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OO Imposter

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:46 am
by Monkey
Hey - Just signed up to tell you about an OO site imposter (forcing you to sign up for ads and stuff). Not sure what all you can do, but here is the link (very convincing to the untrained eye):

Hope it helps :)


P.S. Thanks for OO - allows me to use/work on Microsoft documents w/o having to buy it O.o plus OO is well designed :)

Re: OO Imposter

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:18 am
by acknak
Thanks for the tip.

However, what they're doing is entirely legal, so there's not much that anyone can do, and since this forum is simply volunteers, there's absolutely nothing we can do about it.

I do note that they've expanded their disclaimer; it's very clear now--assuming anyone should notice it and take the time to read it:
Disclaimer: ... This software may be obtained freely. New computer users should find our services valuable, and a time saver. If you are an advanced computer user, you probably don't need our services. Membership is for unlimited access to our site's resources. We provide an organized website with software links, technical support, tutorials and step by step guides.

So it sounds like they're not even selling OOo, they're selling membership on their site. It's underhanded, but that's why people warn: "Buyer Beware!"

Re: OO Imposter

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:28 am
by Monkey
Yea, well, .01 opacity disclaimer or not, just thought you guys might like to know! :)



Re: OO Imposter

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:11 am
by Hagar Delest
See also here for similar discussion and links: Beware of fraud site that sells open office.