[Nottingham] Microsoft badness and the Linux +

John Cremona john.cremona at gmail.com
Thu Jul 13 20:25:30 BST 2006

The .odt file is a zip archive, you can extract the files inside using
unzip.  (Do this in a subdirectory).  You'll see lots of component
files including some .xml ones.

John Cremona

On 7/13/06, Hazel Windle <hazel at hazeldle.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello,
> I agree with what Michael Leuty said about Microsoft, they'll probably
> try to become a friendly company again but no one will trust or believe
> them. They'll probably be here for some time though, probably as a
> smaller company. IBM used to be a huge company but now they're just
> medium sized. The other week I tried to install the beta version of MS
> Office (just out of curiousity). I couldn't install it on my sister's
> Win XP machine as it wasn't new enough (didn't have the service packs).
> I tried to install it on my grandmas laptop but I couldn't get the
> stupid code to unlock it. I think it's bloody idiotic to put activation
> on beta software. Bloody idiots at Microsoft.
> Speaking of certification does any one know anything about the Linux+?
> Is it a useful qualification? I know it's about system administration
> and stuff. I do have one other question about Open Office too. As the
> file formats are xml or something, I tried looking at my odt files in a
> text editor but it was all binary with bits of xml here there and
> everywhere. I know once when one of my spreadsheet files got corrupted I
> managed to unpack the file and find the document in xml and I was able
> to rescue my file. Can you still do that?
> Hazel Windle
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