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    SubjectRe: [WAY WAY WAY OFFTOPIC]: MS Porting Office to Linux?
    On Sat, Mar 20, 1999 at 12:23:42AM -0800, david parsons wrote:

    > >> >In other words, never upgrade because some poorly written program
    > >> >depends on undocumented functions and hence doesn't work with a new
    > >> >and better system? This isn't windows, its linux. We move to better
    > >> >things even if it breaks things that _don't_ depend on undocumented
    > >> >features.
    > >> And this is different from Windows in what way? I'm sure that MS
    > >> considers their incompatable upgrades to be better things too.
    > >You don't have to sign NDAs to get the API and change your existing apps
    > >so that they fit.
    > Umm. I've got a crashing web proxy and a lf that produces '?' instead of
    > ' ' that would like to have a word with you.

    with "your apps" I meant "apps you (co-)wrote"[0].

    [0] the important bit being "apps you have the source of", here

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