so much for the nonsense

about OOo being mainly a Unix tool, or even, in any important sense, a volunteer effort (in other words, one that is not dependent on Sun spending $5m a year or so on 100 full-time professional developers): one of the more important community figures posted this to the database developers list:

SAPDB is, unfortunately, simply too large for most OOo users. Don’t forget that 80% of our users run on Windows 95/98/ME … platforms that
SAPDB doesn’t support.

IN other words, OOo is overwhelmingly used as a tool to extend the life of second-hand PCs. It must be horribly slow there. One would almost rather use it on linux.

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