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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: AMS Notices: Open Source Mathematical Software

From: Arthur Ralfs
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: AMS Notices: Open Source Mathematical Software
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 13:25:01 -0800
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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> Arthur Ralfs wrote:
>> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
>>> Well ... if you mean "*Red Hat* Linux has won a significant market
>>> share in servers", I agree. However, I don't think as a user that
>>> either Firefox or OpenOffice are of sufficient quality or maturity to
>>> be used on a Windows desktop, and I don't consider what they have
>>> accomplished to be a "win". They just aren't viable alternatives for
>>> anything but casual home use. I use them on Linux because they are
>>> there, but they aren't on my Windows desktop at work and probably
>>> never will be.
>> Do you mean to say that you think IE is better than Firefox?  Hard to
>> imagine.
>> Arthur Ralfs
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> I'm saying:
> 1. Firefox is *not* better than IE 7 on the Windows platform for any
> reasonable definition of "better". In particular, the hype about
> Firefox being more secure than IE is unsubstantiated and cannot in
> fact be proven or falsified.
> 2. In a corporation or other accountability hierarchy, people aren't
> always free to experiment with potential improvements. In fact, the
> epidemic of malware, cyber-terrorism and other things of that ilk have
> led to very restrictive IT policies. Even if Firefox were better than
> IE, it would still face an uphill battle in this arena.
> Are you saying that OpenOffice is "better" than Microsoft Office on
> any dimension other than price? :)
No.  About the only time I use OpenOffice is to open an MS Office
document that somebody sends me.


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