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Microsoft's Open Source Guru Faces Tough Fight

Ooblek Re:HAVE you tried it? (432 comments)

as for links - maybe. but on the other hand that also makes documents much smaller if a user does not want to send them anywhere. it's not a sure choice...

This is precisely the point I am trying to make about usability. It is only "not a sure choice" because a developer understands the ramification of storing something as a small size. An end user wants to write the document to a floppy disk/thumb drive or attach it to an email. They don't want to think about breaking links; in fact, they are probably fairly clueless how the picture actually gets in the document in the first place.

i think main reason is the choice of the old format

Again, this is an example of OSS community hubris. Instead of making it work like it should, blame the user.

If I save a document from Word 2003 into Word 95 format, I bet I won't have this problem. So who is doing it better? =)

If you want your software to be kick-ass awesome, think like the user that uses it.

Whoever modded him as a troll, I don't think he's trolling. This is the type of conversation OSS developers need to participate in to learn how to deliver usable software to the masses.

about 6 years ago

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