[LINK] M$ lock-in
cas at taz.net.au
Tue Feb 15 14:49:19 EST 2005
On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 01:16:38PM +1100, Howard Lowndes wrote:
re: PDF documents
> and it can be made unalterable,
correction: it can be made "unalterable" until someone runs one of the
available tools which makes it alterable again.
> which RTF definitely cannot be made to do.
and PDF can't really be made to do either, it can only pretend.
IMO, it is not a useful feature for software to pretend to do something that
it doesn't and can't do...and, as far as security goes, it provides worse
security than an application which does not make false claims - the false
illusion of security is worse, much worse, than knowing you have no security
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au> (part time cyborg)
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