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by Freddie
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Windows (General)
Topic: Slick email client
Replies: 1
Views: 2069

Slick email client

Why not incorporate a lightweight, slick, SoftMaker email client (its an easy thing to build) and dump the ungainly and overly complex Thunderbird. The Windows Live client that comes with Win 7 was actually quite good, excepting its calendar reminders, and was an exercise in simplicity and ease of u...
by Freddie
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Windows (General)
Topic: More sophisticated database
Replies: 1
Views: 2008

More sophisticated database

I suppose, with all this development going on, plans for a new database are still not on the radar? Rather than trying to emulate Access, why not simply develop the existing DBF capabilities - for example, one level of relational tables, better connectivity and so on. There must be a 'half way house...
by Freddie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Windows (General)
Topic: The Ashampoo version
Replies: 1
Views: 2396

The Ashampoo version

It seems the Ashampoo version of Office 2018 is exactly the same. The modules are even called TextMaker, Planmaker, Presentations etc. and the features seem exactly the same. At the moment the Ashampoo version is available for half the price and, apparently, features auto updates, but why not simply...
by Freddie
Wed May 30, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Windows (General)
Topic: Educational Version
Replies: 8
Views: 27317

Re: Educational Version

There is now a FreeOffice 2018 version which provides the opportunity to explore the ribbon interface and other features. I must say that SoftMaker's implementation of ribbons is the best that I have ever seen and is extremely flexible. This is a notable achievement by the development team. They hav...
by Freddie
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Windows (General)
Topic: What really advantajes offer softmaker over ms office
Replies: 12
Views: 17513

Re: What really advantajes offer softmaker over ms office

I have a 2016 licence and now i am catching the money to have 2018 one but i really like to know what adantajes offer softmaker office, i dont want to discuss about "compatibility" i know are compatible. I really want to know what advantajes offer me as a wirter and researcher in social sicence. I ...
by Freddie
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: « state of emergency »
Replies: 10
Views: 41659

Re: « state of emergency »

It is not just France of course - similar attitudes are prevailing across the so-called 'civilised' world. There is a sort of evolution going on here. Did you watch the original Kenneth Clark series on 'Civilisation' ? (still available on a DVD set). It is interesting to walk with him through the se...
by Freddie
Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Windows XP still in use?
Replies: 18
Views: 45647

Re: Windows XP still in use?

Ah... that will be the majority view certainly. Nevertheless, systems approaching ends is something of a relative concept. They can be longer lived than many might suppose.
by Freddie
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Windows XP still in use?
Replies: 18
Views: 45647

Re: Windows XP still in use?

Hi Jossi, Ditto with Linux - which started off on the right foot, but many distributions now are bloated and temperamental, although one or two remain quite interesting. I remember (in the good old days..) I ran a system with DRDOS. It was comprehensively documented, easy and intuitive to configure ...
by Freddie
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Windows XP still in use?
Replies: 18
Views: 45647

Re: Windows XP still in use?

The problem is that, in our modern world, large software providers have constructed a business model based upon perpetual reinvention and remarketing of established functionality. For most, this cycle adopts a bell curve whereas, in the early days, they are refining the codebase and generally climbi...
by Freddie
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Software Development
Replies: 0
Views: 23955

Software Development

Its curious that we seem to be going backwards with software development in general as both operating systems and application software become increasingly bloated, unintuitive in use and unreliable. Furthermore, the realised performance has, in many cases, deteriorated quite noticeably. We also seem...
by Freddie
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: SoftMaker Mail
Replies: 3
Views: 24026

Re: SoftMaker Mail

Ah! Thank you, I thought it would be something like this.

Pity we cant rejuvenate it as a no cost option in SoftMaker Office. I think many, like myself, just want a simple, fast email client without all the bells and whistles.
by Freddie
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: SoftMaker Mail
Replies: 3
Views: 24026

SoftMaker Mail

In the hints and tips section there is reference to SoftMaker Mail.

What is or was SoftMaker Mail?

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