__/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Wednesday 31 May 2006 07:15 \__
> On 2006-05-31, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
> something concerning:
>> Title: Office 2007 beta logs 500,000 downloads in two days
>> (note: Testing, *not* purchasing. Trying to see if OpenOffice will be the
>> better choice...)
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| "I'm not so sure that I'm thrilled with the new 'ribbon' interface. It's
>>| all bubbly and shiny, but it eats up a lot of my screen space," designer
>>| Kevin Airgid wrote on his blog.
>>| Airgid asked Microsoft to devise a way to revert the user interface to
>>| its old, more familiar form, but the software giant has indicated that
>>| it will not supply such an option.
>>| Blogger Ollie Bradley, a 16-year-old student, also had some trouble
>>| adjusting to the new user interface.
> I guess this means it's better because it's intuitive?
> Right? Hello? Does anybody have an answer? Erik? Intuitive? Yes?
> I guess it *could* be intuitive. But it might be hard to tell if nobody
> wants to look at it.
> Bradley was impressed with the new blogging feature in Microsoft
> Word which allows authors to post their entries directly to their
> blogs with a single click.
> Great. First Front Page, allowing people who know nothing to advertise
> it to the world through crappy websites. Now this.
Crappy is one thing. Adverse to standards is another. Where is Larry Qualig?
He was part of the team that was responsible for this.
The one-click blogging is not truly a feature. It is so simple to do thorough
XML-RPC interfaces. You can use your cellphone to blog using WordPress
(FOSS), for example.
> Wonder what else it does/will do with a single click.
No clicks needed. Word 2002 and 2003 are vulnerable with(out) minimal user
intervention. I think that the opening of E-mail is not a necessity either.
Speaking of which, a proof-of-concept virus exploiting StarOffice macros was
unveiled yesterday. That's just not how one builds a bridge.
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