Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
You might think that a company sending out review copies of their latest product would try to get everything right. Simple things like making it easy to install for instance, so that reviewers could get straight to what they should be looking at with the minimum of fuss. You might think that, but you'd be wrong.
A few weeks ago, under strict embargo and via FedEx from New York, I received a review release of StarOffice 9 -- the corporate incarnation of OpenOffice 3. Being Linux, Mac and Windows compatible, I foolishly anticipated an easy installation. But I was wrong. The Windows bit worked all right. I haven't tried the Mac. But where the wheels came off was under Linux -- all the more galling when you consider that StarOffice is the offspring of Sun Microsystems who are about as venerable as you can get in the Unix/Linux world.