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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Erik Funkenbusch wrote on Mon, 6 Mar 2006 17:30:09 -0600
Extremely, according to some of the more deluded Wintroolies around here. :-)
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Oddly, www.visio.com is not registered by Microsoft. The official webpage appears to be located at
Clicking on "product info" takes one to the slightly more logically named
with a completely different top color (orange vs. blue).
Top 10 Reasons to use Visio:
1 Document and analyze business processes.
2 Track comments by individuals.
(wait...isn't that more for the likes of Visual SourceSafe or Office?)
3 Collaborate in new ways.
(What's wrong with the old ones?)
4 Annotate diagrams more naturally on the Tablet PC.
(As opposed to other PC's?)
5 Capture ideas with brainstorming tools.
(An interesting idea, a "brainstorming tool".)
6 Create calendars from Outlook.
(Outlook needs help?)
7 Create and use technical diagrams more easily.
8 Create and modify diagrams more quickly.
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Erik Funkenbusch I'm not sure that principle should apply to something that is principally developed by community effort. I was under the impression that it was only really useful for Tablet PCs...
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Erik Funkenbusch News groups can seem very active with fewer than 50 people, and more than...
9 Build powerful, connected solutions.
10 Access improved support in other locales and languages.
This is a little bizarre but it's clear Visio is a lot more than Dia or XFig here. Either that, or this is hyperbolic to the extreme.
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