OpenOffice is more dangerous than Microsoft Office

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by dog, Jul 22, 2006.

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  1. dog

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    http://www.emailbattles.com/2006/07...-french-fry-openoffice-with-microsoft-office/
     
  2. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    Microsoft Office is the pioneer program in this field, since it has been around longer than OpenOffice, so Microsoft has more experience in this field. OpenOffice was designated as an alternative to Microsoft Office only.

    I guess the majority of organisations still use Microsoft Office. But remember Microsoft Office has had its share of security problems too.
     
  3. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Java and Macros have to be allowed by user in OO to be able to run. BTW, MO has macros too.
     
  4. dog

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    For what it's worth, I wouldn't trade Oo for MO at all --- I just saw the article on Linux News and decided to share it. Open Office will overcome any short comings in time ... I'm all for software freedom. :)
     
  5. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I am with Dog on this. I even made a purchase of StarOffice a few years ago. I wanted to contribute to the cause. There should always be a open source alternative that can read and write to MS Office Products. Otherwise MS can charge any price it wants with no alternative. Read OpenOffice.org Mission Statement on there website. You will see.

    I am a big believer in OpenOffice Alliance. ;)
     
  6. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I'm not surprised by this. Any software is vulnerable and what common is for all softwares doesn't interest me.
    If OpenOffice is vulnerable, they will fix it just like they do with Firefox and all the other softwares.
     
  7. Lamehand

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    Just another sign that open source software is moving up in the world and becoming more important, i see this as a positive development. :)
     
  8. phasechange

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    the headline worried me as I've moved my personal machines to Oo_O. However it's not the vulnerabilities it's how they are responded to that matters. Let's sit back and watch.

    Fairy
     
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Maybe I'm stupid ... but I didn't see any links to the test themselves. Could anyone provide them. Or is the article just a blank statement?
    Mrk
     
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