Re: Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption

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Les Mikesell wrote:
On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 22:20, Mike McCarty wrote:

Word installs a ton of stuff locally and starts it at boot
even if you think you are loading it from a network drive.
But it's not installed on that machine. It's on a server running
NT. All that exists on the W95 machine is a "shortcut" on the
desktop. I've heard the disc on the server crank up when I click
on that link.

I didn't think you could run Office programs without
installing them on a machine.  You can do a network install
or tell it to install (some of it) on a network drive but
I thought you had to go through the motions locally and
give it the serial number.  What version of word is
this?
I'm hazy on this, but after sleeping on it, ISTR that
she may have installed on the Win95 machine, but used a network
drive. So, I suppose what you guess could be true.

Mike
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