[OT] Re: [plug] File Conversions

Michael Holland myk at myk.id.au
Sat Jun 23 11:27:43 WST 2007

On Sat, 23 Jun 2007, james wrote:

> I've recently being trying to run a "pure" Ubuntu environment without
> installing KDE, but I come across a problem.
> Even though Open Office can read so many esoteric file formats it can't
> read KWord documents, does anyone know of a converter, without me having
> to break the purity of my Ubuntu installation and installing KDE and
> KOffice and doing a copy and paste into open Office?

You are already defiling your once-pure system by allowing KWord docs in.
See the words of Larry Wall:

When the Gnome brings you into the Desktop you are entering to possess and
drives out before you many interfaces the KDE, Aqua, Xfce, Aero,
Enlightenment, Luna, seven desktops larger and stronger than yours, and
when the Gnome has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them,
then you must destroy them totally.
 Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy. Do not intermarry with
them. Do not give your data to their applications or take their data for
your applications, for they will turn your applications away from
following me to serve other libraries, and the GNOME's anger will burn
against you and will quickly destroy you.
 This is what you are to do to them: Break down their window managers,
smash their sacred icons, cut down their menus and burn their dialogs in
the fire.
 For you are a people holy to the Gnome. The Gnome has chosen you out of
all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured

(what the heck, it's Saturday. Apologies to St IGNUcias.)

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