[aprssig] Cable Harness for Digipeater
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Mar 1 20:16:14 CST 2006
brianbr at mac.com wrote:
> While I agree with the overall sentiment, this statement is incorrect.
> JPEG/GIF/PNG/PDF formats are more appropriate.
> The Mac, however, should not be included in that list. PowerPoint
> .ppt/.pps files can be opened and viewed under a variety of methods on
> the Mac, under PowerPoint in the Mac Office Suite, under Keynote, in
> the iWork Suite, and in the Open office Suite as well.
> On Feb 25, 2006, at 6:12 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>> PowerPoint is a Windows-centric proprietary format unuseable by most
>> Mac/Linux/Unix users
1) MS Office (of which PowerPoint is a part) is far less ubiquitous on
the Mac than on the PC.
2) The MS Office file formats keep changing with each release. The
Mac version of Office (and the import filters in other applications
including open source apps like Open Office ) typically lag behind the
current Windows version of Office by 1 or 2 releases. .PPT files
created with the latest version of Office will be a real pain to deal
with on non-Windows platforms. This "versionitis" problem is now only
going to get worse, now that MS has announced there will be no further
releases of MS Office for the Mac.
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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