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How to deal with Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Win_x86_intall_en-US.exe?

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You send a file to a corporation...it seamlessly is converted to open source..then it comes back to poor dumb stupid end user..as an executable...WHAT NEXT???/  So I am forced to deal with open source...what a merry go round..I don't have a problem with open source...but how do you protect yourself from this occurring again???
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As I understand it, (my viewpoint) that it would not be prudent to install an executable (especially from another end user outside of the network) on a clients machine just to continue the goal of the transaction, which is collaboration.
Therefore, I going to suggest converting the document to pdf or possibly xps...so that I am not getting in  the way of  the effort...I will have more time later today to think this through.. any other suggestion would be appreciated..
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  The legitimate download would be found here: http://www.openoffice.org/   Are they asking you to use Apache Open Office?  
10023: yes an executable file to install what they profess to be open office.  I don't know if I can extract the source document from the executable...I don't have any knowledge pertaining to the source of the document...since i am dealing with email

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t's a little suspect.  But I don't know how you would protect yourself from customers sending you files.  Don't they do that all the time anyway?
10023 yes but not executables...but that brings up a point..i could sandbox it?...just to keep going??
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