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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

stooo Re:Some questions (280 comments)

>> Someone gets an Office file, modifies it with LO, sends it back. Then they receive the e-mail "hey buddy, everything looks wrong". What happens now?

Not a problem. Everybody uses Libre, and that's the whole point of migrations well done.

>> How much of those €1M savings will be used to sponsor LibreOffice?
Don't know for toulouse, but Munich contributed a lot back, in the form of a kind of frameword, at least.

>> Can we please hear a "status update" of these cities or governments switching to OSS?
https://media.ccc.de/browse/co...
https://www.google.com/search?...

3 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

stooo Re: I tried the switch also (280 comments)

>> Try using LibreOffice in a typical business environment for a couple of weeks

I use it for 3 years now, with shitty xlsx and docx from colleagues, no problem.
Compatibility issues in Libre have faded away since years.

3 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

stooo Re:EMAIL ? (280 comments)

>> I have never found anything better than the Outlook / Exchange combo for outright business usage
You probably have never tried lightning + thunderbird

3 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

stooo Re:Producitivy? (280 comments)

>> Hello, how about savings or losses in productivity from having to convert all the documents or not being able to read stuff sent from other places who are insistant on MS Word?

Two answers :
- compatibility problems have mostly faded in the last few years
- new laws are coming out slowly in the EU to force administrations to use odf -> Libreoffice is a big advantage.

3 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

stooo Re:genuinely curious (280 comments)

>> How do you automate detection and deployment of important security updates
apt-get.

3 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

stooo Re:Munich did it already (280 comments)

>> You would use a 9-year-long migration as a success story?
Yep. Better think an plan before acting wildly. It was a migration done in 3 steps, there's a lot of doc online on it.

>> Also, Excel has many useful features not in Calc
VB is bad :)

3 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

stooo Re:Reality - Support (280 comments)

>> Instead of hiring 10 cheap indians...

We do not hire "cheap indians" here in France. We use french speaking staffonly.

3 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

stooo Re:they just got confused.... (280 comments)

>> thinking "libreoffice" was french-made.
Nooooo. Never. Absolument impossible. "office" is an english word, it's fobidden by law to use too much english words. It would have been "Bureau Libéré"

3 days ago
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Lenovo Halts Sales of Small-Screen Windows 8.1 Tablets Due To "Lack of Interest"

stooo Linux support (125 comments)

>> That plus the fact that Linux lacks 3rd party app support

No.
3rd party apps lack linux support.

about two weeks ago
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Pushdo Trojan Infects 11,000 Systems In 24 Hours

stooo Just use Linux. (32 comments)

Just use Linux.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

stooo LibreOffice (681 comments)

>> Can they also put a switch in this to make Office usable?

Just install Libreoffice.... Or Linux with LO.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

stooo Linux ? (365 comments)

Can it run Linux ?

about a month ago
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Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

stooo Re:This is telling (365 comments)

>> The Surface Pro has always been marketed as a laptop replacement, not as just a tablet.
mmh, a Laptop you can't put on the lap. Let's rather call it a 'tabletop'.

about a month ago
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German Intel Agency Helped NSA Tap Fiber Optic Cables In Germany

stooo Re:Merkel is a hypocrite (103 comments)

>> our prime minister Rutte (in NL) got mad about his phone not being tapped ...

That, sir, is impossible. We monitor everything ! We record every phone call !
An official not being listened to ? I call BS.

about a month ago
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German Intel Agency Helped NSA Tap Fiber Optic Cables In Germany

stooo Re:Are the Stasi already forgotten? (103 comments)

The other 60M experienced the Verfassungsschutz, which had (has) the same practices, but on a "smaller" scale

about a month ago
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German Intel Agency Helped NSA Tap Fiber Optic Cables In Germany

stooo Re:Are the Stasi already forgotten? (103 comments)

Yep. Even worse, the Verfassungsschutz (interior "security" agency, created by the USA after the war by recruiting former nazis) is even more implied in (neo)nazi affairs from '45 until today. They basically fund the neonazi party by having half the party being "undercover agents" (thus paid by the government) ....

There's only one way to deal with it : close the BND and the Verfassungsschutz.

about a month ago
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Imparting Malware Resistance With a Randomizing Compiler

stooo Re:Cute but dumb (125 comments)

>> and in 1 in 1000 installs that cases has some weird behavior.

Get the compiler rand seed with the bug report.
Reproduce the compilation and the test the bug.
Profit.

This could help to force coders to write tidier code.

about 2 months ago
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Imparting Malware Resistance With a Randomizing Compiler

stooo Re:Huh? (125 comments)

Exactly.

Plus the advantage that generalized local compilation is good for avoiding backdoors, you can vompare your source with an audited one, which is not so easy for a bloody binary...

about 2 months ago
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Imparting Malware Resistance With a Randomizing Compiler

stooo Re:Cute but dumb (125 comments)

>> And would make that buggy software nearly impossible to patch.

A patch applies to the source, recompile, and there you are.

>> Every time there's a security vulnerability found, you'd essentially have to reinstall the whole application.

No, you have to patch the source and recompile the exe. It's a much saner workflow than to patch a binary (who does this anyway?).

about 2 months ago

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