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Re: Unidentified subject!

On Fri, 2001-08-31 at 11:59, F Zimmermann wrote:
> On 31 Aug 2001, charles verbeken wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > This is regarding a few questions regarding the installationa and the compatibility of debian OS. Will I be able to use my former office 98 files and other systems previously used i.e. ms paint etc.
> >
> > Thanks for reading.
> Well first it's NOT the OS that is compatible with the files it's the
> applications running on that OS. MS Office files, yes there are
> applications you can use: StarOffice, highly compatible to MS Office; then
> there are some command line tools to rip off the chunk from Office files
> and use them as text files. MS Paint no idea; if they are using a non
> standard format (very very likely; why using standards?) then you might be
> unlucky.

MS Paint uses Windows BMP files which can be opened by The GIMP
(Photoshop for Linux) or converted using ImageMagick.


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