Microsoft offers Office workaround

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 28, 2008.

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  2. macrumors 65816



    Couldn't MS have just written a quick Applescript to accomplish this same thing ?
  3. macrumors 6502


    Does make me chuckle. This from the largest software vendor on the planet. :rolleyes:
  4. macrumors 6502

    Or how about a shell script?
    sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2008
    sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Library/Automator
    sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Library/Fonts/Microsoft
    sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Library/Application Support/Microsoft
    They could have done the same thing with the executable problem by making everything not executable and then going back and fixing the few items that need to be executable.

    How long would that have taken them? A half hour, if they milked it?
  5. macrumors 68020


    With a team of 19 people and endless meetings it would probably take them....a couple of weeks if they moved..... quickly. ;)

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