Re: opinions on open source tools sought

Subject: Re: opinions on open source tools sought
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: RÃdacteur en chef <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:11:38 +0800 (WST)

I've used Paint.NET at a few different sites and haven't noticed any stability problems.

.NET itself seems to play unhappily with Dell and Windows though. There are two minor but annoying problems:

- a meaningless error message on Windows startup
- MS Word 2007 always thinks it's being started for the first time and wants to go off looking for components to install

Apparently these are well-known problems on recent Dell laptops, but none of the various fixes works for me so far.


----- Original Message -----
Kevin said:

I struggled with Paint.NET - mostly a matter of getting acquainted
with its peculiarities, after being accustomed to something else.

But in general, I find that .NET-based software has a nasty habit of
crapping out without warning. Actually, it's .NET itself that goes
away, with a big, insincere apology about the work I've just lost, but
it nevertheless takes the application down with it when it trips over
its own feet.

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