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Geneva Tax Authorities Distribute Mozilla 1.2.1 to Taxpayers

Saturday February 15th, 2003

The German Heise magazine is reporting that all taxpayers in the Swiss canton of Geneva are being given a CD which includes a French version of Mozilla 1.2.1. The CD also includes GEtax 2002, a tax declaration program, and OpenOffice.org 1.0.1.

Though the Heise article is in German, a rough English translation is available courtesy of Google. Thanks to johann_p for the news.


#14 advantages of OO.o

by webgremlin <junk@transientweb.com>

Saturday February 15th, 2003 3:50 PM

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because a full license of ms office now costs as much as a low-end desktop computer, there are a great many windows systems sold without ms office. Some use wordperfect or only a partial office suite (like word + ms works).

The advantages of OO.o are admittedly slighter than the advantages of Mozilla, but here are the ones I can readily think of: -Not a big security risk (familiar?) -Very easy and free export to PDF -Easier to style documents with something like a stylesheet, e.g., for changing look of all Headings quickly (via stylist) -Much smaller files (admittedly, not that important given disk sizes, but helpful for email transfer) -Buy an additional computer for yourself/spouse/kids/dog? You don't have to drop $300+ more or be illegal--just download 60MB or so. -Word complete-as-you-type. I'm an English/Philosophy double-major, so I write lots of papers with long, difficult-to-spell words for which this is a significant time-saver.

I have never owned or enjoyed when I used a version of Word. I owned WordPerfect Office 9, and found the switch worthwhile, despite the fact that in so doing I lose access to the one thing WordPerfect has always had over Word: "Reveal Codes" (for the uninitiated, it allowed you to look at the structure and styling of the document as the system thought of it so that you could select to copy/paste exactly the styles you wanted and actually fix those weird things that sometimes just happen in WYSIWYG editors that take forever to correct or never can be corrected without starting over).

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