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    Default Re: Linux > Android: Office apps

    On 2014-07-17 17:16, dragonbite wrote:

    > If you absolutely have to do something in Word (or MS Office) format,
    > you could use OneDrive's online version.


    I absolutely refuse to use an online app to work with office documents
    of any kind.

    Besides being possibly sensitive, you need a good Internet connection, a
    luxury I often don't have.

    This instant, for example, I'm on 1 GB/month cap.

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    Default Re: Linux > Android: Office apps

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-07-17 17:16, dragonbite wrote:

    > If you absolutely have to do something in Word (or MS Office) format,
    > you could use OneDrive's online version.


    I absolutely refuse to use an online app to work with office documents
    of any kind.

    Besides being possibly sensitive, you need a good Internet connection, a
    luxury I often don't have.

    This instant, for example, I'm on 1 GB/month cap.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

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    See, I am the opposite. I use the browser-based office programs and file storage because when I am at work I don't want to do the download-edit-upload routine because it leaves something even temporarily on my system other than the history and cache.

    When I am at home, I want to use a local program, but can survive with using an online application if I need to (I have a 6MBps connection speed).

    But at work, I cannot install anything and don't want to leave any larger fingerprint than my browsing history.
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    On 2014-07-17 19:46, dragonbite wrote:

    > But at work, I cannot install anything and don't want to leave any
    > larger fingerprint than my browsing history.


    But your online application provider has your document and can look at
    it. Your work people /might/ not have it, though. Or they might know
    someone at your provider that does have access, even by a back door.

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    Default Re: Linux > Android: Office apps

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-07-17 19:46, dragonbite wrote:

    > But at work, I cannot install anything and don't want to leave any
    > larger fingerprint than my browsing history.


    But your online application provider has your document and can look at
    it. Your work people /might/ not have it, though. Or they might know
    someone at your provider that does have access, even by a back door.

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    Carlos E. R.

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    Not much I can do about Google or Microsoft. I don't know if anybody at work knows anybody at Google or Microsoft and has a (really boring) interest in snooping around my files.

    Then again, if I cannot trust the people I work with then I better not work here at all! Being paranoid about my co-workers will never end well. Healthy caution is one thing.
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    Default Re: Linux > Android: Office apps

    On 2014-07-17 21:06, dragonbite wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2654531 Wrote:



    > Not much I can do about Google or Microsoft. I don't know if anybody at
    > work knows anybody at Google or Microsoft and has a (really boring)
    > interest in snooping around my files.
    >
    > Then again, if I cannot trust the people I work with then I better not
    > work here at all! Being paranoid about my co-workers will never end
    > well. Healthy caution is one thing.


    It was just an example.

    If I have to edit a private file at the office, I just do it openly, or
    I use my private hardware, if the file privacy is important to me.

    What I never do is use an online service to work on any kind of
    sensitive file, be it private or work related. I know that there are
    people out there digging information, stealing business plans or
    whatever, even from unimportant companies. So no, I'm not going to make
    it that easy to them.

    And if I ever use such an online service, it has to be based on my
    country, subject to my country privacy and security laws, never a
    foreign company. So google is ruled out.

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