Office.

My opinion of people who use open source software is that they are cheapskates and only get open source because they dont want to spend money on a good piece of software like dreamweaver and photoshop. and any open software is crap.

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Thu May 25, 2006 5:10 pm Reply and quote this post
Some Opensource software is an excellent alternative, however some is to be honest... "crap" I mean... why not use Microsoft or Adobe? Although for Home use it is more of a budget issue, but for Professional use, the Support, Features and Compatability are paramount.
Where Open Source does come in useful is where there isnt already an alternative, or where users can produce modifications easily, like with RoundCube Webmail, those excellent System Utilities, and for mac, the invaluable AppZapper are all excellent OpenSource and Freeware.
OpenSource software is also open to security vulnerabilities too.

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Thu May 25, 2006 5:19 pm Reply and quote this post
Well, let's see.

OpenOffice is handy, when you don't have a Word availible. It has all the features Word has, at least those that are most useful.

Then we have linux, which is quickly becoming Widely Accepted Industry Standard, and is widely used in some companies, public companies, cellphones and public transportations a like. Not to mentione, governments are turning to it more often than not.

After that, we have say, The Gimp. Which is mainly made for Linux, but is supplied on Windows as well. In general, it doesn't really lack from features, and if it does, you can always add it on it.

Ooh, but what about programming wise! We have of course, the goo' ole (and damn expensive) MS Visual C++ and the like, which is Widely Accepted Industry Standard. But we have the likes of Dev-C++, code::blocks and the like, which provide easy and free access to wanna-be programmers, who otherwise would be assembling jigsaws in their bitterness.

And then there is whole DirectX vs. OpenGL thing.

Money money money...

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Fri May 26, 2006 10:18 pm Reply and quote this post
I used to use microsoft word alot but now I have microsoft works. It came with my computer.
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