Office SP3 Giveth Security but Taketh Away Plenty [Updated]

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tiredoldman

haha, everytime that stupid auto update comes on with "New Update",, it's that Office 2003 SP3 patch.
Stupid thing won't go away !!
When I give up and tell it to install it,,it won't,, it tries,and fails, WHY ?? Because I don't have that program !!But, this dang thing still try's to tell me to install the blasted thing. hahahahaa

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Marcus_Soperus

Microsoft might like to wave a magic wand and banish all non-MS file formats from the world, but it's not happening. Service bureaus, libraries, universities (especially those serving older non-traditional students), and other organizations that never know where the next data file is coming from are just a few of the reasons that legacy file access continues to be important.

For a long time, I've advocated custom installations of graphic programs and office suites so that you can select all import/export file filters, not just the few that are currently popular. Microsoft's decision to take still more file formats off Office's table makes this strategy less useful and more difficult than ever before for businesses using Office to truly serve the needs of their customers.
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It's amazing how illogical a business built on binary logic can be.

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myrmidon

FDA requirements for some products require that records be retrievable and reproducable for 7 years and you must be able to prove that they have not been altered.

I don't know about Sarbanes Oxley requirements

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NORDNORD



------- CONSUMERS WHO GAVE UP THEIR RIGHTS


------- by purchasing willingly


------- DRM-INFESTED WINDOWS (VERSIONS AFTER 2000)


------- and


------- DRM-INFESTED OFFICE (VERSIONS AFTER 2000)


------- deserve little sympathy.


------- Now, hurry up and go buy Vista,


------- SUCKERS!!!

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fnordfnord

na

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dave23d

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dave23d

Microsoft must be under more legal pressure if they are to strip that much out of MS Office.

I do not believe that file formats will compromise security. Only operating system design allows security issues to happen.

Don't be the Systems Administration clown.

Use OpenOffice :)

Love Linux and 3D Linux Games :)

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Rangerboi

Yeah I use open office presently and its just as good if not better than MSO I dont see why people really bother buying MSO unless they like the prettier GUI...

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sc123

I just noticed that the Office 2003 SP3 comes up in MS Update for a system with Office 2007 installed. It is a brand new system so there shouldn't be any reason to see SP3. Mark, can you check into this?

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satr

isnt that open office is much more flexible and easier to use than ms office eh

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