Creating Excel files on Linux

Maan M. Hamze mmhamze at
Fri Sep 7 22:29:54 CEST 2001

Never mind.  I have no interest in such a discussion either.  The answer I
gave went to you by mistake.

"Michael A. Miller" <mmiller3 at> wrote in message
news:87y9nqkb8h.fsf at
> >>>>> "Maan" == Maan M Hamze <mmhamze at> writes:
>     > The issue here Michael, in my opinion, is that many attack
>     > Microsoft on the premise of the MYTH of an open platform
>     > that is being called on by many sides including companies
>     > that would not give a dime about this concept if they have
>     > the same market share as Microsoft.
> Hmmm, I thought the issue was whether or not staroffice could be
> used to create xls files.  At least that was the your original
> question.  I fail to see how the spreadsheet software market
> shares of Sun and Microsoft are relevant.  Or are you looking for
> an advocacy discussion?  I've used both excel and staroffice,
> but I don't feel strongly enough about either one to get into
> that sort of discussion with you.

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